Resources for Art Educators
We want to make our illustration contest as educator-friendly as possible, which we think we've done with free lesson plans, student worksheets and more.
To share our contest with your students, direct them to this website (davidyaygrrbooks.com) where they can click on the contest page and submit an entry for free. You can also download our call for submissions postcard here. All students age 13-19 are welcome regardless of location, language, citizenship, etc.
Why should your students submit?
How to incorporate this contest into my curriculum?
It's easy if you use one our lesson plans. Our Illustration Lesson Plan is an excellent outline of how to introduce important illustration concepts to students and includes a planning worksheet to get students started.
For instructors with elementary schools nearby, we suggest encouraging students to do a small focus group with younger students in your district. We've put together a combined read-aloud and focus group lesson plan for schools who have the time for collaboration. The read-aloud uses David YayGrr's book, Nikki Durant and the Terrible Can't which can be purchased through our website or on Kindle for a discounted $2.99 throughout the duration of the illustration contest.
As always, our educational resources are free to use, and we'd love feedback or suggestions for activities you used in your classroom.