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Pizza pARTy Art Contest

The Schooltime Series Pizza pARTy Art Contest!

New Dions LogoWe all want to bring out the best in children and recognize each child’s individual strengths. That’s exactly what the arts do.  When your students create their own piece of art after seeing a performance, it anchors the experience and encourages students to build on it. They draw moments that stood out to them. This expresses their emotions and promotes problem-solving and nonverbal communication skills. These drawings enforce the value of creativity, self-expression, and the connection between the hand, mind, and heart. It is an opportunity for class discussion and sharing. Dion’s supports this outreach initiative by providing a great prize the kids will recognize—delicious pizza for a classroom of up to 35 people or a homeschool party for up to 20 people at your local Dion’s restaurant.

Submissions from all PreK – 12 students are welcome! Popejoy will select a winner for each Schooltime show from the artwork received by the deadline. Arrangements for pizza pick up, store parties, and for winners who do not have a Dion’s in their town will be coordinated.

In May, we choose a grand prize winner who will be awarded a certificate valued up to $40 for a meal at any Dion’s and four tickets to a Broadway show at Popejoy Hall.


Elaine E. Zia Art
Please do not label elements or characters on the children's art.
Instruct students not to write personal information
on the front of their pictures.

Elaine E. | Zia Elementary School

Permanently include the following on the back of each submission: 

  • Name of show
  • *Teacher's name and e-mail address. We will contact you about how to best notify the student and his/her family.
  •  School’s name
  • Grade (If PreK include age)
  • Artist’s name (If you do not want the last name used, just provide a last initial)  

Note: Make sure the writing does not bleed through to the picture side.

Grady C. Motessori Art

*The art submissions are sorted many times in the voting process. Not including the above information permanently on each piece will lead to disqualification.

Grady C. | Belen Consolidated Schools

On the back of the submission or on a separate sheet of paper stapled to the art, tell us what your student did or said about the show experience. Older students may do this themselves. 

Art submissions must be no larger than an 8.5” x 11” sheet of UNLINED paper. Color in the art reproduces more successfully than black/white and is almost always given higher marks by judges.

Responses from an entire class may be placed into one envelope but still require the individual information above.

Envelopes are available at the performances or you may use your own.

Popejoy does not pay the postage.

Please note: We do not return submissions. They become a part of Popejoy Hall’s Schooltime Series and may be used for marketing purposes as illustrations of the program. 

Mail entries to: 

Schooltime Series Art

Aurielia L. Monte Vista Art

Popejoy Hall, MSC 04 2580

1 University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM, 87131

Aurelia L. | Monte Vista Elementary

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