“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!” – Former Governor, John Hickenlooper

Colorado Kids Create, Inc. is a 501 (c3) endorsed by The Colorado Education Association.  Students are provided the opportunity to illustrate books/e-books about Colorado and The West via the annual contest. The books are then sold with 100% of the profits going back to schools. This year, thanks to the Loveland Fine Art Invitational, all students whose artwork is chosen to be in a book, will receive a complimentary copy. Individual Colorado teachers who qualify, may apply to receive art supplies from the Philip Steele Foundation at www.steelefoundation.org.

2020 Prizes

Grand Prize– $500.00 to the winning school’s Art Department plus 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 – A Colorado Kids Create hat, Blick Art Gift Certificates, Tickets for The American Museum of Western Art – The Anschutz Collection, two age appropriate Monart lessons to all winning art teachers and students, & a Monart training DVD.


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 Farra Lanzer at 720-296-4879.

CKC is a member of the Colorado Art Education Association.