We know that art teachers nurture and encourage creativity. Studies have shown that kids who participate in art acquire skills that help them in decision making, problem solving, creative thinking, and teamwork. An increasing number of studies also find that arts programs motivate children to learn, assisting in improving performance in core academic subjects.
But art programs in schools across the country are losing funding. As part of our mission to encourage children to bring out their creative sides through crafts and activities, U.S. Kids supports art in elementary schools and wants to help make a difference by awarding schools money for their art programs.
The Saturday Evening Post Society has supported artists for more than a hundred years. Norman Rockwell, J.C. Leyendecker, and N.C. Wyeth were among the many famous artists who created covers for our publications. We started the U.S. Kids Cover Contest because we want that tradition to continue though subsequent generations. Who knows? Your young artist could be the next Rockwell!
U.S. Kids Cover Contest Mission Statement
We aim to encourage creativity and art in children of all ages through a variety of subjects and media (such as oils, pastels, markers, and colored pencils) to help them express their own individuality. We also aim to support art programs and teachers in schools throughout the country by donating money to the winning entrants’ school art programs or other 501(c) 3 nonprofit art program of their choice.