The Links, Incorporated sponsors a National Poster Art Competition for students in grade levels 1-12. The competition gives aspiring young artists an opportunity to express their creativity and ideas related to the competition’s theme, which is based on topics of relevance to the Links mission. The 2019-2020 theme is Transforming Communities by Making Health a Habit.
The National Poster Art Competition runs biennially from October through June, commencing in uneven years. Between December and March, Links chapters conduct their own contests to determine winners in each of four age categories.In April and May, a public online contest is run where Links members and supporters vote for student entries submitted to chapters. After the public voting period, a panel of seven national judges from the arts vote on the finalists. Winners from each category are announced and their work is then displayed at The Links National Assembly.
Each year, the Austin (TX) Chapter works with Austin area schools to encourage and assist student artists in submitting their work for the competition.