Be inspired by America’s rich heritage. Pre-read this year’s stories about America on the Stories page

Students residing in  Colorado may participate in both the CKC and AKC contests: http://www.coloradokidscreate.org/permission-form/

Contest requirements:

1. All children must be residents of the US.

2. Children must be between the ages of 5-18 years old.

3. Artwork must be horizontal (landscape).

4. Artwork must be done with markers or paint. We like bright and colorful images!

5. Artwork must be scanned and electronically submitted through our submission form. Please scan and upload at the highest possible resolution. DO NOT SEND PHOTOS OF ARTWORK. ARTWORK MUST BE SCANNED AND SENT AS PDF OR JPEG.

6. Parents or teachers must sign an electronic permission form for entry to be valid.

7. Entries must be received by March 1st, 2018.

8. There will be a grand prize winner, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place winner for elementary, middle, and high school entries. Awards will be sent through the mail to the participant’s Art Teacher.

9. Winning artwork and honorable mentions will be posted on this website on April 1st, 2018.

Thank you for participating in this year’s contest!

2018 Prize Details

Grand Prize

Week-long stay for the winning student, their family, their art teacher, and their art teacher’s family at Rocky Mountain National Park in Estes Park, Colorado (airfare not included). Lodging and meals provided by YMCA of the Rockies. Plus, a Topo design backpack filled with Colorado made products and goodies, a gift certificate to Jerry’s Artarama, and a gift certificate to Blick Art Materials online store.

1st through 4th Place Prize

Topo Designs backpack filled with Colorado made products and goodies, gift certificate to Jerry’s Artarama, gift certificate to Blick Art Materials online store, and admission into the Windows to the West art show and sale.