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Kids! Draw Your Mars Yard
to win the 2nd Annual YardKit Design Contest

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The Second Annual YardKit Art Contest

Design Your Dream Yard — ON MARS!
for a chance to win $300 in outdoor prizes. 

How would you create a self-sustaining biome in your Martian backyard? Draw your imaginary dream ecosystem for a chance to win $300 in awards and prizes. 

This STEM/STEAM-based lesson is the perfect chance to talk about the environment with little ones. Learn about ecosystems, practice spatial understanding, and enjoy artistic expression. We even have a lesson plan for educators! Open worldwide, one form per entry, one entry per child. Entries can be submitted below and must be received by 11:59 PM PST Friday, March 15th. We'll announce winners on April 5th.

Free Classroom Resources:

K-7 Lesson Plan / Drawing Page / AutoCAD File / Contest Poster



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. 

To be confirmed (SpaceX or Aeronautical Engineer)

To be confirmed (Landscape Architect specializing in computational response)

To be confirmed (Educator or Artist with special focus on space)

To be confirmed (an elementary school-aged aspiring astronaut)



Our 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. Parents and caregivers will receive a 15% discount coupon for a custom landscape design with each submission.

7 +  U N D E R

Grand Prize:  Choice of 'Solar System Explorer' or 'Sleepover on the Final Frontier' collection (valued at $150)
Runner Up:  Award Certificate and online feature


8 - 12  Y E A R S O L D

Grand Prize:  Choice of 'T-0 to Launch' or 'Anti-Gravity Agility' collection (valued at $150)
Runner Up:  Award Certificate and online feature