Submissions Open for PBS39’s 2018 Artist of the Month Contest


Submissions Open for PBS39’s 2018 Artist of the Month Contest

K-12 students can submit artwork through Fri., Oct. 27, 2017
for a chance to be featured on PBS39.

Bethlehem, Pa. — Sept. 12, 2017 — Students in grades K-12 will once again have the opportunity to put their creativity to the test as part of PBS39’s third annual Artist of the Month contest.

Artist of the Month will once again feature the artwork of 12 student artists — one for each month of the year — throughout 2018. Students are encouraged to submit their finest work from one of the following categories: Painting, drawing, photography, videography, sculpture or performance art (video).

Over the past two years, PBS39 has received more than 130 submissions from students, parents, and educators in the Greater Lehigh Valley. Selected students have been featured by PBS39 online, on-air, and on social media.

Each 2018 Artist of the Month will receive:

  • A one-minute feature video to run on PBS39 television, social media, and (Month TBD).
  • An Artist of the Month feature post on PBS39 News at
  • An invitation to PBS39’s exclusive Artists of the Month Art Show in December 2018.

Students can submit their artwork via photograph or digital file to PBS39 from September 12 through October 27, 2017. Winners will be selected and notified by Friday, November 10, 2017. Four winners will be selected from each of the following categories: Elementary (K-4); Middle (5-8); and High School (9-12). All artwork must have been created within the past six months at time of submission. To give more students a chance to be featured, 12 new winners will be selected for 2018.

Artist of the Month is a part of PBS39’s Full STEAM Ahead! Early Childhood Education Initiatve. Any questions should be directed to

About PBS39

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Information Provided By:
DaWayne Cleckley
VP, Marketing