Calling All Budding Artists: Enter the American Academy of Pediatrics Children's Art Contest for a Chance to Win $500 and a Family Trip to Washington, DC!​

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and are inviting all aspiring artists in third through 12th grades to submit their works of art in the 11th annual American Academy of Pediatrics National Children's Art Contest! Children are encouraged to submit original artwork inspired by the 2015 theme, "It's Fun to be Fit."

First-place winners will win a trip to Washington, DC to receive a $500 cash prize and up to $1,000 in travel-related expenses during a special presentation at the AAP National Conference & Exhibition on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015. The contest is open to children in three categories:

  1. Third through fifth graders
  2. Sixth through eighth graders
  3. Ninth through 12th graders

First and second place winners from each group will be selected. Second place winners will be awarded a $250 cash prize.

The six winners' schools will also be awarded with matching cash amounts. Children ages 13 to 18 years from outside the USA are also welcome to submit their works of art. One winner will be selected to receive a 500 USD prize, with a matching amount for their school or home school.

To enter the 2015 Children's Art Contest, children nationally and internationally should mail their original artwork to:

American Academy of Pediatrics
141 Northwest Point Boulevard
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

International entries may also be submitted via email to Deandra Galarde at

Entry forms and consent form must accompany each submission, along with the rules and regulations. Entries must be postmarked by August 31, 2015. Winners will be announced Fall 2015.

Help Spread the Word About the 2015 Children's Art Contest

Let parents and everyone at your school know about the Children's Art Contest by sharing this link, or by downloading and distributing this poster (see preview below).