At U.S. Kids Magazines, we believe in encouraging children’s creativity and supporting our schools’ art programs. Art offers children a unique means of expression, capturing their passions and emotions and fostering the exploration of new ideas, subject matter, and cultures.

Each year, we invite readers and students from around the country to share their creative talents by entering our annual cover contest. The winning entry is featured on the front cover of Jack and Jill or Humpty Dumpty magazine, with second-, third-place, and Readers’ Choice winners’ art showcased inside the same issue. In addition, U.S. Kids also recognizes winners’ art departments and teachers with cash awards to help support their programs.

Top 10 Skills Children Learn from the Arts:

1. Creativity

2. Confidence

3. Problem-solving

4. Perseverance

5. Focus

6. Non-verbal communication

7. Receiving constructive feedback

8. Collaboration

9. Dedication

10. Accountability

Through this contest, U.S. Kids hopes to encourage young minds and those who teach them to continue creating wonderful art. “You can’t use up creativity,” writer Maya Angelou said. “The more you sue, the more you have.”

We look forward to the imaginative creations on this year’s theme: “My Imaginary Creature” — What does it look like? Where does it live? What unique abilities doe sit have? For contest rules and how to enter, CLICK HERE.