2014 Art Ed Blog of the Year – Results Announced!

Two weeks ago we announced the 4th Annual Art Ed Blog of the Year Contest. We changed things up a bit with the introduction of 4 new categories: Best Elementary Art Ed Blog, Best Secondary Art Ed Blog, Best Rising Star Art Ed Blog and Best Wild Card Art Ed Blog. The nominations came pouring in, and a week ago we announced the finalists in each category. Voting closed on Friday, January 23rd at 5pm CST.

Today, we are excited to announce the winners in each category as voted on by YOU, our fantastic AOE readers. We’d like to give a huge congratulations to all of our winners and finalists! We are so grateful to have so many talented individuals creating amazing Art Ed resources.

Please click on the headers below to visit each site!

Best Elementary Art Ed Blog


1st Place

E Painted Paper

2nd Place

E Art With Mr. E

3rd Place

E SmART Class


E Thomas Elementary

E Deep Space Sparkle

E Smartist Artists

E Mini Matisse

E Dryden Art Fugleblog


Best Secondary Art Ed Blog


1st Place

S Arte a Scuola

2nd Place

S Artful Artsy Amy

3rd Place

S East Art Room


S Art of Apex High School

S Adventures in Middleschooling

S Student Art Guide


Best Rising Star Art Ed Blog


1st Place

RS Exploring Art

2nd Place

RS Art with Mrs Gram

3rd Place

RS Creative Corner


RS Art with Mrs. Amme

RS No Corner Suns

RS Thoughts on Arting


Best Wild Card Art Ed Blog


1st Place

W Cassie Stephens

2nd Place

W Art Teachers Hate Glitter

3rd Place

W Art Curator for Kids


W iPad Art Room

W Art Ed Guru

W John Post
If you’re looking for even more fantastic blogs, here are some honorable mentions that also deserve a nod!

Elementary: There’s a Dragon in My Art Room | It is Art Day! | Mona Lisa Lives Here | Little Bennet Artists | Art in the Big Green Room

Secondary: Ms Chang’s Art Classes | ArtTechTvity | Baldauf Blog Art

Rising Star: The Helpful Art Teacher | Monument Valley Regional Middle School Art Class | The Artsy Fartsy Art Room

Wild Card: Illustration Friday | My Experience as an Online Art Teacher | Goodbye-Art Academy
These bloggers definitely deserve some love for all of the hard work they put in throughout the year!

First Place Winners in each category receive badges to display on their blogs, an opportunity to speak at the next AOE Online Conference and a $500 gift card to put toward AOE Classes!

First Place Winners

Second and Third Place Winners in each category receive badges for their blogs and free access to the next AOE Online Conference!

Second and Third Place Winners

Finalists (4th-6th or 8th) in each category receive finalist badges for their blogs!

Finalist Badges

Thank you so much to all of our wonderful readers for making this contest possible. A special thank you to all of the amazing bloggers for sharing your time and talent with the wider art ed world.

Please join us in congratulating the winners by giving them a shoutout of support and letting them know what you think of their work in the comments below!


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Amanda Heyn

Amanda Heyn is AOEU’s Director of K–12 PD & Media and a former AOEU Writer and elementary art educator. She enjoys creating relevant and engaging professional development just for art teachers.

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