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(Last Update: Dec 4, 2017)

Do you have a budding artist? Check out this list of art contests they can enter (sorted by due date)! A contest is a great way to encourage children to keep practicing their art at home. They may already have a piece of art they’re proud of that qualifies for one of these contests, or they may decide to create a piece specifically for one of these contests. With prizes up to $1,000, some of these contests can be very exciting! Be sure to read the full rules for a contest before you enter.  I’ll update this list periodically, so bookmark this page! 

2017 Art Contests

Frogs are Green

Colorbug Christmas Colouring Contest

  • Ages: 0-13
  • Due Date: December 23, 2017
  • Subject: Digitally color or draw a picture at
  • Prize: $50 Amazon Gift Card
  • Link:

Learn to draw a ship for kids

2018 Art Contests

International Kids’ Owl Art Contest

Celebrate the Sea Festival Children Arts Competition

International Aviation Art Contest

 Toyota Dream Car Art Contest

HSLDA Art Contest

Global Canvas Children’s Art Competition

U.S. Kids Magazine

Never Such Innocence Poetry and Art Competition

Science Without Borders Challenge

Ongoing Art Contests

 Crafty Shops Kid Art Contest

Look and Learn Art Competition

  • Ages: 0-18
  • Subject: Varies month by month (Dec. 7: Kids’ Fashion 2020, Jan. 8: Mad Dictator, Feb. 7: Whirlpool, Mar. 7: Box of Chocolates, Apr. 9: Rough and Smooth, May 7: Transportation of the Future
  • Prize: about $50
  • Link:

Worldwide Kids Drawing


I hope your students will decide to enter some of these contests. I’d love to hear about it if you do. If you know of any other art contests, please let me know and I’ll add them to this list! You can comment here or email me at

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