At the beginning of every year, dozens of homeschool students across the state pull out their cameras, computers, pencils, and paintbrushes; and let their creative juices flow. And every year, at our annual statewide homeschool convention, we get to witness the terrific results of their efforts. This year was no exception, and it was a blessing to see their excellent work along with increased participation! Participants range from seven to nineteen years old and participate for a variety of reasons. Some do it as part of their homeschool curriculum, some as part of a co-op class, and some just because they love what they do!

The IAHE Expressions! contest consists of four categories: Art, Photography, Writing, and Video; and within those categories, several different mediums, styles, and topics exist from which to choose.

All Art, Photography, and Writing entries will be on display at the 2017 IAHE Home Educators’ Convention.

The Video contest winner’s entry can be viewed below.

The IAHE’s desire for this contest is to help provide an avenue in which students can better develop their knowledge, talents, and ability to communicate in order to serve God and those around them. Regardless of whether you are a creative writer, a cinematographer, or a painter, we would love to see your work next year! And just in case you were unable to attend this year’s convention, here is a list of this year’s winners!

Writing Contest Winners
Age/ DivisionPlaceName
Age 7-101stLauren Warner
Age 11-141stCaleb Wright
Age 15-191stHannah Creekmore
Age 7-102ndFaith Sydow
Age 11-142ndDahlia Goeglein
Age 15-192ndCaleb Weaver
Age 7-103rdTimothy Blattert
Age 11-143rdDavid Hallett
Age 15-193rdDanielle Anderson
Photography Contest Winners
Age/ DivisionPlaceName
Age 7-101stJubilee Georgen
Age 11-141stAbby Warner
Age 15-191stNaomi Dumitrescu
Age 7-102ndJosiah Georgen
Age 11-142ndMadison Flewelling
Age 15-192ndOlivia Eaker
Age 7-103rdBenjamin Hallett
Age 11-143rdLiliana Georgen
Age 15-193rdMakinzie Nies
Art Contest Winners
Age/ DivisionPlaceName
Age 7-101stMadeline Vida
Age 11-141stAubrey Branch
Age 15-191stKristin Branch
Age 7-102ndKaitlin Flewelling
Age 11-142ndRiley Schauer
Age 15-192ndEzekiel Fredrickson
Age 7-103rdAndrew Blattert
Age 11-143rdHeidi Blattert
Age 15-193rdAnnie Mounsithiraj
Video Contest Winners
Age/ DivisionPlaceName
Junior1stJohn Jordan