Congrats to our November winner!
Surya, 7 y.o., AZ

November honorable mention!
Kaytana, 10 y.o., NE

Congrats to our October winner!
Henry, 10 y.o., IL

October honorable mention!
Judy, 6th grade, ND

Four Funny Months

Art Contest

Ages 7-12
Oct., Nov. Dec. 2020
Jan. 2021

Prize: $50 eGift Card
(each month)

That’s right, Kids.
I want to see and display your funny, silly, goofy art!

Make me giggle.
Have me chuckle.
Force me to laugh out loud.

You see, I just finished making the book FUNNY SHORTS. Getting to see the comical art creations from my illustrator Jeremy Manning was awesome. Also, I’ve spent a lot of time in schools, and one of my favorite things to see is the creative kid-art on display. So, I’ve decided to form this opportunity to see and share more funny artwork. It’s free to enter.

All you have to do is turn something with a funny theme into art- a drawing, painting, sculpture. Then have a grown up send me a photo of your art, along with their permission. I’ll display all serious entries and then pick a winner each month.

Take your time. Be neat. Be original. And be funny.

Keep in mind that the prize is intended to motivate entries, but the contest is ultimately a celebration of all participants’ creative artwork.
Yay, creativity!



1st Month, October 26th
2nd Month, November 23rd
3rd Month, December 21st
4th Month, January 25th

1st MonthHenry, 10 y.o., IL
2nd Month, Surya, AZ
3rd Month, December 23rd
4th Month, January 27th

Email an attached photo of your child’s art to
Make sure to put “ART CONTEST” in the subject line.
Include the following in the body of the email.

Four Funny Months Art Contest Entry
Child’s First Name and age:
Parent/ guardian’s name:
Parent/ guardian’s phone:
Permission verification: Yes, I give my child permission to enter the Four Funny Months Art Contest. I have read and agree to the Four Funny Months Art Contest Official Rules and Terms and Conditions.

*I’m not set up for BULK digital, school submissions,
but I am open to teachers narrowing entries to 2 or 3 per class. 
I am open to snailmail school submissions in bulk. Email me for a mailing address.

Email attached photos of the art to
Make sure to put “ART CONTEST” in the subject line.
Include the following in the body of the email.

Four Funny Months Art Contest Entry
Teacher Name:
School Name:
Grade Level:
Student First Name(s) 
and age
Permission verification: Yes, parental permission is given to our school for the use of attached student work for the Four Funny Months Art Contest. I have read and agree to the Four Funny Months Art Contest Official Rules and Terms and Conditions. (NOTE: If your school has received parental internet permission, then students are eligible without a new permission slip.)  


  1. Create an original character or scene. Famous and copyrighted cartoons, people, or characters cannot be displayed. And no tracing.

  2. Be funny but not mean. Any artwork deemed too violent, bullying related, or otherwise inappropriate will be disqualified and not displayed.

  3. One entry per month is allowed. Previous months’ winners are not eligible for prize.

  4. Submit a photograph of the artwork only. The photograph should not include the artist.

  5. Submit before midnight of the deadline.

  6. Children ages seven to twelve are eligible.

  7. Only residents of the United States are eligible for the prize. Entries from other locations may be displayed but are not eligible for the prize.

  8. The rights to the art remains yours, but you grant Michael Wayne and Shorty Pants Books permission to display your work for the purposes of the contest and connected promotions.

  9. Submission of your art constitutes your agreement to the FOUR FUNNY MONTHS Art Contest Terms and Conditions.


  1. The FOUR FUNNY MONTHS Art Contest is free to enter. No purchase of anything is necessary. There are also NO requirements to share with eighty-five friends or join ten social media groups.

  2. The FOUR FUNNY MONTHS Art Contest will be held October – January with the following midnight (CST) deadlines: 1st Month October 26th, 2020, 2nd Month November 23rd, 2020, 3rd Month December 21st, 2020, 4th Month January 25th, 2020.

  3. Artwork should be original, previously unpublished, and not contain depictions of copyrighted material from other sources. It is awesome that you like to draw your favorite movie and video game characters. It just isn’t allowed for a contest entry. Any artwork that infringes on another person’s or entity’s rights will be disqualified from display and prize entry.

  4. The artwork must be created by individuals ages seven through twelve at the time of entry who reside in the United States of America.

  5. Participants must have guardian permission and supervision for the email entry. They must share the participants name and age. In addition, the guardian’s name, email, state/province, country, and permission verification must be shared. This info will not be shared, and will only be used for contest eligibility and prize contact. 

  6. No new artwork, updated versions, or substitutions will be allowed once the initial entry is submitted.

  7. By entering the FOUR FUNNY MONTHS Art Contest, the guardian is consenting to the use of the participants name, age, and artwork by Michael Wayne and Shorty Pants Books on the webpage and in any connected promotional material without further notice or compensation.

  8. Keep in mind that the prize is intended to motivate entries and participants, but the contest is ultimately a celebration of all participants’ funny artwork.

  9. The FOUR FUNNY MONTHS Art Contest will be judged by Michael Wayne. He appreciates all of your hard work even if you are not the winner. He will narrow entries by admiring the funniest concepts first, and then narrowing those to the art that has been most carefully completed. All rulings are final and without appeal in all matters related to this contest and the awarding of prizes.

  10. The prize will be a $50 Gift Card sent via email to a single winner per month (four separate winners for the specified four separate months).

  11. Michael Wayne assumes no responsibility for lost, stolen, delayed, damaged, illegible, incomplete, garbled or misdirected entries or entries that do not conform to the contest rules or for any problems or technical malfunction or any combination thereof including any injury or damage to an entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to any material in the contest.

  12. Upon entry, the guardian’s contact information may be added to Michael Wayne’s and his Shorty Pants Books’ email marketing list. This list is never shared, sold, or rented. You will only receive contest and book-related announcements.

  13. By entering this contest, entrants agree to release and hold harmless Michael Wayne and Shorty Pants Books, and their respective employees, officers, directors, agents, representatives, successors, assigns, advertising and promotional agencies from any liability for any loss or damage of any kind to the entrant or any other person in connection with this contest or participation in any contest related activities, including but not limited to the use or misuse of a prize or any portion of a prize including personal injury, death or property damage.

  14. Michael Wayne reserves the right, in his sole discretion, to modify, cancel or suspend the FOUR FUNNY MONTHS Art Contest should external circumstances arise which are beyond his reasonable control. Michael Wayne is not responsible for any errors or omissions in printing or advertising this contest. Michael Wayne reserves the right to cancel, amend, modify or terminate this contest or the rules at any time in his sole discretion and without notice.

  15. Entrants must comply with these terms and rules, and will be deemed to have received and understood the terms and rules if they participate in the FOUR FUNNY MONTHS Art Contest.