Calling all young artists!

The Chuseok Festival celebrates the rich cultural diversity of the San Francisco Bay Area by showcasing Korean traditions, music, arts, cuisine, and community. Our mission is to inspire exploration and discovery of Korean culture across communities and generations, while offering the area’s Korean Americans a way to celebrate together an important traditional holiday. 

Korean Center, Inc. (KCI), in partnership with the Oakland Asian Cultural Center (OACC), invites students from Kindergarten to 12th grade to participate in an art contest. Winning entries for four different age groups (see below) will be selected by a group of jurors from the hosting organizations as well as one “Audience Choice Winner” who will be chosen by festival voters. ALL entries will be shared with the community via an online “virtual gallery” on the OACC website until November 30, 2021.


*Students in the following age groups (by grade) are eligible to participate:

K to 2nd grade
3rd to 5th grade
6th to 8th grade
9th to 12th grade

*Only 2-D artwork please: this includes traditional and digital forms — drawings, paintings, collages, manga/comics, computer graphic illustrations, etc. No artwork larger than 11 (inches) x 14 (inches) will be accepted.

*All submissions must be original and created BY the student. Parents must e-sign a certification attesting to this.


*Select from one of the following themes:

1) What does the Chuseok Holiday mean to you?

2) What does community mean to you?

*All submissions MUST be sent in a digital form (Physical submissioons are OPTIONAL). The physical form of work must be postmarked no later than October 08, 2021. The digital form should be emailed to

Mail original artwork to:

Oakland Asian Cultural Center
Attn: Akemi Chan-Imai
Pacific Renaissance Plaza
388 Ninth Street, Suit 290
Oakland, California 94607

Recognition and Prizes:

Winners will be featured on both KCI and OACC websites. ALL entries will be shared with the community via an online “virtual gallery” with online voting capabilities for the Audience Choice Award (one vote per person). The virtual gallery will continue until November 30, 2021.


K to 2nd grade – Gift Card valued at $50

3rd to 5th grade – Gift Card valued at $50

6th to 8th grade – Gift Card valued at $100

9th to 12th grade – Gift Card valued at $100

Audience Choice Winner – Festival Prize Pack 

To Participate:

Please fill out the following form to register

For questions please email: [in Korean] [in English]



All activities at this year’s Chuseok Festival are being offered free of charge to participants (vendors as well as attendees), recognizing the challenging times many are facing.  For those in a position to make a donation, KCI would greatly appreciate any financial support to help offset festival costs, as well as to support our social services and programming for seniors.

No amount is too small. Thank you in advance for your support!*

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