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Welcome to the 2023 TechSmart Art Contest!


Printable Contest Rules for Students

How does it work?

Past and current TechSmart students can create artwork that can be transformed into a sprite in the TechSmart platform. As a reminder, a sprite is computer graphic that can be moved on screen. You can submit any kind of sprite idea - realistic or fanciful, people or objects, etc.

If your artwork is chosen by TechSmart staff, our artist Heewon will transform your design into a sprite that will be available in the TechSmart Sprite Library for everyone across the country to use!

What kind of art can I submit?

You can create your art in any medium - if it's on paper, you can just take a picture of your artwork and submit a photo.

What is not allowed? - Sprite Sheets, Backgrounds, any image that you did not create yourself, or any artwork that has clear likeness to existing intellectual property (eg. Pokemon, Minecraft, etc.).

How do I submit my artwork?

Complete the form at bit.ly/ts-artcontest. The deadline is March 31st, 2023.

What are the awards?

Our TechSmart staff will choose winning sprite artwork in each category, and those winners will have their artwork transformed into sprites. We will also choose a group of honorable mentions for other outstanding artwork.


The three categories for entry:

  • Elementary School (3rd - 5th grade)
  • Middle School (6th - 8th grade)
  • High School (9th - 12th grade)


New this year, winners from each category will also receive a gift card for the TechSmart Swag Store! The following gift card amounts can be won:

  • Category Winner: $25 - The winner’s coding teacher will also receive a $25 gift card!
  • Honorable Mentions: $10


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