Creative Art Contest




2018 Orange Bowl Creative Art Contest

Objective: Students K-12 will have the chance to participate in the 2018 Orange Bowl Creative Art Contest which focuses on health and wellness initiatives. Students in Miami-Dade or Broward County are eligible to submit artwork and have the opportunity to win one of 12 prizes.

OBIE, the Orange Bowl mascot, along with the Orange Bowl staff, will embark on a school tour promoting the contest starting September through mid-November.



  • Kindergarten – 2nd Grade
  • 3rd Grade – 5th Grade
  • 6th Grade – 8th Grade
  • 9th Grade – 12th Grade

Judging:  Will be reviewed by a panel of judges

Contest Rules:

  • Must be original work
  • Show good use of design
  • Theme should be represented in the poster
  • Utilize medium or media that will not smear (i.e. glitter and chalk)
  • Maximum Size 18’’ x 24’’
  • Entry form must be taped on back of poster
  • One entry per student
  • All entires must be submitted by November 16, 2018 at 5:00 PM EST


  • First Prize (four winners): $200 Nike Gift Card
  • Second Prize (four winners): $100 Nike Gift Card
  • Third Prize (four winners): $50 Nike Gift Card
  • Grand Prize (One winner): $500 Nike gift card and Custom Orange Bowl Bike
    • The Grand Prize winner will also receive two (2) tickets to the 2018 MetroPCS Orange Bowl Basketball Classic on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at the BB&T Center.
  • All Student Winners: Will also receive four (4) tickets to the 2018 MetroPCS Orange Bowl Basketball Classic on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at the BB&T Center.
  • Teacher: The teacher with the most entries submitted will receive a $500 Office Max gift card.
  • School: The school that submits the most entries will have an Orange Bowl takeover celebration at the school.

Display: The Grand Prize winner’s artwork will be featured as a full-page acknowledgement in the 2018 College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl game program and he/she will be part of a special on-field presentation.

Entry Details: Posters should show good use of design and theme. Maximum poster size is 18” x 24” and each student can submit one. All entries must have a completed official registration attached to the back of the poster. The form can be obtained from the school art teachers, downloaded from the Orange Bowl website, or contact Erika Lorenzo via email at or work phone (305) 341-4746. 

Posters must be delivered or mailed by November 16, 2018 at 5:00 P.M. EST to:

Orange Bowl Committee
Attn: Creative Art Contest
14360 NW 77th CT
Miami Lakes, FL 33016


To participate in the “People’s Choice” portion, in addition to submitting their entry to the Orange Bowl Committee, students must upload an image of their artwork to Instagram between September 4th – November 16th. In order for the Instagram post to be eligible, the account the student uploads their image to must be public during the duration of the 2018 Orange Bowl Creative Art Contest (September 4th – November 16th).

Students must also mention his/her school (school’s Instagram, school’s hashtag, or name of school), tag @orangebowlevents, and use the hashtag #OBCreativeArts. The post with the most “likes” by the end of the contest will receive the recognition of “People’s Choice” award winner.

IMPORTANT: The student must submit his/her original art work to the Orange Bowl Committee office in addition to uploading an image on Instagram. Students who only submit their artwork on Instagram will not be eligible.


  • August 27th – All art contest information will be sent to schools/art teachers and begin following up with school and scheduling OBIE school visits via phone, fax, mailer, and/or email
  • September 4th – Contest officially begins and school tour kicks off
  • November 16th – OBIE school tour ends and the deadline to submit all entries is 5:00 P.M. EST
  • Sept. 4th – Nov. 16th – People’s Choice Award Contest on Instagram
  • November 30th – Winners will be announced and contacted
  • December 29th – Grand prize winner will receive special recognition at the 2018 College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl
  • TBD January 2019 – Orange Bowl School takeover celebration for school that submits the most entries

Contact: Erika Lorenzo, Orange Bowl Committee
       / (305) 341-4746 direct






Grand Prize Winner:

Kasandra Suarez, Ruben Dario Middle School (6th-8th)

K-2 Grade Winners:

1st place: Anise Francois, Arch Creek Elementary
2nd place: Kennen Eme, Arch Creek Elementary
3rd place: Marina Recht, Embassy Creek Elementary

3-5 Grade Winners:

1st place: Minx Anthony, Coconut Grove Elementary
2nd place: Gianessa DaCosta, Eagle Ridge Elementary
3rd place: Anthony Zapata, Embassy Creek Elementary

6-8 Grade Winners:

1st place: Sophia Nesselroth, Pioneer Middle School
2nd place: Bryan Diaz, Ruben Dario Middle School
3rd place: Elijah Vega, Plantation Middle School

9-12 Grade Winners:

1st place: Stephanie Salgado, South Broward High School
2nd place: Spencer Robinson, Cooper City High School
3rd place: Alisha Ramos, Cooper City High School

Teacher Who Submitted the Most Entries:

  1. Mr.  Eliezer Castro: Ruben Dario Middle School
  2. Mr. Chris Howard: Downtown Miami Charter
  3. Ms. Ellen Morrison: Embassy Creek Elementary
  4. Ms. Karen Mohammed: Eagle Ridge Elementary
  5. Ms. Anette Shumway: HIVE Prep

People's Choice Award:

Katie Brent, Embassy Creek Elementary


Thank you to all who participated!



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