At U.S. Kids Magazines, we believe in encouraging children’s creativity and supporting our schools’ art programs. Art offers children a unique means of expression, capturing their passions and emotions and fostering the exploration of new ideas, subject matter, and cultures.
Each year, we invite readers and students from around the country to share their creative talents by entering our annual cover contest. The winning entry is featured on the front cover of Jack and Jill or Humpty Dumpty magazine, with second-, third-place, and Readers’ Choice winners’ art showcased inside the same issue. In addition, U.S. Kids also recognizes winners’ art departments and teachers with cash awards to help support their programs.
Through this contest, U.S. Kids hopes to encourage young minds and those who teach them to continue creating wonderful art. “You can’t use up creativity,” writer Maya Angelou said. “The more you use, the more you have.”
This year, we’re asking you to think about what pets do when their humans are out. Do the dogs take up art? Do the cats play video games? What happens? Draw your theories and share them with us! For contest rules and how to enter, CLICK HERE.
Hurry! The contest ends February 1, 2024!
1. Your art needs to be vertical (up and down), not horizontal (across).
2. Make sure to leave enough space for the title of the magazine.
3. Use bright, bold colors that fill the entire page!
Top 10 Skills Children Learn from the Arts
- Non-verbal communication
- Receiving constructive feedback