Inspiration Gallery

Fuel your motivation with these inspiring quotes and artwork from teens across the U.S. Which words or images speak to you? Save or share them with your friends and family! 

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Create Your Future Arts Contest Honorable Mention, Jacey. The inspiration: "My main goal for 2021 is to heal, love, and appreciate myself more. Inspired by the Japanese art of Kintsugi (golden repair), I want to embrace my imperfections and take time to do what I love—art!"

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What is your positive affirmation for this Monday? ⠀

Share this with a friend who needs some encouragement. 🌞⠀

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Create Your Future Art Contest Honorable Mention, Cydney. The inspiration: "The submission name is metamorphosis. I want to grow and change into the person I want to become so I took a photograph of a butterfly to symbolize change."

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Create Your Future Arts Contest Honorable Mention, Abigail. The inspiration: "This piece is called 'Starstruck' and this resembles my future because throughout 2021, I will always be inspired and fascinated by others. 2021 is the year that I will stay motivated and never give up on my dreams."

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Create Your Future Art Contest Third Place Winner, Joann

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Create Your Future Art Contest Third Place Winner, Jeremy. Their inspiration: "This piece was intended to be about putting myself back together after the mess that was 2020.... With this, my goal for 2021 is [to] make it to the day things get better."

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Check out these empowering words by the National Youth Poet Laureate, Amanda Gorman. When looking for inspiration, remember to look inside yourself. ✨✊ 

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Create Your Future Art Contest Honorable Mention, Oren.

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Create Your Future Arts Contest Honorable Mention, Katie. The inspiration: "My goal this year is to improve in all aspects of my life. My graffiti style art shows the areas in my life I would like to improve."

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Create Your Vision Art Contest Honorable Mention, Skyler

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Create Your Future Art Contest Honorable Mention, Jasmine. 

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Create Your Future Arts Contest Honorable Mention, Ailani

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Create Your Future Art Contest First Place Winner, Alasia. Their inspiration: "What helps me to regain my motivation is treating every day as if my room is my studio, which is often a mess. I learned as an artist that you serve as a slave to your ambitions."

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Create Your Future Arts Contest Honorable Mention, Natalie. The inspiration: "My goal for 2021 is to gain self confidence. I started struggling with major breakouts on my cheeks during the coronavirus outbreak which caused my self esteem to plummet... Drawing this picture of myself was a step I needed to take to gain confidence and to learn that I am beautiful with or without acne."

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Create Your Future Arts Contest Honorable Mention, Vyctoria. The inspiration: "In the near future, I aspire to create beautiful art for the unmotivated, especially during these challenging times. I will strive to make art that might brighten up peoples’ day."

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Create Your Future Art Contest Second Place Winner, Felina. Their inspiration: "In the wake of 2020, my only goal for the new year is this: to be at peace with the moment in time in which I find myself... to experience each day as it comes, and to welcome whatever light tomorrow brings." 

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Create Your Future Art Contest Honorable Mention, Peyton.

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Take a break from the social media noise and check in with yourself. What is a way you can be true to yourself today?

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Create Your Future Art Contest Honorable Mention, Rida

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Create Your Future Art Contest Second Place Winner, Anthony