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Art & Writing Contests for Kids

Looking for art contests for your students and kiddos? Look no further because we at KinderArt® are dedicated to finding cool kid's art contests for you. To explore simply click on a link below. Some links will take you to more information found within the KinderArt site, while others will take you to pages outside of the KinderArt site.

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Showcase your creativity to win a $5,000 scholarship
Canadian children ages 14 or younger are invited to enter the Pier 1 Imports®/UNICEF/Owlkids Greeting Card contest.

Participating children will need either a pencil, pen, crayon, colour markers or paints to depict their drawing. They would not be able to accept any computer or other machine generated artwork. They would also require the parent’s permission.

All artwork must be received by the Pier 1 office by November 25, 2015 and judging is set to take place in December.

Deadline for Submissions: 11/25/2015

External Link (not a KinderArt contest)

Building Stories Contest
Students in grades 3-12 can enter for a chance to win prizes, with one talented student having his or her story published by The Henry Ford.

A rich history of innovation should encourage tomorrow’s innovators – today’s students. So, The Henry Ford is inviting students from around the United States to write a creative story that celebrates Rosa Parks, one of America’s greatest social innovators.

First prize: A Family Membership to The Henry Ford and an iPad Air 16 GB. One first-prize winner each from grades 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12 (three total) will be chosen.

Grand prize: One student selected from the first-prize winners will have his or her story published by The Henry Ford and will receive ten (10) personal copies of the printed booklet.

Teacher prize: The teacher of each first-prize winner will receive a $250 gift card to The Henry Ford. This can be used for field trip admission or at our gift shop, on-site or online.

Contest Period: October 1, 2015 to March 1, 2016

External Link (not a KinderArt contest)

2016 Mystery Build Art Competition
Create a work of art using ONLY the materials provided in a Mystery Build kit! What's inside? We can't tell you, but you can expect to find some common art materials like wood, clay, cloth, metal, and plenty of surprises. All 2015 kits contain the same materials, so each creator faces the same challenges and limitations. It's an engaging project that combines the exploration of art, the challenge of a puzzle, and the fun of a game. Upload photos or video of what you make to compete for big cash prizes! Mystery Build has awarded over $50,000 to creative people like you. The yearly prize money pool grows with each new participant. The more people who play, the more you can win!

Deadline for Submissions: unknown

External Link (not a KinderArt contest)

2016 Science without Borders® Challenge
Science without Borders® Challenge is a yearly art competition that engages students to promote the need to preserve, protect, and restore the world’s oceans and aquatic resources.

Deadline for Submissions: unknown

External Link (not a KinderArt contest)

19th Annual Stained Glass Design Competition
Join the Art Smart Challenge stained glass ART competition! Draw, paint & color activity program for kids, adults and seniors. Get your friends together for a creative art experience. Enter your best art for a chance to win prizes and fame.

Deadline for Submissions: End of every month & Finals Dec 31, 2015

External Link (not a KinderArt contest)

The Radiant Peace Education Awards
The Radiant Peace Education Awards gives students an opportunity to express themselves about Radiant Peace in their own lives. All participants receive beautiful iron-on Radiant Peace Patches, and outstanding entries will also receive certificates and cash awards.

Deadline for Submissions: Ongoing

External Link (not a KinderArt contest)

Scholastic Art and Writing Awards
The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards offer early recognition of creative teenagers and scholarship opportunities for graduating high-school seniors. The Awards are national in scope and administered by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers

Who can Participate?: Young artists and writers currently enrolled in grades 7 – 12 and who attend a public, private, parochial or home-school in the United States, U.S. Territories or U.S.-sponsored schools abroad. Canadian students in equivalent grades are also eligible as part of the Region at Large.

External Link (not a KinderArt contest)


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