This year, we asked military-connected children to provide artwork, poetry, and photos that reflected the theme: The View from My Home. This year’s winners were initially recognized during the 2021 MCEC National Training Seminar, and their amazing artwork, highlighted below, will be featured in the 2022 MCEC calendar available this fall.

Submission Requirements and the Entry/Release Form for 2022 coming soon.


2021 Call For The Arts Winners


Age 9 | Granite Mountain Charter School, Ft. Irwin. Calif.

“I’ve lived in five states. My home is the whole world. The dandelion flower represents how military kids are spread out like dandelion seeds and can grow anywhere. The kids in the picture are me and my brothers, Ezra and Micah, and our dog, Dezi.”

Alisa Kim



Age 12 | Ellis D. Parker (DoDEA), Ft. Rucker, Ala.

“My inspiration for this painting was to show all of the places I have traveled and all the states where I have been. I drew the birds and butterflies for my other inspiration, my family.”




Age 15 | Ramey Unit School (DoDEA), Puerto Rico

“The meaning of this piece is the perspective of the Soldier remembering their loved ones left at home. His heart glows with strength and determination and shows the strength the Soldier gets by remembering what he is fighting for.”



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