Banner images are from Art Lab for Kids by Susan Schwake (Quarry Books, 2012), photography by Rainer Schwake.
1000 Kids Art Ideas Call for Entries
Calling all young artists!
Do you have kids in your life who make art?
We want to see their most creative, inspiring, outside-of-the-box projects. Don't worry about writing up instructions. We just need a picture of the project itself and a list of materials. Please feel free to submit multiple projects, as there is no limit to the number of entries per child.
We are interested in all types of art projects made by and for children ages 3-11 (preschool through 5th grade), especially ones that use every day materials in new ways, explore individual creative expression, and are fun! Have you created a sculpture using sponges? Painted with mailing tubes? We want to see your dynamic and exciting art and design!
Selected entries will be published in 1000 Kids Art Ideas which will feature 1000 unique and inspiring ways to be creative with the budding artists in our lives. Each published entry will include an image of the completed art project, a list of materials used and the child artist's name and age. (See below for complete details!)
About the Sponsor
Quarry Books is an international publisher of high-quality visual and idea books for artists, crafters, foodies, designers, creative families, DIYers, and Makers. Check out our distinctive books at: www.quarrybooks.com.
Who is Eligible?
Anyone 18 years and older may submit a creative project, big or small, to share. Entrants can submit examples based on the types of projects they lead with kids or submit a completed project on behalf of a child or class. There is no entry fee and, because of that, we cannot provide free copies of the books to those whose work is chosen. However, we do offer a 50% discount on copies of the book. Any pieces that have been published in other Quayside Publishing Group books are not eligible.
What To Submit
We are seeking submissions in a variety of categories, but if your project doesn’t fit into the categories below, that’s okay, we’d love to see it anyway!
Drawing: Do you draw pictures? Cartoons? Self portraits? Do you use pencils? Markers? Pastels? A purple crayon? Show us your favorite drawings of unique subjects created with a variety of materials!
Painting and Printmaking: Do you mix your own paint pigment, or create prints using natural materials?
Sculpture: Do you sculpt with clay or wire? What other materials do you use to create 3-d works of art?
Fiber Art: Do you lead collaborative quilt-making projects with your class? Do you felt?
Paper and Book Art: Are you inspired by origami or make your own paper?
Mixed Media: We’d love to see your unique expressions using a wide range of materials together.
Wearables and Jewelry: Do you make button bangles or clay pendant necklaces?
Recycled/upcycled Artwork: Do you create something new from something old? Is the recycling bin your favorite art supply center?
Please send digital submission and project description (see below for instructions). There is no entry fee and you may submit as many entries as you like, but be sure to complete a separate form for each entry. The information you provide will be used in a caption to accompany your submission, should it be selected, so be as complete as possible, and double check all spelling. Please include the materials used and reference any special techniques or processes (ie wax resist, dry brush painting).
Image Size & Format
- • 300 dpi resolution
- • Minimum size 4 x 5 inches and no larger than 8 x 8 inches
- • JPEG files only—RGB color (not CMYK)
- • PDFs, PNGs, TIFFs are not accepted