Kids Art Contest to Spread Optimism, Help Kids in Need

Three grand prize winners will be awarded a $2,000 scholarship
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Concerned that all of the negative news is hurting your kids’ psyches? Why not give them a project that focuses on what’s good in the world? The Life is Good® brand on Monday launched its first T-shirt art contest for kids, encouraging them to hand draw what makes life good for them, in an effort designed to spread optimism.

The contest is open to kids ages 3-12 and for each entry received, Life is Good® will donate $1 to help kids in need. Plus, three grand prize winners will have their drawing featured on Life is Good T-shirts (with net profits donated to support kids in need) and be awarded a $2,000 scholarship and a three-month My Gym membership as part of the prize package.

“The world today can be an intense, complex and challenging place — but as humans we have a choice to focus on what’s right in our lives rather than what’s wrong,” says Chief Creative Optimist and Life is Good co-founder John Jacobs. “The amazing thing about young kids is this comes naturally to them. Our goal with this contest is to celebrate and inspire that raw sense of optimism, to remind people of the simple things that make life good, while also raising money to help kids overcome poverty, violence and illness.”

The contest runs through April 29, and here’s how it works. Kids create their drawing, then ask their parent (or legal guardian) to scan it or snap a photo of it to share it on Instagram using #LifeisGoodbecause or to submit it online through

The official Life is Good Team will review all original art submitted, which will also be shared in an ever-growing gallery of inspiration at For more contest details and information visit

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