Calendar Kids Art Contest

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

Enter the 28th Annual Calendar Kids Art Contest

Enter the American Kidney Fund's Annual Calendar Kids Art Contest! 13 finalists will be selected to be published in the American Kidney Fund's 2024 calendar and will also receive a cash prize and a canvas print of their submitted artwork.  The cover artists will have their artwork published on the cover of the 2024 calendar and will be honored at the American Kidney Fund's annual national gala, The Hope Affair, on October 19, 2023.

Submit your artwork

The deadline to submit artwork is June 1, 2023

Learn about our 2023 Calendar Kids Art Contest Winner

Congratulations to 12-year-old Anibal Yobani Lopez from Waterloo, IA for being selected as the Cover Artist for the 2023 Calendar. His artwork titled "From kidneys with love" can be seen below.

Anibal Yobani Sologui and his artwork "Love Your Kidneys"


View all the winning artwork from our previous contest

Congratulations to all the artists that will be featured in the 2023 AKF Calendar!  We had a record number of votes this year with a close race all the way to the last minute of voting.  Thank you to everyone who voted for their favorite artwork and shared these amazing pieces with your friends and family.

Arely Barragan - Art


Arely, Age 16

Houston, TX

Erin Cortese - Art


Erin, Age 12

Colorado Springs, CO

Natalie Medina - Art

“Kidney Love”

Natalie, Age 16

Dallas, TX

Kylie McGlothin - Art

“Kidney Transplant”

Kylie, Age 15

Weirton, WV

Jameson Lesieur - Art

“The Lion King”

Jameson, Age 9

Washougal, WA

Heather Burdick - Art

“Kidneys on a Beach”

Heather, Age 11

Des Moines, WA

Nashaya Latimore-Coates - Art

“It is all in the words”

Nashaya, Age 16

Philadelphia, PA

Stephanie Atenco-Torres - Art

“Everybody gets their wish”

Stephanie, Age 17

Norristown, PA

Kennidi Davis - Art

“Lupus Girl”

Kennidi, Age 17

Humble, TX

Lamara Al-Nadi - Art

“Best Gift Ever”

Lamara, Age 16

Hendersonville, TN

Daniel Salgadovalencia - Art

“Together Forever”

Daniel, Age 10

Goodyear, AZ

Eilidh McMillin - Art


Eilidh, Age 6

Ankeny, IA

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

Contact us if you have more questions or need more information


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