Creative Art Contest





Students K-12 in Miami-Dade and Broward County will have the chance to participate in the 2021 Orange Bowl Creative Art Contest, which focuses on a different theme every year. All students K-12 in Miami-Dade and Broward County are eligible to submit artwork and have the opportunity to win one of 14 prizes.

The Orange Bowl has sent contest rules and instructions directly to all schools in South Florida, so before entering this contest on your own, check with your teachers first to see if your class is submitting artwork together.




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


Art work will be reviewed by OBC staff and committee members.


  • Must be original work
  • Show good use of design
  • The theme should be represented in the poster
  • Utilize medium or media that will not smear
  • Maximum Size 18’’ x 24’’
  • Posters must include: South Florida, OBIE mascot, college football and the 2021 theme
  • All entries must be submitted digitally or to the OBC office by Friday, November 19th at 5:00 P.M. ET


Winners will receive the following prizes, to include gift cards provided by  Blick_Art_Materials

  • First Prize (four winners): $200 Gift Card + $50 BLICK Art Materials Gift Card
  • Second Prize (four winners): $100 Gift Card + $50 BLICK Art Materials Gift Card
  • Third Prize (four winners): $50 Gift Card + $50 BLICK Art Materials Gift Card
  • Grand Prize (one winner): $500 gift card and a Custom Orange Bowl Bike + $200 BLICK Art Materials Gift Card
  • The Grand Prize winner will also receive two (2) tickets to the Playoff Semifinal Capital One Orange Bowl on December 31st, 2021. 
  • The school that submits the most entries will have an Orange Bowl takeover celebration at the school (format to be dictated by school’s COVID protocols)
  • All student winners will receive four (4) tickets to the 2021 AutoNation Orange Bowl Basketball Classic on December 18, 2021


The Grand Prize winner’s artwork will be featured as a full page acknowledgement in the 2021 Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl game program and he/she will receive special recognition during the game.


For entries mailed or delivered to the OBC Office:

  • Posters should show good use of design and the theme should be represented in the poster. Students should use medium or media that will not smear.
  • The 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.

Posters must be delivered or mailed by November 19th, 2021 at 5:00 P.M. EST to:
Orange Bowl Committee
Attn: Creative Art Contest
14360 NW 77th CT
Miami Lakes, FL 33016

For entries submitted online:

  • Take a photo of your artwork OR save your digital artwork in .jpg format.
  • If submitting a photo, it should be of JUST the artwork.
  • Fit the art to the frame as best as possible.
  • Make sure the artwork is in good lighting.
  • Finally fill out the entry form and submit your artwork digitally.



  • September 7 – Contest information will be sent to schools/art teachers
  • September 15 – Contest officially begins
  • November 19 – Deadline to submit entries
  • December 1 – Winners will be announced and contacted
  • December 31 – Grand prize winner will receive special recognition at the 2021 Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl


Alexis Rojas, Orange Bowl Committee  (305) 341-4737 direct



Grand Prize Winner

Sureily D. Marestein - Arthur & Polly Mars Conservatory of the Arts

K-2 Grade Winners

1st Place: Mia Soubra - Parkridge Christian Academy
2nd Place: Ivanna I. Padronpachano - Eugenia B. Thomas K-8 Center
3rd Place: Gabriella Fleitas - Norma Butler Bossard Elementary

3-5 Grade Winners

1st Place: Andre Beni Suarez - South Miami K-8 Center
2nd Place: Nicholas Merino - Pinecrest Elementary
3rd Place: Jennifer Reichle - Pinecrest Elementary

6-8 Grade Winners

1st Place: Jasmin Andino - Jose Marti Academy
2nd Place: Georgina Herrera - Hammocks Middle School
3rd Place: Sophia Ruiz - Jose Marti Academy

9-12 Grade Winners

1st Place: Natalie Szkwarek - Marjory Stoneman Douglas
2nd Place: Anne Reichle - Coral Reef Senior High
3rd Place: Luna Parada - Coral Reef Senior High

People's Choice Award

Jayde Capon - Virginia A Boone Highland Oaks Elementary

Teacher Who Submitted the Most Entries

Patricia Keller - Coral Reef Senior High School


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