Due to the closures of Colorado schools we have extended the Youth Art Contest deadline to Oct. 15, 2020 so all students can participate who planned to. Thank you to all students who have already entered. Great work!

Youth Art contest

"A Beautiful Sight"

Grades 1 - 12
Deadline: Oct. 15, 2020

A Beautiful Sight

The Colorado Optometric Association invites Colorado students grades 1-12 to submit 2D artwork for their first annual art competition. The 2020 competition encourages expressing the value of seeing the world with your eyes and is titled A Beautiful Sight.

Vision is a very important part of navigating the world especially for artists. Understanding the value of your eyes is the first step in taking care of them and keeping up on your own eye health. We encourage student artists to reflect upon the value of their own eyesight as they craft and create their 2D art submission. Download Contest Flyer! 

What do you appreciate about your ability to see? How do your eyes add value to your day? What beautiful and inspiring things do you see each day?

Submit your original 2D artwork that represents your interpretation of A Beautiful Sight. You can only submit one piece. Submissions are accepted digitally and must be clear and ready for use as a magazine cover. Please see full rules below. Artwork will be judged by a panel of Colorado influencers. The first-place winner’s artwork will be used as the cover of the August Viewpoints magazine. 


  • All students living in Colorado grades 1st-12th.
  • 2D artwork will be accepted that follows the established image requirements and includes: drawings, paintings, photography, mixed media or anything that can make a mark on a flat surface.
  • One entry per student (entry is free!)

Image Requirement

  • Artwork must be submitted as an 8.5" X 11" 300 dpi digital file in JPG, GIF or PNG formats. Formats not accepted: PSD, BMP, RAW or TIF file.
  • The submitted file must be the final version ready for use as a magazine cover.


  • Submission deadline is Oct. 15, 2020 at 11:59pm.
  • Winners will be notified by email on Nov. 16, 2020.
  • If your submission does not meet all of the requirements your entry will be disqualified.


Three students will win the Colorado Optometric Association’s Artist Award!

*If a student who is homeschooled wins, the school donation will go to their homeschool chapter, online school or donated to See the Future Fund who distributes scholarships for the blind and visually impaired.

Grade 9-12 winner prizes:

  • Apple iPad Pro 12.9 ($900 value)
  • $200 donated to the winner's school

Grade 6-8 winner prizes:

  • One year SketchBox Premium Subscription ($350 value)
  • $200 donated to winner's school

Grade 1-5 winner prizes:

  • 3 months of Green Kids Craft Subscription Box ($90 value)
  • $200 donated to winner's school

Enter Your Artwork Today!




"A beautiful sight"

Seeing the World with Your Eyes.
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