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Current Contest

  • Drop the Art

    For this month's contest, drop some paint (or ketchup, or anything else you like) onto a paper to make some splashy shapes. Then find the pictures hiding in the drops! Use a pen or pencil to add legs or eyes or spines to turn them into something fun. Is that blob an elephant's body? An alien spaceship? A dire dragon?

    Contest Rules:
    1. Your contest entry must be your very own work. Ideas and words should not be copied.
    2. Be sure to include your name, age, and full address on your entry.
    3. Only one entry per person, please.
    4. If you want your work returned, enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
    5. Your entry must be signed or emailed by a parent or legal guardian, saying it’s your own work and that no one helped you. For information on the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, you or an adult can visit the Policy page at
    6. Mailed entries must be postmarked by September 30, 2014. We will publish the winning entries in an upcoming issue of Ask.
    7. Email scanned artwork (PDF, jpeg, or other standard file type) to, or mail to: Ask Contest, 70 East Lake St., Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60601. No faxes, please.

    Send your pictures to:


    P.0. Box 300

    Peru, IL 61354