You Art What You Eat Contest
  • TDA’s You Art What You Eat art contest engages students in learning about healthy nutrition by encouraging them to use their imagination and illustrate healthy school meals while also incorporating TDA's provided theme. The winning entries inspire designs for cafeteria posters, social media ads, flyers and other resources that schools across Texas will use for celebrating National School Lunch Week and School Breakfast Week.


    • Save the Day with a Healthy School Lunch (include healthy school lunch items into art)
    • Save the Day with a Healthy School Breakfast (include healthy school breakfast items into art) 


    • The first 100 students to submit their artwork to the Food and Nutrition Services (FANS) office will receive a certificate for a free kid’s meal to Raising Cane’s. Certificates will be distributed through each students' school.
    • A panel of LTISD administrative employees will select the top 3 pieces of artwork from each school to submit to the TDA’s contest. These participants will receive a certificate of participation from the Texas Department of Agriculture Commissioner.
    • All student artwork will be displayed in the LT cafes during National School Lunch/Breakfast Week 2019-2020.
    • For more information about prizes for winners of the TDA contest, visit 


    Media and Technique Requirements:

    Artwork can be realistic or abstract. Media can include paint, drawings, watercolor, collages, sketches, and original digital illustrations. Since the winning artwork will be used for a statewide campaign, please do not include school specific icons in your submission.

     To see past winners' artwork, visit: 

    Copyright Law:

    Any artwork that depicts copyrighted images will be rejected. For example, no artwork depicting characters from television shows, movies, video games, or books will be accepted . All artwork must be original ideas must be created entirely by the student.


    Submission Guidelines


    Step 1: Create a digital image of your artwork

    Scan your artwork or take a picture of your artwork. Save the document in the largest size possible so all the details in the artwork can be seen by the judges. If you are taking a picture of the artwork, do your best to take the picture directly over the artwork so there are no glares, reflections and the artwork does not appear at an angle.

    Step 2: Save your digital image as a .jpeg or .pdf.

    Use the following naming convention: Student’s Full Name_grade level.jpeg (or pdf)

    Step 3: Complete the Submission Packet

    1. Entry form 
    2. Artwork and photo release
    3. Photo release - child (if you submit a photo of student with the artwork) 
    4. Photo release - adult (if a parent, teacher, principal, etc. is in the photo with student and artwork) 
    5. Student artist questionnaire

    Step 4: Email digital image and submission packet

    Send to Marcie Kissko at

    In Office: Bring artwork and completed submission packet to the FANS office.

    FANS employee will create digital image for you. You can also pick-up submission packet at office.


    Questions about the contest? Email Marcie Kissko at or Ryan Mikolaycik at