Artwork Divisions and Categories


Division 1, Grades 7 – 9

  • 1 entry per student

Division 2, Grades 10 – 12

  • 2 entries per student


(A) Weaving & Textiles: Quilts, sashes, rugs, wall hangings

(B) Beadwork: All items with beads except tobacco pouches, pipes, moccasins, and bandolier bags which go to cultural items

(C) Pottery: (Slip molds and green-ware not allowed.) Bowls, plates, canteens, and small figures of animals.  Larger, more contemporary ceramics go in sculpture.

(D) Jewelry & Lapidary

(E) Cultural Items: Looms, dolls, dream catchers, gods’ eyes, hogans, bows and arrows, flutes, cradle boards, plus above-noted beaded items

(F) Drawings: Pencil, pen and ink, charcoal, crayon, marker, oil pastels, scratch board

(G) Paintings: Oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, tempera

(H) Photographs: Plain or enhanced, color, black & white

(J) Collage and Mixed Media: Use of two or more art mediums

(K) Sculpture: Hand-wrought stone, wood, metal, large ceramic, paper mache, cloth, rope baskets

(L) Computer Generated Art

(M) Graphics: Blocks – tile, wood, stone, prints of engraving, woodcuts, mono-prints, silk screen

(N) Baskets: Fiber

Categories F, G, H, J, L, and M must be mounted on rigid matting, but without glass or frames.

 We reserve the right to change art categories.

Revision date: June, 2017