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Kids Calendar Art Contest


Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) is pleased to present its 6th Annual Kids Calendar Art Contest. CTMC invites children 4-18 to create artwork for a 2020 Calendar. This special keepsake calendar will celebrate healthy living by focusing on eight great principles for living life to the fullest.

All entries are free and open to the community. Entries can be made from any medium, including pastel, oil pastels, pen, pencil, charcoal, acrylics, watercolor, oils, mixed media and digital media. Click on the link below for contest guidelines, prize information, Entry/Parental Release form and more details.

Art entries can be turned in now until September 22, 2019 11:59 P.M. Entries can be dropped off in the "Art Contest Drop-off Box" placed at the CREATION Health Institute Resource Center located in the main lobby of Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC), 1301 Wonder World Drive, San Marcos, TX, 78666. We welcome you to invite your friends, family and any contacts to participate in this contest. We appreciate your help and look forward to the entries. For more information call the CREATION Health Institute at 512.753.3818.

2020 Calendar: ART Entry DEADLINE September 22, 2019 11:59 P.M.

2019 Calendar winners!

2018 Calendar winners!

2017 Calendar winners!

2015 Calendar winners!

Calendar Art Contest Categories and Ideas

The CREATION Health principles are designed to help reach whole-person health mentally, physically, spiritually and socially. Each letter in the word CREATION describes one of the eight principles that helps you live life to the fullest. All entries must relate to one of the words within our acronym CREATION. Choose and illustrate one of the eight CREATION Health principles: Choice, Rest, Environment, Activity, Trust, Interpersonal Relationships, Outlook or Nutrition. Each entry should represent what that word means to the contestant.


Choice is the first step toward a healthy life. Good choices may include playing outside with your friends, reading a book, choosing a healthy snack, spending time with your family and having a positive attitude.


Rest is both a good night’s sleep and taking time to relax during the day from homework, sports, chores and video games. We all deserve time to be free from these daily events. Remember to take a break away from your everyday activities.


Environment is all around us and affects what happens inside of us. Everything that affects our senses--sight, smell, sound, touch and taste--influences us for the better or worse.


Activity includes not only physical activity but exercising our brains as well. The best kind of physical activity, like a walk in a park with friends, also enhances the mind, spirit and friendships.


Our faith, beliefs and hopes affect our health. Trusting in your higher power is important to living a healthy life. When things are good or bad, your faith will always guide you. Hope keeps you motivated and inspires you to reach for your dreams.


Interpersonal relationships are important to your health and happiness. These relationships include family, friends and neighbors. Choosing a good group of friends can help you stay positive and healthy.


Outlook is a gift you give to yourself. A positive attitude shapes how you view the world and the people in it. It’s the way you behave, the way you treat others and the way you treat yourself.


Nutrition is the fuel that drives your whole body. Choosing to eat a healthy snack instead of junk food can help your body grow strong.

Kids Art Calendar Artist Reception

All winning contestants and their families will be invited to the CREATION Health Artist Reception to be held in the fall at Central Texas Medical Center. Parents of the winners will be notified by phone and/or email indicating their art is featured in the calendar. Placements will be announced at the reception in November.

Are you part of a childcare facility, a camp coordinator, church group, school, community organization or just love art?

We’re asking for your help spreading the word to our local and surrounding area children and students to participate in this rewarding event. If you're interested in going the extra mile, we can provide Art Contest posters and enough contest entry forms for each child. Arrangements can also be made for large quantity entry pickups at your location. Please contact Sonia Martinez, CTMC Wellness Operations Coordinator for the CREATION Health Institute, at 512.753.3676 or by email at for more information. 


Central Texas Medical Center
1301 Wonder World Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666