39th Annual Manhattan Beach Student Art and Photography Contest

Continuing the tradition of the Annual Art Show and Photography Contest this year, Manhattan Beach K-12 students have been invited to submit their creations this February. Students interested in participating are encouraged to pick up contest rules and an entry form in your Manhattan Beach School Office or download 2017 K-5 Grade Entry Form or 2017 6-12 Grade Entry Form here. Submissions are due in your school office by no later than Friday, February 10, 2017 by 3 pm. Submissions will be reviewed and winners will receive an invitation to attend the Awards Ceremony. The Awards Ceremony will be held on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. in the Neptunian Woman’s Club clubhouse at 920 Highland Avenue. Cash awards are given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place winners. Questions about the contest or the awards ceremony? Please contact the Art Show Co-Chair, Lorri Kamphner.


Elizabeth Dorsey organized the first “Art Tea” in 1978.  She had a vision of giving every student in Manhattan Beach recognition for their talent.   The event has grown to exhibiting 120 pieces last year.  Photography is a category alongside the many other mediums of art.    Ribbons are given to all artists, while 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place winners receive cash awards.   After pieces are selected from the schools by a committee of five, three professional artists from the community come to select the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place winners.

The Neptunians want to support art in the home and schools, and consider it their privilege to offer this event to the community.