Ontario Kids’ Fish Art Contest (Ontario Only)

Deadline: December 1, 2017

From the Contest Website: How it works Each fall, Ontario students are invited to enter the Kids’ Fish Art Contest. This free annual contest lets you show off your artistic talents and learn about Ontario’s native fish and their habitats. There is 1 winner for each of the 3 categories: grades 4-6 grades 7-9 grades 10-12 Topic […]


Deadline: February 12, 2018

From the U.S. Kids Website: At U.S. Kids Magazines, we believe in encouraging children’s creativity and supporting our schools’ art programs. Art offers children a unique means of expression, capturing their passions and emotions and fostering the exploration of new ideas, subject matter, and cultures. Each year, we invite readers and students from around the country to […]

Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes Discovery Award (International)

Deadline: Applications Must Be Received by February 15, 2018

From the Discovery Art Award Website:  For Students in Grades 4-12 See the 2017 Winners With prizes up to $7,500, the Discovery Award recognizes outstanding Unsung Heroes projects by students grades 4-12. Catholic social worker Irena Sendler saved 2,500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II. Little Rock Central High School senior Kendall Reinhardt […]

Pentel Art Contest (International)

Entries MUST BE RECEIVED by November 3, 2017

Pentel of America, Ltd. is delighted to announce the 48th International Children’s Art Exhibition (ICAE). From the Pentel of America, Ltd. website: Guidelines: 1. Each child may submit only one piece of artwork. 2. Students are encouraged to be original and use their imagination. 3. The expressed ideas and representation should be clear and understood […]

National YoungArts Foundation Competition (US Only)

Deadline: October 13, 2017

From the National YoungArts Foundation Website: Are you a 15-18 year old visual, literary, design or performing artist? Apply to YoungArts’ national arts competition. Applications are open until October 13, 2017. YoungArts was really the organization that helped me understand that I could have the courage to be an artist. And through YoungArts Week I actually […]

Purdue University High School Art Competition (US Only)

Deadline: November 3, 2017

From the Purdue University High School Art Competition website: This competition seeks artworks in all media and subject matter. All high school students residing in the United States (grades 9-12) are eligible to enter. Cash prizes will be awarded for all grade levels. ELIGIBILITY: All high school students (grades 9 – 12) residing in the […]

St. Mary’s River of Words Art and Poetry Contest (International)

Deadlines: US - Postmarked by December 1, 2017; International - Received by February 1, 2018

From the St. Mary’s River of Words Art and Poetry Contest website: Our free, annual, international youth poetry and art contest — the largest in the world — inspires children ages 5 to 19 to translate their observations into creative expression. Entries will be judged in the following categories. Category I — K-Grade 2 (Primary) Category […]

International Aviation Art Contest (International)

Deadline: Must be received by Friday, January 19, 2018

From the International Aviation Art Contest website: Children between the ages of 6 and 17 may participate. Entries will be judged in three classes, according to age and at least in part for its creative use of the theme in relation to the aviation world. Each FAI member country sponsors the contest in their country, […]

NRA Youth Wildlife Art Contest (US Only)

Deadline: October 31, 2017

2016 Best in Show by Yihan Wu From the NRA Youth Wildlife Art Contest website: The George Montgomery/NRA Youth Wildlife Art Contest offers young artists interested in hunting and wildlife an outlet to use their creative talent, practice artistic techniques, and refine wildlife identification skills through the creation of original works. This contest encourages youth to […]

My Dream Dinosaur Competition (United Kingdom Only)

Deadline: September 30, 2017

From the My Dream Dinosaur Competition Website: Win a GIANT bean bag featuring your dream dinosaur – as drawn by you! Inspired by the Dinosaurs of China exhibition that’s taking over Nottingham’s Wollaton Hall between July and October 2017, GreatBeanBags™ is giving your mini-monsters the chance to win a Slab Bean Bag featuring a drawing of their […]