Art contests for kids offer great life lessons:
* Every contest has guidelines and a deadline, which gives a child a specific goal to work toward.
* The process of creating the artwork itself builds self-confidence, as the child goes from an "I can't draw" mindset to one of "I can enter this contest -- and I might win!"
* The art children enter should be their best work (it doesn't matter the skill level), teaching them that no matter what they do, they should do it well.
* If they win, there's the fun of the reward and learning to be a gracious winner.
* If they don't win, there's the practice of dealing with disappointment and being a good sport.
* Win or lose, when your child creates a piece of art and enters it in a contest, she has tried, which is the first step to success.
Enter the 2012 Contest.
Get to Know Your Wild Neighbours
The Contest invites you to get outside and create original works of art, writing, photography, videography and music inspired by nature. This year’s theme is “Get to Know Your Wild Neighbours”.
The goal is to be as creative as possible. For inspiration, check out some of the amazing programs offered by our partners. Then, get outdoors and get to know! Submit your work for a chance to win cool prizes. Get started today!
Blue Planet I Wish to live upon
Since 1999, Japan Quality Assurance Organization (JQA) and International Certification Organization Network (IQNet) have been hosting the International Environmental Children's Drawing Contest for children aged 7 to 15 years old from around the world, supported by UNICEF.
Full of imagination and artistic sensitivity, children drew pictures about nature and animals, their families and the surrounding area. The pictures also contain the message towards global environment, beyond borders and difference in their background cultures and languages.
This contest provided the children an opportunity to think about the global environment, by expressing their inspiration from nature's bounty.
"During the application period of 2011, the Great East Japan Earthquake occurred on March 11, resulting in many deaths, devastating destruction to infrastructure such as houses, roads, and fishing harbors, that affected people's lives and work across a wide area. Many people who found out about this tough situation all around the world have provided kind support. Restoration will take time, but I am certain that we Japanese will be able to overcome this daunting task thanks in no small measure to the support that has been flooding in from all over the world.
During the judging period for these pictures, the great earthquake was in the forefront of my mind, but I discovered an even greater love for our earth than before as I examined these pictures. While perusing these images that convey so much encouragement and hope for all living things, I felt a strong sense of how important it is to protect the planet on which we live. We hope everyone else will share this feeling through the exhibition.
In conclusion, I hope environmental conservation measures will become even more widespread for the betterment of all our children's futures."
Next contest "Blue Planet I Wish to live upon" will be in Japan in May 31, 2012, Applications and Paintings due date is April 12, 2012
Look up into the night sky. We see numerous stars. Amongst such planets, there may well exist habitable ones with water and air. However, even if we could find another such planet, because of the sheer distance, we would not be able to get there. The only planet we can live is here. On this planet alone, we and future generations could live on. What would Earth be like you would want to live? Please draw the Earth of your dreams for the contest.
Many of the classes fill up quickly, so make sure to register early to ensure your child a spot in the courses they desire.
For your young artist, there's no better place to grow!
Living Art studio proud to announce our student-winners whose works were chosen in International Environmental Children's Drawing Contest in Japan.
These works were chosen from 18,738 imaginative depictions by children from 74 countries. It is honor that 4 out 8 students from our studio were recognized among 100 first places!!! Could you imagine?!!!!
Celebration of this honorable event will take place at
Living Art Studio on Saturday, January 21
at 12:00 (noon)
There are opportunities for children to enter art contests, and as I come across them I'll post them here. If you know of a contest that's not listed, please let us know by filling out the form in contact us session.