K12 wants to give you a chance to share your adventurous side by participating in this year’s annual Art Contest. Whether your idea of excitement is rock climbing across the world or reading a book about creatures in a far-off galaxy, we want to know more about the adventures you can imagine.

Choose the adventure. Choose the art medium. Choose to share.

Then, we choose the winners.

Students in kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to participate and are encouraged to submit as many entries as they'd like.

Prizes will be awarded to the top three winners from each grade level and an overall Best-in-Show winner. See the official rules for details.

Stuck getting started? Here are some creativity prompts to get the adventurous ideas started!

1. Explore Something New—Imagine you’re an explorer. What are you up to?
2. Travel the Globe—Imagine you could travel anywhere. Where would you go?
3. Design a Superhero—Imagine you’re a superhero? What does your day look like?

NOTE: If your child is not 13 years of age, a parent can submit on their behalf. Enter the student's name, the parent's date of birth (DOB), and agree to the Terms and Conditions below to confirm that you are abiding by these rules. 

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