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Sponsored by Arts For Life Utah – Dance, Drama, Music, Visual Arts. Theme: “Creating Connection.”

  • March 7th: Submissions Due
  • March 15th: Finalists Announced
  • March 18: Voting Opens

Submit a work of art on the theme. You could win the grand prize or a judges’ choice award.

M’art’ch Madness is a multidisciplinary arts competition presenting student works of art on the theme “Creating Connection.” Submissions from the fields of dance, drama, music, visual arts, media arts, literary arts, and more are accepted. Entries will be published as an online digital gallery on the Arts for Life Utah website and social media platforms soon after. We are happy to announce the continuation of last year’s special judges’ choice category for elementary-aged contestants.

Presidents of all four arts education organizations in Utah (UMEA, UAEA, UDEO, and UACTT), will select 16 finalists for the the M’art’ch Madness competition based on the quality of work and connection to the theme. The 16 finalists will be announced on March 15, 2024, and voting will open on March 18, 2024.

Finalists will be published on the @artsforlifeutah Instagram story in pairs and viewers will be able to vote for their favorite! Each day the previous day’s winners will be paired until we have a final winner. The winners will receive a set of art supplies, a pair of AirPods, or a Visa gift card in the mail.

Submission Requirements:

  • Submit by no later than March 7, 2024 to be considered for the final competition.
  • Digital file prepared to share on the Instagram platform: no larger than 4GB, 1-minute limit, aspect ratio 1:1, 1080p x 1350p is best.
  • Acceptable formats include: .doc, .jpg, .pdf, .png, .mov, .mp4, .mp3
  • Submission must include biographical information: name, school, age, and grade (a headshot is optional but welcome).
  • Include an artist statement about your piece (50-250 words).
  • Submit your entry to or DM us on Instagram @artsforlifeutah.

Consider these prompts

  • How do the arts connect you with others?
  • How do the arts help you connect with the world around you?
  • How do the arts deepen your self-awareness?
  • How do the arts create a feeling of belonging?
  • How do the arts help you develop meaningful relationships?
  • How does your art create community?
  • Download March Madness Poster