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Creative Contests

For those creative members, Western Fraternal Life has a Youth Art Contest and Photo Contest just for you. Winners receive cash prizes and are featured in the Fraternal Herald and the website. To learn more about our creative contests, scroll down.

To view most recent winners, see below.

Youth Art Contest Winners (2016)

Photo Contest Winners (2016)


This year, our theme is:Self Portrait

Artists have been practicing self-portraits for a long time. You can create your self-portrait by looking in a mirror and trying to re-create what you see, using a photo of yourself as material, create a cartoon, or embrace any creative take of who you are.

What Can Be Entered?

Any original drawing of the theme mentioned above; no smaller and no larger than 8½" x 11". All entries must be on plain paper or poster board suitable for mounting. Do not use tracing or light weight paper.

What Materials Can Be Used?

Colored pencils, crayons, water colors, markers, poster paints, ink, oils, acrylics, or mixed media. No chalk!

General Rules

  • Artist must be a member age 5 to 15 of Western Fraternal Life.
  • Entry must be received by May 31, 2017.
  • Judge reserves the right to accept or reject any or all entries. Her decision will be final.
  • Contestants may submit two entries.
  • Contestants can win only one prize.
  • Winners will be announced in the August Fraternal Herald.
  • Work will be handled at the Home Office with the utmost care and will be returned.

How Do I Enter?

Entries are due May 31, 2017.

Entries need to include a school photo (if possible), along with your name, address and phone number. Please put your name on the back of your entry and on your photo. Describe what you have drawn on another sheet of paper.

The Prizes Are:

Category 1 (age 5-7): 1st $25, 2nd $15, 3rd $10
Category 2 (age 8-9): 1st $30, 2nd $20, 3rd $15
Category 3 (age 10-12): 1st $35, 2nd $25, 3rd $20
Category 4 (age 13-15): 1st $55, 2nd $35, 3rd $25

Send entries and school photo to:

Art Contest, Western Fraternal Life,
1900 First Avenue NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402-5372

Western reserves the right to reproduce entries.