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Art Contests For Kids – August 2013

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Well, it’s that time again.  I plan to scour the web regularly to see if I can find any new art contests for kids to enter.  Give your kids an opportunity to show off those drawing and painting skills with their fabulous art work!  Kids love to be recognized for their fantastic efforts and we parents don’t mind the bragging rights either.  A couple of the contests listed below are not active at the moment, but I wanted to share the information with you now.

Doodle 4 Google

This contest is not active yet, but coming soon.  I wanted to mention it now so we can all start planning to enter!

Sponsored by Google.  Information from their website:

Doodle 4 Google is an annual program that invites K-12 students in the United States to use their artistic talents to think big and redesign our homepage logo for millions to see. This year, we asked students to exercise their creative imaginations around the theme, “My Best Day Ever…” One talented student artist will see their artwork appear on the Google homepage, receive a $30,000 college scholarship, and a $50,000 technology grant for their school! The 2013 competition and voting period have now ended. Happy doodling and be sure to mark your calendars for next year’s competition which will kickoff in January 2014!

For more information please visit:  Doodle 4 Google Contest.


National Fossil Day 2013:  Art and Photography Contest “Your nomination for our National Fossil”

Sponsored by National Park Service.  Information from their website:

The National Fossil Day™ partners are sponsoring an art and photography contest to celebrate the fourth annual National Fossil Day (Wednesday, October 16, 2013). The theme for this contest is “Your nomination for our National Fossil”. The 2013 art / photo contest will help to kick-off a nationwide election to determine what fossil might best represent the United States as our “National Fossil”. Six top candidate fossils will be selected from the 2013 art / photo contest submissions. Each of these six candidate fossils will be announced on National Fossil Day 2013. The six candidate fossils will move forward as part of a nationwide vote by school children across the US during 2014. The winner of the National Fossil election will be announced on National Fossil Day 2014! Deadline for submissions is October 4th, 2013, 5 p.m. EST.

For more information please visit:  National Fossil Day Art and Photography Contest.

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards – 90 Years of Creativity

This contest is not active yet, submissions open in September 2013.

Sponsored by Scholastic.  Information from their website:

Submissions for the 2014 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards will open in September, 2013. Please make sure to check back and review your regional guidelines for specific instructions on how to submit this fall. Also make sure to check our blog throughout the summer for updates about The Awards, profiles on our the 2013 Scholastic Awards winners, writing and art challenges and a host of other exciting news.

Submission Guidelines

Eligibility To participate students must be enrolled in:

  • Grades 7 – 12.
  • A public, private, parochial, home-school or out of school program.
  • The U.S., Canada, or in an American school abroad.

Category Descriptions For a full list of category descriptions, including size requirements and other instructions for how to prepare and submit your work, please click HERE.

For more information please visit:  Scholastic Art & Writing Awards of 2014.


Get To Know Contest

Sponsored by Get To Know.  Information from their website:

The Contest invites you to get outside and create original works of art, writing, photography, videography and music inspired by nature. Get Outdoors and “Get to Know Your Wild Neighbours”. The goal is to be as creative as possible. For inspiration, check out some of the amazing programs offered by our partners. Then, get outdoors and get to know! Submit your work for a chance to win cool prizes. Get started today! Do you love to draw or paint and have a sketchbook with you wherever you go? If so, this category has your name on it! These are the official rules and regulations for the Get to Know Contest in the United States. (Please note that the Contest rules in Canada are different).

  • Open to all U.S. residents 19 and under
  • No purchase is necessary
  • Entries must be received by no later than 11:59 PM PST on November 1, 2013.
  • You may enter as many categories as you want!

Art Entry Rules:

• Art entries must be of nature. This could be a plant, animal or natural landscape but pets or farm animals like dogs, cats and horses are not eligible • Art entries should be full colour and no bigger than 17” x 12” • Mailed in entries will be returned only if: they do not win and a self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE) that fits the artwork is included with the submission. Entries are separated during the judging process. Teachers who wish to ensure all class entries are returned are reminded to submit a SASE with each entry.

Art Prize:

• Art prize packs with an exciting assortment of art supplies from Binders Art Supplies and Frames. For more information please visit:  Get To Know Contest.

United Food Bank Art Contest

Sponsored by the United Food Bank.  Information from their website:

Does your child or grandchild like to draw? Encourage them to participate in our art contest! We’re asking kids to draw or paint something that’s related to the food bank, Kids Club, helping others, or eating healthy. They can get as creative as they want! Each picture will be featured in our Kids Club newsletter and on our website. Then we’ll select the winning design that will be featured on an official UFB t-shirt and tote bag! Submissions due October 19, 2013! Email your child’s to eclemens@unitedfoodbank.org. For more information please visit:  United Food Bank Art Contest.


Well, that’s enough to get you creating for now.  You can also find more contests listed on my earlier post.


3 Responses

  1. Hi, Just wanted to bring to your attention our website http://www.champchild.com that features contests for kids under age 13. We have regular contests every 15 days and contests include drawing, coloring, art, writing and much more. It would be great if you could include our contests in your list. Thank you!

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