Announcing the Inaugural Growing Math Art Contest!

There are so many incredible young artists out there, and with the launch of the Growing Math project, we want to celebrate their work and help showcase their artistic talents. That is why 7 Generation Games is launching its first quarterly Growing Math art contest. 
Ojibwe women in a circle

Game art by Stephen Gladue (Métis)

The top three prize-winning works of art will win a cash prize and be featured by 7 Generation Games in an upcoming Growing Math project. 


All submissions should be centered around the contest’s theme: 

Connect Indigenous culture to today’s world of technology.

However, we invite and encourage artists to interpret that in their own ways. Imagine blending Indigenous culture and today’s world of technology to create something, help others, or even change the world. It’s worthwhile to give credence to one’s identity and sense of place in the world of technology. Imagine looking beyond the present, perhaps seven generations ahead, and seeing what we find there.

What would your artist’s vision of this scene look like? 

Eligibility Requirements

Open to any students of schools that are licensed to use 7 Generation Games or are participating in the Growing Math Project.

(Growing Math is a free, USDA-funded program aimed at improving learning outcomes and engagement for Grades 3-8 for schools in Arizona, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon and South Dakota. We are currently accepting pilot schools. Learn more here.) 


Top Prizes

Because we believe that artists – even young ones – should be paid for their work, contest winners will receive a cash (well, in the form of a gift card) prizes. 

Prizes will be awarded as follows:

  • FIRST PRIZE: $100
  • THIRD PRIZE: $50
  • RANDOM PRIZE: $25 (One random winner will be drawn from all participants to win $25.

All prizes will be awarded as gift cards. The top three prize-winning works of art will be featured by 7 Generation Games in a future Growing Math project.

A list of honorable mentions and their artwork will also be posted on the 7 Generation Games site. 




Closing Date

All artwork submissions for the contest must be received by February 19, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time. NO EXCEPTIONS. 


Scan or take a photo of your artwork and email it to us as a high resolution PNG, JPEG, or similar digital file. No mail-in submissions will be accepted. Email your artwork to

Contest Judges

Stephen Gladue, Award-winning artist and animator for 7 Generation Games, Métis

Marcus Taken Alive, Graphic artist, Lakota 

Juliana Taken Alive, Growing Math project director, Lakota

Christy Hanson, Growing Math project community manager, Diné

Maria Burns Ortiz, 7 Generation Games CEO and creative director

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