Show us what a digitally-connected world looks like to you!

Put your imagination and artistic skills to the test and enter the City of Austin's ArtConnect art contest for ages 10 - 18. Winning entries may be hosted in various gallery spaces across the City and include a cash prize.

Winners will be announced during Digital Inclusion Week (DIW), October 1-7. DIW raises awareness around home internet access, personal devices and local technology training and support programs.

Winning entries will receive: 
    1st Place: $400
    2nd Place: $200
    3rd Place: $100

All submissions must be responsive to the theme:

  •  What would be possible if everyone had internet access?


  • How has technology empowered you at school or at home?
  • What are your favorite ways to connect with others using technology?

Check out submissions from previous years, here.


  • Reflect the theme
  • Digital art is encouraged, but physical pieces are accepted as well 
  • Media must not exceed 11”x17”
  • An original piece (e.g., no clip art, stock art, etc.). We reserve the right to request proof that your entry is original or do a reverse image look-up if necessary.


  • This contest is open to all students aged 10-18 residing in Austin, TX.
  • Digital entry form submission
  • Submission of artwork either by digital upload or physically to the address below.

Deadline for entry is August 31, 2023 at 11:59 PM CT.

To complete an entry form, please click here.

Physical submissions may be delivered to:
Austin Free-Net
Attn: Jess Ross
2209 Rosewood Ave., Suite 206
Austin, TX 78702

Phone:  (737) 238-6785