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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

Annual Save the Frogs Art Contest 

George Montgomery/NRA Youth Wildlife Art Contest

  • Ages: 1st – 12th grade
  • Due Date: October 31, 2017
  • Subject: North American game bird or animal
  • Prize: $1,000
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Annual High School Student Art Competition at Purdue 

Space Foundation Art Contest

  • Ages:  3-18
  • Due Date: November 17, 2017
  • Subject: My Space City Vision
  • Prize: An Art Kit, Ribbon, Certificate, Art displayed publicly
  • Link:

River of Words Art and Poetry Contest

Frogs are Green

Learn to draw a ship for kids

2018 Art Contests

International Aviation Art Contest

 Toyota Dream Car Art Contest

 Global Canvas Children’s Art Competition

U.S. Kids Magazine

Ongoing Art Contests

 Crafty Shops Kid Art Contest

Look and Learn Art Competition

  • Ages: 0-18
  • Subject: Varies month by month (Oct.: Acient Rome, Nov.: Kids’ Fashion 2020, Dec.: Mad Dictator, Jan: Whirlpool, Feb.: Box of Chocolates, Mar.: Rough and Smooth, Apr.: 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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