Piñata Contest

2017 First Place Winners

1st place winners of pinata contest

from left to right: Marry 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

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 Dia 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.

This year’s theme will be announced in June 2018


  • 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. 16th: 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. 4)
  • Nov. 9th: Winners announced on website, Facebook and emailed to group leaders
  • Nov. 14-17th, 11 am-5 pm: Pick Up Piñatas

Submit this form when you turn in 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.21. 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, 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 4.

2017 Theme: !Viva La Lucha! celebrating Mexican freestyle wrestling, “Lucha Libre”.  Lucha Libre and “Los Luchadores” (the energetic, high-flying, men and women wrestlers who practice this daring art form) have been popular in Mexico since the early 20th century. Many “enmascarados” (masked wrestlers) have achieved iconic status as superheroes of the ring and of the movie screen. Use your Creative License – Go big, Go bright, Go loco!

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: