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Art Contests For Kids – Current Contests July 2013

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I’ve gathered a few resources of current art contests that might be fun for your children to enter their drawings or paintings.

Give your kids an opportunity to show off those drawing and painting skills with their fabulous art work!

Frogs Are Green Contest

Information from their website:

Last year we received over 260 entries from kids around the world, and the year before over 500! As always, we are so impressed by kids’ creativity and imagination and the variety of ways they express themselves: in crayon, watercolor, colored pencil, clay, 3D sculptures, dioramas, murals, mosaics, and mixed media.

We will award winners based on age in these age groups: 3-6, 7-9, 10-12. We also added a few new categories last year, Best 3D, Most Unusual Artwork, best Environmental, and this may expand depending on what we receive. The 1st place winners will receive a Frogs Are Green Poster of their choice from our store. All kids receive a certificate via download on our site.

Our 2013 campaign to help frogs! As part of the campaign we’re excited to announce the 4th FROGS ARE GREEN art contest for kids.

Contest deadlines:  December 15, 2013

Visit their website:  Frogs Are Green Contest


U.S. Kids Magazine Cover Contest

Information from their website:

Theme: If I Had a Super Power

Contest deadlines:  February 28, 2014

Starts: June 21, 2013.

Residents of the United States who are ages three (3) to twelve (12) at the time of entry are eligible to enter.

The entries will be grouped by age and magazine as follows:

Turtle Magazine: ages 3-5

Humpty Dumpty Magazine: ages 5-7

Jack and Jill: ages 7-12

Participants may create an entry on a contest drawing page found on the cover contest’s website at uskidsmags.com/artcontest. You may also create your entry on an 8.5 x 11-inch sheet of unlined, white paper.

Visit their website:  U.S. Kids Magazine Cover Contest

Celebrating Art Contest

Information from their website:

Each student may enter one art piece for each contest.  Must enter online. Do not mail art as it will not be entered in the contest or returned.

Contest deadlines:  August 22, 2013 & December 3, 2013

Prizes: Ten winners in each grade division K-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12 for each contest and their art teachers will share over $5000 in prizes. Winners will also receive a free copy of the art book which includes their work. Other entries of merit will be invited to be published in our full color art book. Teachers who have 15 or more students published will receive a free copy of the book that features their students. Types of art: Any art that can have a still digital image. Paintings, computer graphics, sculptures, drawings, etc. Take a picture of your art. This is not a photography contest.

Visit their website:  Celebrating Art Contest


American Academy of Pediatrics 9th Annual Children’s Art Contest

Information from their website:

(The entry deadline for this contest was July 31, 2013)

Calling young artists! Win a trip to Orlando, Fla., by creating a piece of original artwork for the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) international art contest. Children in grades 3 through 12 are invited to submit original artwork on the theme, “A World Free from Tobacco and Secondhand Smoke.”

In the USA, the contest is open to boys and girls in three groups, grades 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12. Group winners and their parents/guardians will be invited to a presentation ceremony before several thousand pediatricians at the AAP National Conference & Exhibition in Orlando on Saturday, October 26, 2013. Each first-place winner will receive a $500 cash prize and up to $1,000 for travel-related expenses. The three second-place winners will each receive $250. The six winners’ schools will be awarded matching cash amounts. Some artwork will be featured on the AAP website and in promotional materials.

Visit their website:  AAP Contest 


New Contest Just Added:

World Food Day Poster Contest 2013

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(The entry deadline for this contest was September 30, 2013)

Information from their website:

About the contest:

  • The poster contest is co-organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations Women’s Guild in Rome, Italy.
  • Entries are accepted until 30 September 2013.


  • The contest is open to children and youth between the ages of 5 and 17, living in any country of the world.
  • Winners will be selected in three categories: ages 5 to 8, ages 9 to 12 and ages 13 to 17.
  • Only one entry per person. Submitting multiple entries under the same artist’s name will result in disqualification.
  • Multiple designs may be submitted using the same contact email address, but the artist’s name should not be duplicated. This means that teachers or parents can upload multiple files using the same email, but only one file per child is allowed.
  • Poster entries may be drawn, painted or sketched using pens, pencils, crayons or charcoal, or using oil, acrylic or watercolor paint, as well as mixed media. Digitally created artwork is also permitted. No photographs are allowed.
  • Poster entries may or may not include text. If text is used, any language is permitted.
  • All artworks must be original and should not include photographic images of the contestant or other personal information.

Entering the contest:

  • All participants are encouraged to watch the short contest video, and read about the World Food Day theme. Younger children may want to learn together with a parent or teacher.
  • Complete all fields in the contest entry form, upload your poster design, and click SUBMIT. Younger children may need help from an adult in making their online submission.
  • Working on an A4 sheet or an 8 ½ inches by 11 inches sheet is recommended, to make it easier for you to scan and upload your poster design. If your poster is larger, you may have to take a digital photo of the work and upload the photo file.
  • Only digital files in JPG can be accepted and submissions must be made online – please do not send in physical posters.

Contest prizes:

  • Three winning poster designs will be selected in each category.
  • The winners will be announced on 16 October 2013 – World Food Day.
  • The top three poster designs in all three categories will be published on World Food Day website, and shared through the Facebook accounts of FAO and the EndingHunger movement.
  • Certificates of Recognition, signed by a United Nations official, will be sent to all the winners. First-place winners in each category will receive the popular EndingHunger T-shirt and a second surprise gift!

Visit their website:  World Food Day Poster Contest 2013


Buy those art supplies and start creating!  Visit my Drawing For Kids Store for my top picks of art supplies for kids.

Keep promoting drawing and painting to your kids.  What our children create today shapes our future for tomorrow.

Have a great Sunday!


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