2017 Art Contest

Winner Announcement!

After much deliberation by CPW staff the votes are in and we finally have our…

Winners Announcement2017

We had over 200 student submissions this year and it was tough to pick only a few to win. This years winners along with many other students artwork are on display at 3 Cabela’s locations across the state: Grand Junction, Thornton and Lone Tree until Friday, June 2nd

CPW staff and the SOLE team would like to thank all the students for sharing their creativity and showing us how they explore Colorado’s great outdoors with their families!

Lastly, we would like to thank our teachers who were instrumental in making this year’s Art Contest a success by providing their students with materials to make their artwork and sending that artwork to us!

Finalist Announcement!

Finalist Announcement

Over 200 students submitted art work for this year’s contest!

Above are the 18 students that were selected as Finalists!

This week we will be conducing an intensive voting process to determine the Winners!

2017 SOLE Student Art Contest

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Contest Guidelines

Families Exploring Colorado’s Great Outdoors Together

SOLE’s mission is to connect kids to the outdoors…so GET OUTSIDE with your family and create art that reflects your experience.

Students can submit original artwork that reflects Colorado wildlife, landscapes, and how they like spending time outdoors with their family.

View last year’s finalists here.


Must be postmarked by Friday, April 7th.


11 x 17 inches or 17 x 11 inches


Grand Prize winners will receive an annual State Parks pass! Finalists will receive fantastic outdoor prizes.

Finalists will also have their artwork on temporary display at a participating Cabela’s location and on permanent display at the Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s headquarters office in Denver. In addition, they will receive a Certificate of Recognition and have their work showcased on SOLE media sites.

Submission Rules

-One entry per student
-Must be original artwork created by student
-Write student’s name, age, grade, school, teacher, & contact number on completed submission form.
-Accepted mediums include: paint, colored pencils, crayon, markers, water color, charcoal, pastels, mixed media, and photography. Be creative!
-Must be a participating SOLE school
Special note: Entries become the property of Colorado Parks and Wildlife and cannot be returned

Not Accepted:
-Artwork that features non-Colorado related wildlife or landscapes
-Art that displays names of commercial products, companies, or organizations
-Entries that are matted, mounted, laminated, framed, or folded

Submissions can be made in person or by mail to:

Colorado Parks and Wildlife
c/o: Taylor Ruffin
6060 Broadway
Denver, CO 80216


If you have questions, please contact:

Taylor Ruffin
SOLE Educator
(303) 291-7120