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