Annual Art and Essay Contest

Each spring, the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum's Education Department hosts an Art and Essay Contest for students in the region. The contest calls for entries of original artwork from students in grades K-12 and essays from students in grades 4-12. Entries are collected in February and March and the awards ceremony is held later in the spring.

The contest theme is often aligned to the temporary exhibit in the museum and therefore changes every year. Please click on the links to the right for information about the current contest. The links below can be used to submit your entries.

This is one of our favorite programs each year! We love seeing the creativity and talent of the students in our area!

Click here to see the pictures of the 2023 Art & Essay Contest Awards Ceremony!


Young Spurs Writing Contest

The partnership of the Bush Library and Museum with the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference and Big Thought gives students (9th grade - 12th grade) an opportunity to enter the Young Spurs Writing Contest. Winners of this national non-fiction essay contest will be published in The Dallas Morning News.

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