Contest and registration details

Registration open from May 17 – June 11

To register, participants should send the following information in an email to mary.zook@potawatomi.org: name, Tribal ID, division, photograph(s) of work and a short description.

Adult contest

Includes an amateur and professional division, and participants must be 16 years or older. Participants should submit their piece as a professional if they have received payment for that type of work. Otherwise, artists may enter as an amateur.

For example, if a participant has been paid for beaded earrings in the past and would like to enter a beaded keychain, they are both pieces of beadwork. Because of that, the participant would be required to enter the keychain under the professional division.

The amateur division includes two categories: painting/drawing and other. Artists may submit three pieces across all categories. Submissions do not have to be Native American themed, and the contest accepts all types of art, including regalia.

Judges evaluate amateur pieces, but CPN members will vote via a survey for the professional division.

Youth contest

The youth contest includes four age-based divisions: 5 & under, 6-9, 10-12 and 13-15.

All mediums of art are welcome and not required to be Native American themed. Youth participants must create their pieces before Festival and within the last three years.

Winners for all divisions will be announced during General Council on June 26 at 3 p.m.