“This unique program provides an opportunity for Colorado’s youth to grow from experiences in a way that embraces what is special about our state – creative spirit, exploration, natural beauty. Happy trails to all, until we meet again!” – Governor, John Hickenlooper

Colorado Kids Create, Inc. is a 501 (c3) endorsed by The Colorado Education Association.  We write children’s books about Colorado and The West which are illustrated by Colorado students. Book sale profits go to Art Supplies for Colorado Teachers, a collaboration with The Philip J Steele Foundation. Colorado teachers can apply to receive art supplies at www.steelefoundation.org.

Would your class like to write a story to be included in next year’s contest?  Guidelines: Target audience is elementary age; story must be historically accurate about a person, place or event in Colorado; begin the story with a question followed by Once Upon a Fleeting Time; a 450-600 word count.”

2019 Prizes

New- Digital Art Division!

Grand Prize– A weekend stay at YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park for the winning student and winning teacher’s families, plus everything listed below.

NoCo Regional Prize– A hayride/campfire for 20 people at Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch in Loveland, plus everything listed below.

1st-4th place – Topo Design Backpacks, Blick Art Gift Certificates, Tickets for the Greeley History Museum, two age appropriate Monart lessons to all winning art teachers and students, & a Monart training DVD.

Student Artwork will be featured throughout the year in the Collage Magazine, a publication for Colorado Art Educators


Join us as we encourage and empower Colorado kids to create!

We wish to thank our many sponsors and supporters, especially Madwire.

For further information, contact Natalie Myers at 970-619-9960 or at coloradokidscreate@gmail.com.

CKC is a member of the Colorado Art Education Association.