Reach For The Stars Art & Creative Writing Contest

Event Type: 
Special Event

Event Ages: 
Elementary School
Middle School
Young Adult
Ages 3 to 12

Create a piece of original art or writing with the theme “Reach For The Stars!” and enter in our contest on April 22nd at the 2018 Walk for Autism.

'Reaching for the Stars' celebrates the experiences, challenges, strengths, and/or diversity of individuals with autism. Art will be displayed at our 2018 Walk for Autism event, and contest winners will win gift cards to local businesses.


Important Dates:

Art Workshop - March 25th, 2018, 11:00 - 12:30pm

Submission Deadline for Contest Entries - April 12, 2018

Art Showing and Contest - April 22nd, 2018, 12:00 - 4:00pm, in the SLO Mission Plaza


How to Submit Art

Option 1: Join our Workshop, Sunday March 25th, 11-12:30pm.

Come and create unique art of the 2018 WALK for Autism Reach for the Stars Art Contest at our workshop.  Art instructors will be available to assist and the workshop is available for all skill levels - novice to expert.  There are a limited number of spots so please register early.  A $5.00 material fee is required so students don't need to bring any supplies with them to attend.  

Workshop Location:

Paso Robles Art Association Gallery
Inside Studios on the Park (Studio 7)
1130 Pine Street
Paso Robles, CA

Option 2: Create Art on your own and submit into competition.

Please limit the size of submitted works to no larger than 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches.  Any art medium is great (markers, crayon, acrylic, oil, collage, poetry, story, cartoon, digital graphics, etc.). 


Where to Submit Art

Art not created at the workshop below may be submitted the following ways.  Art MUST BE RECIEVED by Aprl 12, 2018 to be entered in the competition.

Submit via email:
[email protected]

Submit via regular mail:
P.O. Box 3417
San Luis Obispo, CA 93403

Submit in person:

Dr. Debra Balke, MD
1320 Las Tablas Rd.
Templeton, CA 93465


Laurie Ferguson at Spark Psychological Services
5975 Entrada Ave.
Atascadero, CA 93422


at The 2018 WALK for Autism on Aprill 22, 2018 in Misison Plaza 
Submissions made at the event are not eligible for the contest and will be displayed only.

Submission of art or writing provides consent to CCASC to display your work at the WALK For Autism & Awareness Fair on April 22 in the SLO Mission Plaza. Winners chosen by random drawing. All submissions recognized with Participation Ribbons for your hard work! It is not necessary to have a diagnosis of autism to participate.​

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