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Piñata Contest


Win money for classroom Art Supplies! (2020 Update)

K Space Contemporary will host the 11th Annual Extravagancia de Piñatas exhibition and competition for youth in conjunction with our annual Dia de Los Muertos Festivities. Local K-12 teachers are invited to create piñatas with their youth groups, classes, and/or after-school clubs. 

Cash awards will be given for the 1st Place piñatas in these categories: Elementary (K-5), Middle School (6-8), and High School (9-12). Awards must be used for classroom supplies. (More awards will be announced if we obtain a sponsor for this event.)


September 30:  Deadline to Register (online) 

Oct. 16:  Deliver piñatas to K Space Contemporary (Hours: 11am to 5 pm) 

Oct. 25  Nov. 12: Exhibition Dates

October 30 – Nov. 7: Public voting on Facebook at Corpus Christi Dia de los Muertos Festival

Oct. 30, 2020: Pinata Exhibition will be online at www.diadelosmuertoscc.com, and on our YouTube channel: KSpaceArts. Search “2020 Extravagancia de Piñatas”

Nov. 10: Winners announced on the websiteon Facebook, and emailed to group leaders 

Nov. 1211 am-5 pm: Pick Up Piñatas



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 (group project.) Piñatas must be delivered to K Space Contemporary by Oct.16.

To register to participate, complete the form and click “Submit”.

2021 Theme: Mil Milagros (A Thousand Miracles) – submit piñatas inspired by or depicting miracles of everyday life, or miracles of legend! The options are endless! Go Big, Go Bright, Go Loco!

Voting: Piñatas will be posted on the Corpus Christi Dia de los Muertos Festival Facebook page for public voting Oct.30 – November 7 (~1 week). Awards will be presented for the piñatas receiving the highest number of votes.

Awards: $100 Award for First Place in each category – Elementary (K-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12).  Checks presented to the winning groups’ leaders are to be used for classroom supplies. 

Size: Piñatas must fit through a 40” wide doorway. Piñatas must not weigh over 8 pounds.

Hanger: Piñatas must be ready-to-hang with a built-in secure, sturdy hanger. K Space is not responsible for broken piñatas that fall 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. Download label form or pick up at K Space, complete and attach to finished piñata.

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) as “retail price” if you do not want to sell your piñata.


Piñata Information