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The Artist's Hands with Palette Knife

Sabrina Vasconcelos

 For more information, contact ASLHS's Competition Coordinator Sabrina Boyer at aslhs.competitions2@aslta.org

Chuck Baird Memorial Art Competition

Immerse yourself in the vibrant world of Deaf art and culture by participating in the annual National Deaf Art Competition, proudly sponsored by the American Sign Language Honor Society (ASLHS). This esteemed competition, dedicated in honor of the renowned deaf artist Chuck Baird, offers aspiring artists the opportunity to showcase their creativity and talent. The mission of the competition is to foster an appreciation for the diverse visual expressions within deaf culture and ASL language. Participants are encouraged to create artwork that captures the essence of Deaf culture, history, and the vibrant Deaf community. Regardless of their level of ASL instruction, students from all backgrounds are warmly invited to take part.

This year's theme is 'Deaf Culture/History' providing a fascinating avenue for artistic exploration. Mark your calendars! The submission deadline is October 27, 2023.

We are honored to have Mr. Linsay Darnall, a respected member of the Deaf community, serving as our esteemed judge.

2023-2024 Winners

1st - Angelina Vogel - East Meadow High School, New York
2nd - Maria Pirul - Passaic County Technical-Vocational School, New Jersey
3rd - Penelope Swanson - Olympia High School, Washington

Winners Art

Artist Painting a Picture with Oil Paint

Art Competition Packets

Teacher Packet

Student Packet

School Students Writing in Notebook

Eric "Malz" Malzkuhn ASL Literature Competition

Immerse yourself in the captivating realm of storytelling and the captivating artistry of American Sign Language (ASL) literature through your participation in the prestigious annual national ASL literature competition, proudly sponsored by the American Sign Language Honor Society (ASLHS). This esteemed competition pays homage to the visionary ASL storyteller Eric 'Malz' Malzkuhn, who played a pivotal role as one of the early pioneers of ASL storytelling. It serves as a platform to celebrate the meaningful integration of classroom learning with the wider community, allowing participants to showcase their creativity and linguistic skills.

Participating in the Deaf Art and/or ASL Literature competitions holds significant value beyond the prizes awarded. The experience positively impacts applications for the ASL scholarship, allowing students to showcase their dedication and passion.

This year's captivating category is 'Number Stories,' offering an exciting avenue for artistic expression. Don't miss out! The submission deadline is March 29, 2024. We are privileged to have Keith Gamache Jr., a respected member of the Deaf community, as our esteemed judge.

2024- 2025 Winners 

Winners ASL Lit


Literature Competition Packets

Teacher Packet

Student Packet

Application CLOSED. 

Have Questions? Reach out to our board.

Director: Stephanie Proctor at aslhs@aslta.org

Membership Coordinator: Steven Whitworth at aslhs.membership@aslta.org

Graduation Coordinator: Melissa Ibanez at aslhs.gradship@aslta.org

Competitions Coordinator: Sabrina Boyer at aslhs.competitions2@aslta.org

Scholarships Coordinator: Leonard Granda at aslhs.scholarships@aslta.org

Public Relations Coordinator: Michelle Norman at aslhs.pr@aslta.org

W-9, forms, and payment related questions: Jason Zinza at treasurer@aslta.org