The Military Child Education Coalition® (MCEC®) created the Call for the Arts (CFA) in 2002. Since then, thousands of children from all over the world, representing every branch of service, have shared their interpretations of what it means to be a military-connected child through art. Thank you for a wonderful 2020 Call for the Arts, and we can't wait to announce the details for next year! 

Art teacher and military kid, Travis Ballantyne, shares his story and announces the 2020 CFA Winners
Check out the amazing winners of the 2020 Call for the Arts


We are especially aware of and sensitive to the enormous challenges confronting military kids and the disruptive impact COVID-19 is having on their lives. Our hope is the CFA can provide children a means of self-expression and reflection – a safe, creative outlet to process their emotions and make sense of their world.

2021 Details Coming Soon! 
Download Submission Requirements and Entry/Release Form Here


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