This contest is now closed. Entries are still being posted in the gallery.
You can view the winner HERE.
It’s time for Outdoorosity’s 2018 Great Outdoors Art Contest!
Theme: The Great Outdoors
What do you love about the great outdoors? Show us with your original artwork!
Subject matter can be anything that has to do with the great outdoors! It may depict an outdoor activity such as hiking, fishing, or skiing. It might be a painting of wildlife or scenery. How do you enjoy the great outdoors?
Deadline: April 15, 2018
Students in Grades 4-6, U.S. Residents Only
- Residents of the United States who are in grades 4 through 6 at the time of entry are eligible to enter.
- Participants create an entry on an 8.5 x 11-inch sheet of unlined, white paper.
- Only one entry per person.
- Artwork must follow the theme.
- All entries must be the entrant’s original, unpublished, and previously unproduced work. If Outdoorosity is notified that any element of an entrant’s entry infringes upon the rights of another person, the entry will be disqualified from the contest.
- Entries that do not comply with all of the contest rules will be disqualified.
- Void where prohibited.
- Create a high-quality scan or photo of your artwork. Be sure the image is clear. Do not send a blurry image or an image with shadows.
- Fill out the online entry form.
- Upload your entry and a photo of the participant.
At the end of the submission period (April 15, 2018), Outdoorosity’s official panel of judges will select a first-place winner.
The first-place winner will receive $50.00 Amazon gift card.
All entries will be posted on Outdoorosity.org. Some will be featured on social media sites. By filling out the form, parents grant permission for their children’s artwork, first name, last initial, age, and state to be published on Outdoorosity.org and its social media sites and grant Outdoorosity. LLC a license to use such work as described above.
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Hi there, could the subject matter for the art contest entry include mythical creatures such as elves or fairies, or must it contain real animals/people only? Thank you!
Sorry for the late reply! Many thanks for your question. Our goal is to encourage engagement with the outdoors and sharing what you love about the outdoors. If you’d like to include a mythical creature in your outdoor scene, you are free to do so. Spending time drawing outdoors and imagining the creatures who might live there also is a great way to use your creativity.
It states that entries should be on white paper. Is white canvas ok?
Thanks for your question! Just white paper, although you can find canvas-like paper. Look for “acrylic paper” at your local art store or online. Click HERE for an example. Let us know if you have any other questions!
I have a piece of art that I made a couple weeks ago that is perfect for this. The problem is that it is on 8.5 x 8.5 inch paper. Does it still count if I just glue it onto a 8.5 x 11 inch piece of paper?
You don’t need to glue it. (We don’t want you to change your artwork!) Just set it on top of an 8.5 x 11 inch paper, and the two sides will have a border. You can even use a piece of colored cardstock that would complement your picture. If you are going to scan it and need to attach it, just use a very small piece of masking tape so you can remove it again.
Hi again! Last night I entered my art into the contest but I haven’t seen it in the gallery yet. Did I not turn it in, or do u guys need to check it before putting it in the gallery?
Hi Sophie! We do have to post them to the gallery (it’s not automatic.) You should see it there soon!