Art Contests for Kids
Here you'll find art contests for kids and art contests for teens. You can win money, prizes, art supplies and lots of other cool stuff. Click on the link provided for each art contest to get more detailed information on entry requirements and rules. Good luck!
Last update: 11/04/14
Superstar Crafts Arts and Crafts Contest for Kids: Win a $25 gift card by submitting an original Christmas holiday craft project. Deadline to enter is December 15, 2014. Only those who live in the USA (void in Alaska and Hawaii) and are ages 8 to 18 may enter.
2015 International Visual Arts Competition: Sponsored by French organization Centre Pour L'Unesco Louis Francais, this international art contest is open to those who are between the ages of ages 3 to 25, with judging being done in 6 age groups. Deadline to enter is March 2, 2015. Winners in age groups under 18 will receive: "1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes will be awarded a prize of € 100, € 85 and € 75.
The following winners will be rewarded. An honorary diploma will be delivered or mailed to each winner and each nominee." Art creations must be done on a flat surface; only one entry per person.
Radiant Peace Education Awards: Students in grades 1 through 8, worldwide, are invited to participate in this contest by submitting art, projects, videos, and essays. Entries must be postmarked by December 10, 2014. Winners will receive a patch and a certificate. For complete details on how to enter, click here.
5th Annual Frogs are Green Art Contest: Kids worldwide are invited to enter this art contest, with judging in the following age categories: 3-6, 7-9, 10-12, 13-16. To enter, create an original work of art depicting frogs, and upload to the contest page on Flick. Winner will receive a custom tote bag featuring his or her artwork, plus lots of Crayola art supplies. Deadline to enter is December 15, 2014.
2015 Space Foundation International Student Art Contest: The theme for 2015 is "The View From My Spaceship". First, second, and third place winners (25 winners total) will receive a ribbon, certificate, prize, and an autographed astronaut photo. Judging is done in 8 age categories; kids ages 3-18 from around the world are eligible to participate. Deadline to enter is November 14, 2014.
Candy Snaggers Fall Coloring Contests for Kids: You can win 40 gummy geckos from Candy Snaggers by entering this coloring contest. Download the template, color it, and upload it to enter. Entries that receive the top 30% of votes will be placed in the final round and judged on the basis of "creativity, details, neatness and overall pleasantness". Kids 16 and under who live in the USA may enter. Contests ends on November 15, 2014; only one entry per person is allowed.
Youthful Expressions Art Contest: Students in grades K-12 (ages 5-18) are invited to participate in this kids' art competition. Judging is in four age categories, with cash prizes being awarded to kids in 1st-3rd place in each category. Two entrants will also win the People's Choice Awards and two others will win the Grand Prize cash awards. Cash prizes for all awards range from $5-$50 and are subject to change (may go higher) depending on contest sponsorship. To enter, submit an original artwork that is inline with this year's contest theme "live slow enough". There are three art categories: drawing, painting, and digital art. Entries are due by February 27, 2015. (NOTE: There is a $3 fee to enter this contest.)
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Carbon Monoxide Poster Contest: Kids who are USA residents and are in grades 6, 7, or 8 may enter this art contest by creating a poster that shows the dangers of carbon monoxide. The deadline to enter is February 27, 2015. Prizes are: Top winner in each grade level will each win $500; one of those 3 winners will win an additional grand prize of $1,000. Also, one public vote winner will receive $500 savings bond.
Animal Rescue Kid's Art Contest: Art contest for kids ages 16 and under. Enter this monthly contest by submitting a drawing of their favorite animal. Winner and five runners up will receive "animal rescue" prize package. Open to US residents only.
Lions Club International Peace Poster Art Contest: This annual art competition from Lion's Club International has reopened; its 2014-2015 contest theme is "Peace, Love and Understanding". Children ages 11, 12, or 13 worldwide are invited to participate; deadline is November 15, 2014. Grand prize is $5000 and a trip to the special awards ceremony; 23 merit winners will receive $500 US dollars and a certificate of achievement. Watch the video below to look at the posters created by past winners to get ideas of what this contest is looking for.
Worldwide Kids Drawings: This is a biannual kid's art contest: first contest is from January through June; second contest runs from July through December. Drawings must be original and not traced or copied. First place is $1000, Second Place is $500 and Third place is $250. A submission fee of $5.00 is required. Contest is judged in three categories: ages 6-8, ages 9-12, and ages 13-17; open to kids worldwide.
FreeKidsCrafts.com: This is a monthly contest; kids ages 3-12 may create an original craft made from basic craft or household items and enter by submitting a photo. Four contributors chosen to win $50 in free craft materials.
CelebratingArt: Contest is for kids in grades K-12, with four contest divisions by age. Over $5,000 in prizes will be awarded to teachers and students. Two contests will run; first entry deadline is December 3, 2014. Second contest will run from December 3, 2014--April 9, 2015. Teachers can submit students art and students can submit their own artwork.