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.

2025 Cooperative Calendar of Student Art Contest — ENTRIES CLOSED!

Entries for the 2025 Cooperative Calendar of Student Art are now CLOSED! Keep watching for details regarding the 2026 contest and how to enter later this year.

Congratulations to our 2024 Cooperative Calendar of Student Art Contest Winners!

Here are the students who will be gracing the pages of our 26th annual Cooperative Calendar of Student Art in 2024.

Grade Division winners ($200)

Kindergarten — Serenity White, Medora

First Grade — Hadley Wagner, Jasper

Second Grade — Rayna Pryor, Flora

Third Grade — Trinity Messmer, Jasper

Fourth Grade — Flynn Cissell, Borden

Fifth Grade — Kaylin Fuller, Charlestown

Sixth Grade — Chloe Holtke, Seymour

Seventh Grade — Nandini Kondhare, Columbus

Eighth Grade — Jenna Merli, Union Mills

Ninth Grade — Cate Deckena, South Whitley

10th Grade — Riley Aebersold, New Albany

11th Grade — Justine Ocken, South Whitley

12th Grade — Lindsey Todd, Craigville

Best of ShowJustine Ocken (additional $100)


Honorable Mention winners ($75)

Kindergarten — Benton Welp, Jasper

First Grade — Kinze Campbell, Union Mills

Second Grade — Arabella White, Medora

Third Grade — Naiya Hood, Brazil

Fourth Grade — Lily Fouts, Seymour

Fifth Grade — Dakota Moon, Brazil

Sixth Grade — McKenzie Haehl, Shelbyville

Seventh Grade — Kyla Krouse, Fort Wayne

Eighth Grade — Viola Reeves, Monrovia

Ninth Grade — Makenna Krause, South Whitley

10th Grade — Taylor Patton, Paoli

11th Grade — Justine Ocken, South Whitley

12th Grade — Elizabeth Mattos, Kendallville

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