The AISD Art department seeks many opportunities to collaborate with the community it serves. The Fourth of July Art contest is one of the ways in which the students, faculty, and the administrative team is able to join hands with the City of Arlington and support the arts while contributing to the community.

This contest is a marvelous opportunity to highlight AISD student artists' talent. Additionally, it is an excellent instructional unit in which to teach social studies, graphic arts/lettering, theme/idea relationship, and design.

To recognize the winning designs on July 4th, the city honors the artists and their families with a breakfast at City Hall and provides reserved seating in the V.I.P. section for parade viewing.

2015 Winning entry

Contest Guidelines

  • A total of 40 entries per high school campus
  • A total of 18 entries per junior high campus
  • 11x14 paper will be provided
  • No color limitations
  • 2015 Art Contest Guidelines

Things to Know

  • Arlington has the largest 4th of July Parade in Texas, and one of the biggest in the USA!
  • The 2015 theme is 50th Annual Arlington 4th of July Parade.
  • The top 3 winners will receive awards and 7 others will receive honorable mentions.
  • All winners will be featured on the parade website and social media.

2015 Contest Winners

Contest Winners

Congratulations to Jiayi C. of Young Junior High, far left, who submitted the winning poster in the 4th of July Association's poster design contest.

Receiving honorable mention were Salma P., far right, of Barnett Junior High, and Gabby G., center of Juan Seguin High School.