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Indiana Connection Cooperative Calendar of Student Art

Since 1998, Indiana Connection and participating Indiana electric cooperatives have held an annual art contest for Indiana students in grades kindergarten through 12. The winning works from each grade are then used to illustrate the Cooperative Calendar of Student Art that participating REMCs/RECs have distributed.

Each of the numbered grades is given the corresponding month of the year to illustrate: 12 grades, 12 months. It’s a perfect combination. Kindergartners are assigned the cover each year. The calendar is localized by the participating cooperatives to provide important information to consumers such as billing and annual meeting dates, phone numbers and electrical safety and energy efficiency information. The calendar helps co-ops meet one of the 7 cooperative principles — member information and education. In addition, by being illustrated with student art, the calendar helps fulfill another of the 7 principles — commitment to community. As more art programs in schools face budgetary challenges, Indiana Connection believes encouraging the arts — the imagination, self-expression and creativity these disciplines stimulate — is vital to society. Not only do the arts produce aesthetic beauty and entertainment for our hearts and souls, studies after study show the arts play a key role alongside science, technology, engineering and math in producing the minds of well-rounded, problem-solving, thoughtful individuals needed to lead and run our modern, high-tech world.

2024 Cooperative Calendar of Student Art Contest

Entries for the 2024 Cooperative Calendar of Student Art are now being accepted! Deadline for entries is March 24, 2023. Get entry forms and contest details here.

Congratulations to our 2023 Cooperative Calendar of Student Art Contest Winners!

Here are the students who will be gracing the pages of our 25th annual Cooperative Calendar of Student Art in 2023.

Grade Division winners ($200)

Kindergarten — Sophia Lueken, Jasper

First Grade — Arabella White, Medora

Second Grade — Alexander DeSchamp, Jasper

Third Grade — Flynn Cissell, Border

Fourth Grade — Kaylin Fuller, Charlestown

Fifth Grade — Lydia Kelley, Charlestown

Sixth Grade — Cali Ann Fox, Seymour

Seventh Grade — Adilynn Meyers, Decatur

Eighth Grade — Ellie Hilbert, Noblesville

Ninth Grade — Bailey Hering, Union Mills

10th Grade — Alivia Tucker, South Whitley

11th Grade — Andrew Zink, Winona Lake

12th Grade — Heidi Blattert, Mitchell

Best of ShowAndrew Zink (additional $100)


Honorable Mention winners ($75)

Kindergarten — Mira Smith, Fairland

First Grade — Samuel Smith, Churubusco

Second Grade — Brantly Roller, Burnettsville

Third Grade — Elizabeth Avis, Elizabeth

Fourth Grade — Erika Batz, Williams

Fifth Grade — Elizabeth Blattert, Mitchell

Sixth Grade — Nandini Amol Kondhare, Columbus

Seventh Grade — Sophie Yang, Brownsburg

Eighth Grade — Ashelyn Evans, Medaryville

Ninth Grade — Sarah Stonerock, Greenfield

10th Grade — Isabella Fox, North Vernon

11th Grade — Ellie Sims, Paoli

12th Grade — Addy Knakiewicz, Morocco

To learn more, you can view this article from our June 2022 issue here.

We will also be posting the artwork in our Gallery of Student Art as soon as possible.