2019 OBYFA Clinics

Creative Art Contest




Students K-12 will have the chance to participate in the 2018 Orange Bowl Creative Art Contest which focuses on health and wellness initiatives. Students in Miami-Dade or Broward County are eligible to submit artwork and have the opportunity to win one of 12 prizes.

OBIE, the Orange Bowl mascot, along with the Orange Bowl staff, will embark on a school tour promoting the contest starting September through mid-November.

Contest Theme


  • Kindergarten – 2nd Grade
  • 3rd Grade – 5th Grade
  • 6th Grade – 8th Grade
  • 9th Grade – 12th Grade

The contest will be reviewed by a panel of judges.

Contest Rules
  • Must be original work
  • Show good use of design
  • Theme should be represented in the poster
  • Should include visual representation of South Florida, college football, healthy lifestyles and OBIE, our mascot
  • Utilize medium or media that will not smear (i.e. glitter and chalk)
  • Maximum Size 18’’ x 24’’
  • Entry form must be taped on back of poster
  • One entry per student
  • All entires must be submitted by November 16, 2018 at 5:00 PM EST
  • First Prize (four winners): $200 Nike Gift Card
  • Second Prize (four winners): $100 Nike Gift Card
  • Third Prize (four winners): $50 Nike Gift Card
  • Grand Prize (One winner): $500 Nike gift card and Custom Orange Bowl Bike
    • The Grand Prize winner will also receive two (2) tickets to the 2018 College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at Hard Rock Stadium.
  • All Student Winners: Will also receive four (4) tickets to the 2018 Metro by T-Mobile Orange Bowl Basketball Classic on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at the BB&T Center.
  • Teacher: The teacher with the most entries submitted will receive a $500 Office Max gift card.
  • School: The school that submits the most entries will have an Orange Bowl takeover celebration at the school.

The Grand Prize winner’s artwork will be featured as a full-page acknowledgement in the 2018 College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl game program and he/she will be part of a special on-field presentation.

Entry Details

Posters should show good use of design and theme. Maximum poster size is 18” x 24” and each student can submit one. All entries must have a completed official registration attached to the back of the poster. The form can be obtained from the school art teachers, downloaded from the Orange Bowl website, or contact Erika Lorenzo via email at elorenzo@orangebowl.org or work phone (305) 341-4746.

Posters must be delivered or mailed by November 16, 2018 at 5:00 P.M. EST to:

Orange Bowl Committee
Attn: Creative Art Contest
14360 NW 77th CT
Miami Lakes, FL 33016


To participate in the “People’s Choice” portion, in addition to submitting their entry to the Orange Bowl Committee, students must upload an image of their artwork to Instagram between September 4th – November 16th. In order for the Instagram post to be eligible, the account the student uploads their image to must be public during the duration of the 2018 Orange Bowl Creative Art Contest (September 4th – November 16th).

Students must also mention his/her school (school’s Instagram, school’s hashtag, or name of school), tag @orangebowlevents, and use the hashtag #OBCreativeArts. The post with the most “likes” by the end of the contest will receive the recognition of “People’s Choice” award winner.

IMPORTANT: The student must submit his/her original art work to the Orange Bowl Committee office in addition to uploading an image on Instagram. Students who only submit their artwork on Instagram will not be eligible.

  • August 27th – All art contest information will be sent to schools/art teachers and begin following up with school and scheduling OBIE school visits via phone, fax, mailer, and/or email
  • September 4th – Contest officially begins and school tour kicks off
  • November 16th – OBIE school tour ends and the deadline to submit all entries is 5:00 P.M. EST
  • Sept. 4th – Nov. 16th – People’s Choice Award Contest on Instagram
  • November 30th – Winners will be announced and contacted
  • December 29th – Grand prize winner will receive special recognition at the 2018 College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl
  • TBD January 2019 – Orange Bowl School takeover celebration for school that submits the most entries

Erika Lorenzo, Orange Bowl Committee
elorenzo@orangebowl.org / (305) 341-4746 direct





Grand Prize Winner

Brian Diaz, Ruben Dario Middle School

K-2 Grade Winners

1st place: Valerie Machin, Norma Butler Bossard Elementary
2nd place: Gloria Petitphar, GKE Sabal Palm Elementary
3rd place: Jathniel Dordoye, GKE Sabal Palm Elementary
Runner up: Devy Otero, Nativity Catholic School

3-5 Grade Winners

1st place: Minx Anthony, Coconut Grove Elementary
2nd place: Mia Echevarria, Florida Christian School FCS
3rd place: Ana Cristina Bottger, Nativity Catholic School
Runner up: Austin Bennett, Gloria Floyd Elementary

6-8 Grade Winners

1st place: Gabriel Toledo, Ruben Dario Middle
2nd place: Shams Mosallem, Somerset Academy South Homestead
3rd place: Sophia Nesselroth, Pioneer Middle School
Runner up: Alexa Fenollal, Forest Glen Middle School

9-12 Grade Winners

1st place: Elizabeth Stempien, Somerset Academy Charter High
2nd place: Paloma Buzzi, South Broward High School
3rd place: Mayra Tuyare, Booker T. Washington High School
Runner up: Louis Couvertier, Florida Christian School

Teacher Who Submitted the Most Entries

Jennifer Goss, Art Teacher, Falcon Cove Middle School

People's Choice Award

Leah Singleton, Nativity Elementary School, 3rd-5th grade

Thank you to all who participated!



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