Piñata Contest

Extravagancia de Piñatas


Win money for classroom Art Supplies! K Space Contemporary will host the 8th Annual 

Extravagancia de Piñatas exhibition and competition for youth in conjunction with our annual D

ia de los Muertos Festival. Local K-12 teachers are invited to create piñatas with their youth groups, classes, and/or after-school clubs.

The first 15 teachers to turn in entry forms receive a supply allowance of $30 to use towards making their piñata. Cash awards 

are given for piñatas receiving the highest number of votes in these categories: Elementary (K-5), Middle School (6-8) and High School (9-12). 

Awards must be used for classroom supplies. 


  • September 22nd: Deadline to notify K Space of your participation
  • Oct. 10th-13th, 17th-20th (Wed-Sat) 11 am to 5 pm: Deliver Piñatas
  • Oct. 24th-Nov. 14th: Exhibition Dates in main gallery of K Space Contemporary
  • Oct. 27th, 3 pm to midnight: Dia de los Muertos Festival.
  • Nov. 3rd: Voting ends (Voting allowed Oct. 25 – Nov. 3)
  • Nov. 9th: Winners announced on website, Facebook and emailed to group leaders
  • Nov. 14-17th, 11 am-5 pm: Pick Up Piñatas

Please print this form and submit with your piñata:

To register to participate, Simply complete the online form below at “Register Here” by September 22nd.


Eligibility: Open to K-12 school groups (classes/clubs) in Corpus Christi and cities within a 50-mile radius. Each group/club may enter one hand-constructed Piñata, as we expect them to be group projects. Piñatas must be delivered to K Space Contemporary by Oct.20. To register to participate, complete the attached form and fax to 361-882-8665 or email to info@kspacecontemporary.org. (Info also available at www.diadelosmuertoscc.com/pinata-contest/.)

AWARDS: $200 for First Place (purchase prize), and $100 for Second Place in each category – Elementary (K-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12). Checks presented to the winning groups’ leader are to be used for classroom art supplies. Voting is by public ballot October 21-November 3.

2018 Theme: Alebrijes Gigantes!: Alebrijes are brightly colored Mexican folk art sculptures of fantastical (fantasy/mythical) creatures. Alebrijes originated in the Oaxaca region of Mexico. Go Bold, Go Bright, go GIGANTE! We want to fill the gallery with your colorful creations.

Size: Piñatas must must fit through a 30” x 78″ doorway and weigh 10 pounds or less.

Hanger: must be ready-to-hang with a built-in secure, sturdy hanger. K Space is not responsible for broken piñatas that have fallen because of faulty construction or faulty suspension method.

Label: Attach a label to the hanger that includes: School/Group, Teacher/Leader’s name, Leader’s email address & phone number, title, and price. Label form is provided at the bottom of the entry form.

Sales: Piñatas can be priced for sale. 100% of the proceeds from sales are paid to the participating group’s leader by check. Enter “NFS“(not for sale: “NFS” – not eligible to place 1st Purchase Award) as “retail price” if you do not want to sell your piñata.

Register Here:


2017 First Place Winners

1st place winners of pinata contest

from left to right: Mary Carroll High School, Grant Middle School and Crockett Elementary School

2nd Place Winners

2nd place winners of 2017 pinata contest

from left to right: West Oso HS Art Club, Kaffie Middle School Art Club