Name: Draw Your Object! An Exhibition Art Contest
Location: Virtual
Time: 03/07/2021 5:00 PM
Duration: 30 minutes

Be inspired by our newest exhibition, 101 Objects: The Collection, and share an object that you hold dear!

Humans collect objects throughout our lives that have a special meaning to us. We want to see and hear about your objects with a new draw contest! It’s simple, draw your favorite object using whatever materials you have available and tell us the object’s story in a paragraph or less. Ages 18 and under are eligible to enter. Register online at the link below. All submissions are due by 5 pm Sunday, March 7, 2021*.

The contest will have one winner from each age group and an overall grand prize winner. One or more members of the Peoria Riverfront Museum’s curatorial staff will serve as the contest’s judges. Winners will be asked to bring their works into the Museum for display. All the pieces will be displayed at the Peoria Riverfront Museum.

5 and under

*Subject to change due to COVID-19

$5 submission fee per entry. 

If submitting as a school classroom or homeschool group, email to register without a fee and receive a Dropbox link to upload images.

One entry per person. Once entered, email a photograph of the drawing, a photo of the object, and your story of the object to Artists may get assistance writing their story by telling their story to the person assisting them with the submission. All entries must have the following info completed and turned in digitally to be accepted. Physical submissions will not be accepted, please do not mail a physical copy to the Peoria Riverfront Museum.

Participant First & Last Name
Address (street, city, state, postal code, country)
Phone Number
E-mail address
Title of Work
A paragraph or less telling the story of the drawing of your piece (Artists that cannot write may dictate their story to the person assisting them with the submission)


Drawings must be original, authentic, unpublished, the sole property and work of the entrant, and not previously submitted in any other contest. Drawings must be 11 x 14 inches or smaller to qualify. Drawing may be in any medium on paper, crayon, pen, pencil, colored pencil, marker, etc.

The grand champion and winners from each age category will win two tickets to be used at any educational film shown in the Giant Screen Theater. The grand champion will also receive a $10 Museum Store gift card.


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