Kids! Draw Your Dream Yard
to win the YardKit Art Contest


The First Annual YardKit Art Contest

Thank you for making the contest a success!  


The 2017 Contest is now closed. We received hundreds of incredible entries from 29 countries. The talent and imagination of the kids in your lives astounds us! We love the creative ideas for enjoying outdoor spaces, whether they're cupcake gardens, treehouse movie projectors, flower-wrapped climbing walls, Batman racetracks, sustainable energy generators, or zombie catchers



These activities are the perfect chance to talk about the environment with little ones — practicing spatial understanding, artistic expression, and writing skills in the process. Check back for information on the 2018 contest, coming this fall!

2017 Contest Poster    /    2017 Drawing Page    /    2017 K-7 Lesson Plan and Visual Aid



A panel of talented artists, educators, and landscape architects will be selecting one winner from each age category (7 + under, and 8-12 years old). They'll be looking for creativity and artistic clarity in the winning submissions. 

Constance Anderson, artist and author of Smelling Sunshine and A Stick Until,

Brian Chambers, landscape architect and urban designer with Perkins+Will

Erika Huddleston, landscape artist and educator,

Ewan Webster, fun-loving 10-year-old



Our four jurors will select a Grand Prize winner from each age group. Winners will receive an award certificate, recognition on the YardKit website and social media, and their choice from the prize collections below. Plus, because we love presents, we're also giving a surprise gift to an entry drawn randomly, just for participating. 

Parents and caregivers will receive a 15% discount coupon for a YardKit purchase with each submission.

7 +  U N D E R

Grand Prize:  Choice of 'A Backyard Campout' or 'An Imagination Safari' collection (valued at $150)
Runner Up:  Award Certificate and online feature


Camp Cook Kit / Kids + Doll Sleeping Bags / Walkie Talkies / Teepee / Camping Book Classics / Starry Night Lantern


Imaginary Animal Activity Books / Scooter / Safari Hat, Backpack, + Canteen / Unicorn Net / Dinosaurs

8   T O   1 2

Grand Prize:  Choice of 'Catch Some Air' or 'Light Up the Night' collection (valued at $150)
Runner Up:  Award Certificate and online feature


Web Swing / Hover Ball / Sumo Bumper Balls / Pogo Stick / Slackline Set


LED Sky Board / LED Bean Bag Toss / Light-Up Hula Hoop / Glow Chalk + Bike Trail Kit 


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