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Submit Art to the ESE Website!

Massachusetts K-12 public school children are welcome to submit their own creative art to be posted on the ESE website. To submit artwork for consideration on ESE website, follow these steps:

  1. Print the Parental Consent Form page

  2. Send artwork along with completed consent form (parent or legal guardian must sign if child is under age of 18) to:

    Kid Art
    c/o Brian Philpot, Floor 2
    Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
    75 Pleasant Street
    Malden, MA 02148


    E-mail artwork in digital format as an attachment to
    Mail consent form via postal mail to above address or Fax to 781-338-6850

  3. Come back often to see if your work has been selected!


8 x 10 inch original media that can be scanned such as drawings, photographs, paintings, or prints will be accepted. Digital file attachments should be in GIF or a JPEG format at a size of less than 100kb. For original artwork, please enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope if you would like to have your artwork returned.

Displaying Artwork on the Web

The limited display area on the ESE homepage may require artwork to be cropped. Often, we will "zoom in" on one major element of a picture. The limited color palette on the internet may cause a slight color shift in student artwork. Don't be upset if we crop your image, we're just trying to preserve some of your great detail!

How we choose which art to use

In order to select from the large collection of images we receive, we use the following criteria:
  • Subject Matter - images should be pertinent to, and appropriate for, K-12 education
  • Image Size - images should be small enough to be "readable" at the small size set aside on the web page
  • Reproducibility - images should be clear enough (a few smudges are fine) to be reproduced digitally


Only the artists' first names, school districts, and ages will be posted on the website. No other information will be posted or given out to the public.

Please e-mail any questions or comments to Department of Elementary and Secondary Education at

Last Updated: April 5, 2011
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