Be inspired by Colorado’s rich, Western heritage. Stay tuned for the 2021 contest stories!

Contest requirements:

1. All children must be residents of Colorado.

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 PNG OR JPEG.

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

7. 2021 entry deadline coming soon!

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. Homeschools are not eligible for the cash prize, but may donate it to the art department of their choosing as long as it is within a Colorado public school.

9. Winning artwork and honorable mentions will be posted on this website on April 1st, 2021

To enter, please visit the Artwork Upload/Permission Form page. Thank you for participating in this year’s contest!


2020 Prizes

Grand Prize
$500.00 to the winning school’s Art Department
Weekend stay at YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park for the winning student, teacher + their families
A Blick Art Gift Certificate
Tickets to The American Museum of Western Art – The Anschutz Collection
Two age appropriate Monart lessons and a Monart training DVD to teacher
TOPO backpack
Colorado Kids Create hat

1st Place (1 winner from elementary, middle, and high school)
$250 to the winning school’s art department
A Blick Art Gift Certificate
Tickets to The American Museum of Western Art – The Anschutz Collection
Two age appropriate Monart lessons to teachers
TOPO backpack
Colorado Kids Create hat

2nd – 4th Place (1 winner from elementary, middle, and high school)
A Blick Art Gift Certificate
Tickets for The American Museum of Western Art – The Anschutz Collection
Two age appropriate Monart lessons to teachers
TOPO backpack
Colorado Kids Create hat

NoCo Regional Prize
Two age appropriate Monart lessons and a Monart training DVD to teache
TOPO backpack

Hayride for 20 people at Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch
Colorado Kids Create hat

**Homeschools are not eligible for the cash prize, but may donate it to the art department of their choosing as long as it is within a Colorado public school.