The First Annual YardKit Art Contest

Calling all kids! Draw Your Dream Yard for a chance to win $300 in outdoor prizes. 


What would you put in your backyard if it could include all of your favorite things? Draw your imaginary dream yard, describing the features your yard would include, for a chance to win $300 in awards and prizes. 

For adults, this is the perfect chance to talk about the environment with little ones — practicing spatial understanding, artistic expression, and writing skills in the process. 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 11:59PM PST Friday, December 15th. We'll announce winners on January 5th.

Optional Drawing Page    /    Download Contest Poster    /    Download 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