Monday, June 6, 2011

Art and Writing Contests for Kids - Summer 2011

Are your kids wondering what to do now that school is out? Put their creative minds to work and enter a few art or writing contests!

The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Comics Contest – Deadline 6/10/11
Details: http://www.wimpykid.com/contest/
Official Rules: http://www.abramsbooks.com/diycontestrules.html
Create an original comic and enter for the chance to win a signed copy of the new The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book by Jeff Kinney, a $500 prize and $1000 for the winner’s favorite library.

Roald Dahl National Peachstakes Contest - (Ages 7-13) Deadline 6/23/11
Details: http://www.roalddahl.com/
Answer the following question in 100 words or less: "Which of the bugs in James in the Giant Peach would you want to be friends with, and why?" Grand Prize winner will receive a trip to London.

Scholastic Clifford The Big Red Dog “Be Big In Your Community” Contest – Deadline 6/17/2011
Details: http://www.scholastic.com/cliffordbebig/contest/
Official Rules: http://www.scholastic.com/cliffordbebig/contestrules/
Submit a “Big Idea” that will create positive change in your community. Grand prize is a $25,000 community grant.

Spilling Ink Short Story Contest - (Ages 8-12) Deadline 7/11/11
Details: http://www.spillinginkthebook.com/contests/
Write a short story (1000 words or less).

Walden Media Juniper Berry Story Contest - (Ages 9-14) Deadline 7/1/11
Details: http://walden.com/win/juniperberry
Official Rules: http://www.walden.com/win/terms/juniperberry
Read the first two chapters of Juniper Berry and then write your own story of terror and temptation (500-1500 words). Winner receives iPad, books and published story on Walden.com.

Save the Frogs Poetry Contest – (All Ages) Deadline 10/15/11
Details: http://savethefrogs.com/poetry/index.html
Official Rules: http://savethefrogs.com/poetry/terms.html
Submit an original poem that mention one of the following: frogs, salamanders, newts, toads, caecilians, amphibians, savethefrogs.com, and/or SAVE THE FROGS! Grand prize winner receives $100 plus other gifts.

2011 Frogs Are Green Art Contest – (Ages 3-12) Deadline 11/30/11
Details: http://frogsaregreen.com/contests/
Create original art around the theme, IT IS EASY BEING GREEN! All kids who enter will receive a FROGS ARE GREEN (eco-friendly) wristband. Winners’ artwork featured online.

Colorforms® 60th Anniversary Kids Fine Arts Camp Contest – (Ages 3-12) Deadline 9/15/11
Details: http://www.ugames.com/colorforms/ArtCampContest.asp
Create a piece of artwork no bigger than 30” x 40” that weighs less than 5 pounds. Winners will receive art camp scholarships and a collection of Colorforms products.

CLIF Kid Backyard Game Contest – (Ages 6-12) Deadline: 6/30/11
Details: http://www.clifkidbackyardgame.com/details.html
Official Rules: http://www.clifkidbackyardgame.com/rules.html
Create and submit an original and unique backyard game idea. Grand prize winner will receive a $10,000 educational scholarship for his/her kid in the form of a check, a Trek kid’s bike and a Bell kid’s bike helmet, plus travel costs to New York City.

"Riding Shotgun with Kyle Busch Motorsports" Essay Contest – (Ages 5-12) Deadline varies
Details: http://www.kylebuschmotorsports.com/news/entry.php?nid=90
Write and essay (150 words or less) describing an experience or achievement that occurred in the last 12 months that has affected your life in a positive way. One winner per race will have their name and photo displayed above Busch’s Toyota Tundra passenger side window and will also receive and autographed photo.

Anorak Writing Competition - (Ages 13 and under) Deadline 6/15/11
Details: http://www.anorak-magazine.co.uk/index.php/blog/post/write_us_a_happy_story_please/
Write a FOOD or TOYS themed story (30-350 words) that includes the word "happy."

3 comments:

Susanne Drazic said...

Please stop by my blog to pick up the award I've nominated you for.

pugpuppy said...

are there any art or creative writing contests going on for teens? by art i mean cartoons