Bamboo Art Contest

American Bamboo Society Annual Art Contest

The American Bamboo Society sponsors an Annual Art Contest for adults and children to promote the use of Bamboo.

Bamboo Art Contest

Attention all artists!

The theme for this year’s bamboo art contest is “Nourish“. Artists are encouraged to create artworks that embody the nurturing aspects of bamboos. This theme invites participants to depict the supportive roles of bamboos, exploring how plants and art can possess healing properties for both the creator and the observer. Our goal is to celebrate creativity while advocating for sustainable materials and showcasing the therapeutic qualities of bamboos. Unleash your imagination and embark on this journey of creation, inspiring others to do the same.

We also invite young artists to showcase their talents by crafting unique art pieces using bamboos as the primary material. We welcome creativity in all its forms. This contest pays homage to the beauty and resilience of nature, underscoring how simple materials can be transformed into impactful works of art that nourish and heal the mind, body, and spirit. We can’t wait to see how you use bamboos to craft inspired pieces that embody the essence of what it is to be nourished.

Bamboo Art Contest

Submit your masterpieces today, and stand a chance to win fantastic prizes and recognition for your artwork. Let’s celebrate the art of transformation together!

Deadlines for entry of all pieces

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Winner of the kids art contest.

Creation Village School, Celebration FL

The Details

Bamboo Art Contest

Adult Category

Please submit at least 1 digital image and a short video or written description of the concept and include details about yourself and your process.

Kids Category K-12

Please submit at least 1 digital image and a short video or written description of the concept and include details about yourself and your process.

Art of transformation

Metamorphosis

We are excited to unveil our art contest’s theme for this year “Nourish”. The theme aims to embody healing through the arts. Bamboos are incredibly versatile plants able to heal people in so many ways and we encourage you to explore these concepts in your artistic creations. We will be sharing details on our social media as always we have categories for all ages and encourage teachers to share the contest with your students. Be a positive change and inspire others with your creative expressions.

Create ~ Share ~ Inspire

Bamboo Art Contest

Meet the Judges

Nathaniel Holland

    Artist and Project Designer Holland is a multidisciplinary artist whose work centers on the use of natural and sustainable materials. Driven by a desire to inspire and educate a global audience about sustainable building and design techniques, he creates large-scale installations that challenge viewers to reconsider their relationship with the natural world. With a background in industrial sculpture and public art, Holland has created artworks for Southeast Asia's growing creative event scene. His work is informed by his extensive travels and eclectic life experiences, and he employs unique approaches and methods in his creative practice. Through his art, Holland seeks to demonstrate the beauty and potential of sustainable materials and to inspire a more environmentally conscious way of living.

    Nathaniel Holland

    Gerard Minakawa

      Gerard Minakawa was born in New York City to Argentinian and Bolivian-Japanese immigrants and studied industrial design at the Rhode Island School of Design. He worked for several studios on both coasts as a product designer, started a bamboo-laminate furniture company and later relocated entirely to Bolivia, where he spent 3 years developing a sustainable handicraft economy with indigenous artisans in partnership with Aid to Artisans, a U.S.-based nonprofit. In 2007 he founded Bamboo DNA, a design/build company specializing in the creation and installation of architectural spaces inspired by the world’s most gigantic grass: Bamboo! Minakawa has taught at the Rhode Island School of Design and was named one of the Top 20 Innovative U.S. designers by I.D. Magazine. His works have been featured in numerous international books and publications including the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Metropolis and the New York Times.

      Gerard Minakawa

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      Deadline for entries 09-30-2023