Get creative with the Virginia Lottery’s annual Thank a Teacher Art Contest!

Each year, we encourage students, parents and the general public to send thank-you notes to Virginia’s deserving public school teachers during National Teacher Appreciation Week in May. For the last five years, these thank-you notes have featured winning artwork by three Virginia public-school students.

Virginia’s teachers deserve our thanks and we’re once again calling on K-12 public school students to submit custom artwork for the sixth annual Thank a Teacher Art Contest!

The Art Contest is open to Virginia K-12 public school students, and one top-prize winner will be selected from each level; elementary school, middle school and high school. The three winners will not only get to see their artwork featured on the 2023 notecards, they’ll also receive individual cash prizes and win money and prizes for their school!



Show us your best work!

Entries must be student's original artwork. For additional eligibility requirements, design criteria, prize structure and submission guidelines, click here.


I confirm that the submitter is a student at the school entered and has a guardian or a teacher's permission to participate.