Calling All Creative Kids!

Enter the 24th annual Calendar Kids Art Contest and put your imagination to work!

13 finalists will be selected to be published in the 2020 calendar and will also receive a Visa gift card and a canvas print of their submitted artwork.  The grand prize winner will have their artwork published on the cover of the 2020 calendar and will receive an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, DC (along with one adult) to be honored at the American Kidney Fund’s annual national gala, The Hope Affair, on October 2, 2019.

We must receive all artwork and completed applications by June 30, 2019.

Put your imagination to work!

LET YOUR CREATIVITY SHINE

All winners will receive a great prize and the cover artist will win a free trip to Washington, D.C. to be honored at the American Kidney Fund's annual gala, The Hope Affair, on October 2, 2019.

THE OPPORTUNITIES ARE ENDLESS

Art is more than just drawings! Here are a few ideas of things you can create:

  • Create a drawing or painting
  • Write and perform a song
  • Choreograph and perform a dance
  • Make a short film
  • Write a poem or short story

Your art can be about anything – kidneys, strength, empowerment, family, friends, things that make you happy, ways that you cope with kidney disease – the sky is the limit. Be creative!

*We cannot accept artwork submissions that have copyrighted materials (characters, lyrics, sports team logos, etc.)

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Who is eligible?

CHILDREN WHO ARE 18 AND YOUNGER AND WHO:

  • Have kidney disease
  • Are on dialysis or have received a kidney transplant
  • Live in the United States

*If you have been a finalist in the past, you are not eligible to win again

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Guidelines

For your artwork to be considered, you must submit a completed application along with a recent, close-up photograph of yourself.

  • Drawings and written art must be created on an 8.5 x 11” white sheet of paper with your name and title on the back
  • Performances can be submitted online (coming soon) or by emailing lpurcell@kidneyfund.org
  • Do not use copyrighted characters, logos, lyrics, or pro sports teams.

Please note that artwork will not be returned.

FILE FORMAT TYPES FOR UPLOAD OR LINKING ART

  • Drawings and written art can be uploaded or emailed as the following formats
    • PDF
    • JPEG
  • Songs, dances, and other performances can be uploaded to YouTube as a private video.  Please upload or email the URL link

Learn how to upload a private YouTube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poGiVTXuqS8

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How is the cover artist chosen?

We will choose 13 submissions to appear in the calendar and will have an online voting contest in July.  The artwork that receives the most votes will be featured on the cover.

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Deadline

We must receive all artwork and completed applications by June 30, 2019.

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Questions

Call the American Kidney Fund at 800.638.8299 ext. 7047.  You may also find information at your dialysis center, doctor’s office or on our website.

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