Show Me Art Coloring Book

GOAL: Missouri Art Education Association (MAEA) wants to showcase Missourian’s original artwork in their next Show Me Art Coloring Book.

PURPOSE: Have a chance to be a published artist, no matter your age. Submit an original line drawing entry for this contest. MAEA’s goal is to raise funds for a scholarship for a deserving senior in high school who has the aspiration of becoming a Missouri Visual Art Educator. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the coloring book will be used for the MAEA Future Visual Art Teacher Scholarship for Missouri graduates from high school.


Applicants must be a Missouri resident. All entries must be original and entirely created by the entrant. Avoid visual plagiarism and follow copyright laws. Each entrant may submit as many designs as they choose. Be sure all spelling is correct and your artwork will appeal to everyone of all ages. By entering the contest, you are consenting to, releasing rights, and allowing MAEA to use your image for print, advertising, publication, and profit to raise money for the MAEA Scholarship Fund.


  1. Create a line drawing to fit the theme “Why I love Missouri?” Subject matter open for interpretation and could a famous person, historical site, place you visit, or your favorite thing.

  2. Here are a few inspiration ideas:

      • Who is your favorite Missourian?

      • Where is your favorite place to explore in Missouri (museums, parks, festivals, caves, etc.)?

      • What is your favorite season in Missouri?

      • What makes your community special?

      • If you could design a Missouri coin, stamp, or mural, what would your draw?

  1. Lightly sketch your ideas to fill a 8.5 x 11” piece of white paper, preferably in portrait orientation. Next draw heavy lines or use a black marker to emphasis important lines and shapes in your drawing. Erase any unwanted lines or stray marks.

  2. Give your artwork a title.

  3. Write an artist statement describing your inspiration, process, or what you want the viewer to know about your artwork.

  4. Submit your artwork and entry online at or use the QR code for the entry form. Minors must have a legal parent or guardian submit for them or a parent signature release.

  5. EXTENDED DEADLINE: Entries must be submitted by December 1, 2021 Entries received after the deadline will be considered for the 3rd edition coloring book to be announced for a future date.

  6. Winners will be notified by email, or parent email if under 18.

  7. Winning entries will be printed into the 2nd edition of the MAEA Show Me Art Coloring Book and will be available for purchase on Amazon Kindle.

  8. By submitting artwork for this contest, artist, parents, and legal guardians must give MAEA full consent, and release all rights to the artwork in order for MAEA to print/publish, profit, advertise, and agree to indemnify MAEA, along with all those involved.

Any questions, please direct them to Kim Powell, MAEA President Elect,

Coloring Book Entry Form.pdf

Printable Entry Form/Info

Art Teachers: We suggest downloading and printing the entry form, have your students fill out the information , take home to obtain a parent signature if under 18, and then deliver, mail, or email all artwork release consent forms to MAEA President Elect.