Calendar Kids Art Contest

Learn about our Calendars Kids Art Contest for kids or teens living with kidney disease or a transplant.

Thank you to all of our amazing artists over the past 28 years. While we are no longer hosting the Calendar Kids Art Contest, we invite all pediatric kidney patients to join us four our National Virtual Camp! Learn more about this fun program and register today.

2024 Calendar Kids Art Contest Winner

Congratulations to Hannah from Olathe, KS for being selected as the Cover Artist for the 2024 Calendar! Learn more about Hannah and the inspiration about her winning artwork, "Kidney Disease Awareness" below.

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Hannah's winning artwork

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In "Kidney Disease Awareness," Hannah drew a kidney filled with different patterns and colors, surrounded by hashtags related to kidney disease and green kidney awareness ribbons. She applied to the Calendar Kids Art Contest because she wanted to share her colorful design with other kids and families in the kidney community. Hannah says her role model is her dad, who is a pediatric nurse at Children's Mercy Hospital. "My dad attends all my appointments at the kidney center and always encourages me to make healthy choices… [he] is always there for me to support me." She also added that her entire family is an inspiration to her, never making her feel like a burden while making her laugh and telling her she's doing a great job, and her friends watch out for her "and make sure I don't eat and drink stuff I'm not supposed to." Besides making art, Hannah enjoys playing tennis, baking, singing in her school choir and playing with her labradoodle Oliver. When she grows up, Hannah wants to be a nephrologist.

Congratulations Hannah! We can't wait to see you in Washington, DC in October for The Hope Affair.

Learn more about our Calendar Kids Art Contest

Watch our previous contest winners Amelia and Sadallah as they share how the American Kidney Fund's Calendar Kids Art Contest has inspired young kidney patients to fight for more than 27 years.

Best kidney birthday - 2021 calendar art

Frequently asked questions

How is the cover artist chosen?

AKF 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.

What is the deadline to submit my application and artwork?

We must receive all artwork and completed applications by June 1, 2023.

What is the timeline of this contest?

  • Applications Open : March 1st

  • Deadline for Applications : June 1st

  • AKF voting for Finalists : June 7th

  • Finalists Announced : July 3rd

  • Voting Opens : July 3rd

  • Last Day to Vote : July 31st

  • Cover Artist Announced : August 4th

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