Fun Art and Writing Contests for Texas Students of All Ages

Encourage your little artists or aspiring authors to show off their talent

Does your child enjoy drawing or writing? Let them show off their talent at these fun art and writing contests for Texas students.

The deadlines are approaching, so better get them going!



Don't mess with Texas Art Contest


Texas students enrolled in kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to submit their original artwork to participate in the Don't mess with Texas K-12 Art Contest. The purpose of the Contest is to inspire our future leaders to refrain from littering, advocate for litter prevention, and keep Texas beautiful. 

Artwork

The artwork should promote the Don't mess with Texas and/or Keep Texas Beautiful litter prevention messages to encourage and inspire our community to advocate and take action for litter prevention.

Participants


Texas students enrolled in kindergarten through 12th grade.

Prizes


Students who create the top 13 winning designs will have their artwork assigned to a month or featured on the cover of the 2020 Don’t mess with Texas calendar.

Each will also win a framed winning artwork and a $100 Visa gift card donated by Keep Texas Beautiful. All student winners and their artwork may be showcased on the Don’t mess with Texas and Keep Texas Beautiful websites and social media sites, at the 2019 Keep Texas Beautiful annual conference, in media announcements and through other channels, as appropriate.

Teachers representing students who produce the top 13 designs will win a $100 H-E-B/Central Market gift card.

Deadline


Entries must be submitted by April 18, 2019.

Winners 


Winners will be announced May 31, 2019.

Rules, Details, and Submission


For details, rules, and submission, visit http://www.dontmesswithtexas.org/education-overview/art-contest/.


Treasures of the Texas Coast Children’s Art Contest

The Texas General Land Office invites Texas schoolchildren in grades K through 6 to participate in the annual “Treasures of the Texas Coast” Children’s Art Contest. The purpose of this contest is to encourage young artists to learn about natural resources along the Texas coast.

Artwork


The artwork should be based on the theme “Treasures of the Texas Coast” and should depict why the Texas coast is important or special to the student.

Participants


Texas students enrolled in kindergarten through 6th grade.

Prizes


Ten winners will be chosen from each grade. The winning works of art will appear together on a calendar which will be distributed throughout the state.
 
All 40 winners will receive a ticket to the USS Lexington in Corpus Christi, a ticket to the Texas State Aquarium, two tickets to the Houston Zoo, two all day passes to Schlitterbahn Waterpark in New Braunfels, prizes and a certificate of recognition from the Texas General Land Office and a calendar displaying the winning artwork.

This year's grand prize winner will receive two round-trip coach-class tickets from United Airlines to any United destination in the 48 contiguous United States, Alaska, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean, one 7-night Caribbean cruise from Royal Caribbean International departing out of Galveston, Miami, Tampa, Ft. Lauderdale, Port Canaveral or Puerto Rico, and a class party at Schlitterbahn Waterpark in New Braunfels.

The grand prize winner's teacher will also receive two round-trip coach-class tickets from United Airlines, and one 7-night Caribbean cruise courtesy of Royal Caribbean International.

Deadline


Entries must be submitted by March 31, 2019.

Winners 


Winners will be announced April, 2019.

Rules, Details, and Submission


For details, rules, and submission, visit http://www.glo.texas.gov/adopt-a-beach/educate/art-contest/index.html.



KLRU KIDS Writers Contest


The KLRU KIDS Writers Contest is a local contest designed to promote the advancement of children’s reading skills through hands-on, active learning. 

Stories


The stories can be about anything your child wants to write about and can be in English or Spanish. See rules for minimum/maximum number of words and illustrations. Let their imaginations go wild!

Participants


Children in kindergarten through fifth grade will be encouraged to write and illustrate stories and submit them to KLRU. 

Prizes


All entries will be published on KLRU’s website. All 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners at each grade level will receive books from BookPeople with other writing and illustrating gifts as well as items and gift certificates from Terra Toys. 

Deadline


Entries must be submitted by March 31, 2019.

Winners 


Winners will be announced May 10, 2019

Rules, Details, and Submission


For details, rules, and submission, visit http://www.klrukidswriterscontest.org.
If you're interested in participating as a judge, please contact writerscontest@klru.org.


Have fun and good luck!


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