Indiana Connection Cooperative Calendar of Student Art - Indiana Connection

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.

2023 Cooperative Calendar of Student Art Contest

We can’t wait to see our talented students’ artwork! Click on the button below to find out how to enter our 2023 contest. Deadline for entries is March 18, 2022.

Congratulations to our 2022 Cooperative Calendar of Student Art Contest Winners!

Here are the students are gracing the pages of our 2022 Cooperative Calendar of Student Art.

Grade Division winners ($200)

Kindergarten — Arabella White, Medora

First Grade — Reid Blake, Greensburg

Second Grade — Flynn Cissell, Borden

Third Grade — Olivia DeSchamp, Jasper

Fourth Grade — Jessa Berg, Ferdinand

Fifth Grade — Rachael Shoemaker, Argos

Sixth Grade — Jackson Robbins, Rochester

Seventh Grade — Harley Koons, Seymour

Eighth Grade — Riley Aebersold, New Albany

Ninth Grade — Justine Ocken, South Whitley

10th Grade — Andrew Zink, Winona Lake

11th Grade — Hannah Brown, South Whitley

12th Grade — Danielle Sommerman, English

Best of ShowDanielle Sommerman, English (additional $100)


Honorable Mention winners ($75)

Kindergarten — Ella Lubbers, Ferdinand

First Grade — Cora Atkins, Ferdinand

Second Grade — Hannie McNeely, Fairland

Third Grade — Kaylin Fuller, Charlestown

Fourth Grade — Julie Bloomfield, Winona Lake

Fifth Grade — SaRai Fontanez, Seymour

Sixth Grade — Adilynn Meyers, Decatur

Seventh Grade — Lucy Hess, Crawfordsville

Eighth Grade — Cameryn Proxmire, Kendallville

Ninth Grade — Justine Ocken, South Whitley

10th Grade — Sophia Watson, Charlestown

11th Grade — Kaitlin Anderson, South Whitley

12th Grade — Abigail Brinegar, Paoli