Appreciating Great Art

3 Reasons You Should Involve Your Artistic Child In Art Contests

If you have a child that shows any type of interest in art, then it is a great idea to involve them in art contests. There are generally art contests offered through most communities and schools, with children of all ages having the opportunity to submit their work. Your child will also likely be competing against children who are close in age to them, so they have no need to feel intimidated by children who are much older and potentially more skilled than them. This article will discuss 3 reasons why you should involve your artistic child in art contests.

It Motivates Them To Exercise Their Talent

For a child, it sometimes takes a little extra push for them to do something. This may be true of your child and practicing their artistic abilities. They may have a natural talent to paint and they may enjoy it, but they still may need a bit of encouraging to actually do it. Entering an art contest is a great motivator for them to get to work. This is true not only because they need to have one or more pieces to enter into the contest, but also because they are going to want to practice enough so that their pieces look great. Your child will also likely realize that the more time spent on a project, the more detail it is likely going to have and the better it is going to look. 

They Will Be Rewarded For Their Skills

The hours that your child spends painting, sculpting, drawing, etc., will not be wasted at all because they will be rewarded for their skills. Art contests have judges that come around and judge all of the different pieces that are entered. This gives your child the opportunity to not only win within their age group, but also to win some overall prizes for their art. These prizes are generally going to be things that kids will love and will once again motivate your child to continue to work on their artistic abilities. Even if they don't happen to win at first, seeing the prizes can encourage them to work harder. 

It Allows Others To See And Praise Their Work 

Sometimes a child has a gift for art, but they aren't sure what others are going to think of their work. Entering your child's work into an art contest gives your child the opportunity to show off their artwork for others to see. They will likely receive some much needed praise, from someone other than their parent, that will boost their confidence in their artistic abilities and help them to realize that they really do have a talent.