“Art is not what you see, but what you make other see.”
“The aim of art is not to represent the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.”
“Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words!”
Bring middle and high school students from around the state of New Jersey together.
Promote awareness on issues of common concern among New Jersey youth.
Facilitate their personal and academic growth through a healthy competitive environment.
Inspire them to make a positive change in their communities. Since its inception in 2010, the annual Art & Essay Contest attracts submissions from around 200 New Jersey public, private, and charter schools.