Juried Children’s Art Competition

Aug 31 - Nov 18, 2023

  • Location: Online
  • Venue:

The well being of people, nature, and animals are inextricably linked together. Cheetahs play a key role in a healthy ecosystem. One of the ways that the Cheetah Conservation Fund helps cheetahs survive is by educating communities living alongside them, and developing programs that foster successful coexistence in the environment. CCF is looking for artwork that celebrates the amazing cheetah, with particular attention to showing the Cheetah in its natural habitat. Online exhibition only.

Categories: 6-9 years, 10-15 years

Entry Instructions:

Artists are invited to submit up to 2 works of original art.
There are 2 age categories: 6-9 years old and 10-15 years old.

  • All artwork must be 2-dimensional (on paper or canvas or other 2D surface). Artwork may be drawing, painting, collage in any medium. No sculpture or photography will be accepted.
  • All artwork must be original and created solely by the artist. CCF will not be responsible for copyright infringement. Make sure your artwork is original and not a copy of a photo/drawing/painting publicly displayed or without the permission of the copyright owner.
  • Work may be submitted by the artist or by the parent or guardian.
  • All artists will receive one year complimentary sponsorship for a cheetah.

Take a photograph or scan the artwork. Photos should only be of the artwork. We do not require photos of the artist. Please make sure there is no unnecessary background in your image as it will make it difficult for the jurors to see the artwork.
US$15.00 entry fee covers 2 artwork.

Instructions for Accepted Entrants

Deadline for Entries: November 18, 2023 at 11:59pm EST. Entries received after this date and time will not be accepted.
Award Notification: December 1, 2023 via email
Online Exhibition: December 4, 2023
Public Awards Announcement: December 4, 202

CCF will promote the exhibition online through press releases and email campaigns. The show will also be promoted through the local chapter’s social media and email accounts. Selected artworks not limited to could be used to create T-Shirt campaigns and as items for auctions to promote CCF and raise funds. Artists names will be included with any images used.


For each age category, the following awards will be presented:

  • Best in Show (selected by jurors)
  • 2 Honorable Mentions (selected by jurors)
  • 1 Cheetah’s Choice – a humorous CAT-egory (selected by CCF team).

The award recipients for Best in Show and Honorable Mentions will be utilized to create T-Shirt campaigns to promote and fundraise for CCF, in addition to a Save the Cheetah Bracelet. The Best in Show recipients will also receive a Puppy Sponsorship from our Livestock Guarding Dog program. The Cheetah’s Choice recipient will receive a Puppy Sponsorship.

All the award recipients’ artwork will be used during the 2023-2024 CCF campaign and online auctions at CCF discretion. Artists names will be included with any images used.

Jurors: Jean Hinkley and Lisa Winika

To enter artwork please visit https://www.entrythingy.com/d=cheetah.org
Complete all details and upload images of artwork.


Jean Hinkley

Jean Hinkley (she/her) is a resident of the City of Poughkeepsie, living on occupied
Munsee-Lenape lands. Since 2017, Jean has worked alongside the Education Department at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and works full time as the Assistant Director of Community-Engaged Learning at Vassar College. Jean’s work as an educator focuses on social justice education and creative exploration of our connection to place. Collaborating with artists and art spaces, Jean helps organize Poughkeepsie Open Studios to celebrate and uplift local artists. Jean has two adorable cats at home – Fennel & Ender – and is a lover of all animals, the cheetah especially!

Lisa Winika

Lisa Winika is a self taught artist who lives in Rhinebeck with her husband, Ted. She expresses her vision through diverse media and genre: drawing, painting, sculpting, photography, collage, and assemblage, abstract, surreal, conceptual, and visionary. She has become known for creating whimsical works with purpose and humor.

She is a polymath who brings a broad range of experience to bear on her art: a lifetime of spiritual seeking, 35 years of meditative practice and mystical experience; studies in Vedanta, healing, pathology, biology, quantum physics, and literature; work with the mentally ill and physically frail; travels in India; love of nature, gardening, hiking, kayaking; exploration of abandoned places. She works as a healer and interfaith minister and considers her art an extension of her spiritual life.

Lisa was a founding member of Rhinebeck Fine Art and the Gallery at Rhinebeck and an owner of Queen City 15 Gallery in Poughkeepsie.

Artist's Instagram


All artwork will be shown in the online web gallery, and, if feasible, in a video presentation of the artwork on social media.


CCF will promote the exhibition online through press releases and email campaigns. The show will also be promoted through the local chapter’s social media and email accounts. Winning artworks will be used to create T-Shirt campaigns to promote CCF and raise funds. Artists names will be included with any images used.


By entering artwork into the competition you are granting permission for CCF to use the artwork in any form. We may require winning artwork to be sent to us, so it can be professionally photographed for reproduction purposes. By entering, you give consent for CCF to reproduce artwork and agree not to hold CCF responsible for any unauthorized use or photography.

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