Bicentennial Youth Art Contest Deadline Extended Until February 21st

February 2, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS – Today the Bicentennial Commission announced the deadline for Marion County youth artists to design and submit their entries for the city’s Bicentennial Youth Art Contest had been extended until February 21. Mayor Joe Hogsett and the Indianapolis Bicentennial Commission announced the contest last month as part of the Indianapolis’ Founder’s Week celebration.

The youth art contest seeks original submissions created by students from across Indianapolis/Marion County (grades 6-12) that are inspired by one of the four Bicentennial themes: History, Civic Pride, Innovation, or Legacy. Designs will be reviewed by members of the Mayor’s Youth Leadership Council. The winning submission will receive a $1,000 prize, half of which will be a 529 contribution. Additionally, it will be used (along with the official Bicentennial logo) for Bicentennial promotional materials, public displays, and more.

Students, teachers, and parents/legal guardians are encouraged to visit to learn more and submit artwork. The deadline for submissions has been extended until Sunday, February 21 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

The Indianapolis Bicentennial spans from June 2020 through May 2021, highlighting two pivotal events in the founding of our city: the selection of land along the east bank of the White River for our new state capital in 1820, and the ratifying vote by the General Assembly and official naming of Indianapolis in 1821. To stay updated on the latest programming and news follow @indyturns200 on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or visit the bicentennial website at