Art Contest for Kids in Grades K – 8

2010 Contest Guidelines
Postmark Deadline for Receiving Entries is
December 11, 2009

Calling all kids! (Teachers and librarians too!) Do you like to create with oil pastels? Cray-Pas is offering a contest for you. The majority of this art work must be done in oil pastels. Entries may also use combinations of pen and ink, pencil, and/or watercolors with oil pastels.

Required size: No larger than 12″ X 18″ and no smaller than 8″ X 10″.

Mulitple Entries: One age category per envelope – K-2, 3-5, or 6-8. Label each envelope with the age category and the number of entires iside. You may send all age category envelopes in one package.

Mail flat – – not rolled.

Prizes: Finalists – 150 total! 50 in each age category. Each receive a t-shirt imprinted with their artwork, award certificate, and Cray-Pas Expressionist 25 piece set.
Honorable Mentions – 24 entries selected among finalists receive an award certificate, wining artwork imprinted on t-shirt, and a Cray-Pas Expressionist 36 piece set.
Winners – 9 total – 3 winners from each age category of finalists receive a US Savings Bond: 1st Place: $200 2nd Place: $100 3rd Place: $50, an award certificate, Gelly Roll writing instruments, and art material from Sakura, sponsor prizes, winning artwork imprinted on a t-shirt, recognition in national publications and the contest gallery at

Teacher Awards – Teachers of the 9 students winners receive: A t-shirt imprinted with the winning artwork, Sakura art materials for classroom use, sponsor prizes, various types of Gelly Roll writing instruments, recognition in national publications and the contest gallery at
Finalist teachers receive a special thank you gift.

Random Teacher Award: One teacher will be randomly chosen from all entries to receive an assortment of Sakura products. Submittal of a student’s artwork qualifies the teacher for the drawing. Teachers of the top 9 winners are excluded.

School Awards
Schools whose studetns placed among the 9 winners will receive: a generous supply of Sakura art materials and writing instruments, and recognition in national art publications.

2010 CrayPas Entry Form
Student Certificate of Participation

Download The Official Certificate of Participation and fill one out for every participating student.

15th Annual Cray-Pas® Wonderful, Colorful, World Contest 2010

Grades K-1-2, 3-4-5, 6-7-8
2010 Entry Check List
– teachers please read carefully!

Teacher’s responsibilities are:
1) Use transparent tape to attach a completed entry form to the back of the student’s artwork; the student entry form and student’s artwork must match.

2) Ensure the student gives proper “credit” to that artist when the student’s artwork is “inspired by” another artist’s image. Space is provided on the contest entry form. Write in the artist’s name and publication that inspired the student.

3) EACH entry must be the work of one student only.

4) One entry per student.

Entry Image Criteria

Entries are judged based upon: image originality, creativity, emotional content, oil pastel skills, & age appropriateness. When an entry is “inspired” by a photograph or another artist’s image, credit must be given on the entry form to the artist. Art work must not be copied. An entry will be rejected when the image is a copy of an artist’s work, book illustration, magazine or newspaper content, or similar to a previous contest winner. See contest rules and regulations on entry form for further details.

• Entry Form Attached?

Entry forms should be completed by the TEACHER, and signed by both the student’s parent/guardian and art teacher. Only use transparent tape to attach one entry form to the back of the artwork, (no staples or paper clips). Teachers/parents are responsible for placing the correct student’s entry form on the back of the entry. If any of the above conditions are not met, or the writing on the form is illegible, the artwork will be disqualified.

• Original artwork vs. color copies?
Teachers may submit color copies that truly represent the quality and color in the work. The original MUST be available if the student’s piece is selected as a possible finalist. When the original is requested, overnight or second-day shipping is required; otherwise the piece may be disqualified.

• All artwork submitted to this contest cannot be returned.

Contest Deadline:
All entries must be mailed or shipped to Sakura with a postmark no later than December 11, 2009

2010 Contest Rules and Regulations :
• No purchase necessary. Contest open to legal residents of the 50 United States, District of Columbia, and Canada (except Quebec), grades K – 8 as of August 1, 2009 to December 11, 2009. Entries must be postmarked by December 11, 2009 and received by December 28, 2009.

Mail all entries to: Sakura Cray-Pas 2010 Wonderful Colorful Word Art Contest, 30780 San Clemente Street, Hayward, CA 94544. Void in Quebec where prohibited by law.

Finalists will be notified by mail by March, 2010.


Questions? Go to their website for more information.


4 Responses to “Art Contest for Kids in Grades K – 8”

  1. Fatima Says:

    Can students mail their entries themselves or do their teachers have to?

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