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Cartoon Portrait: Learn, Create, and Enter to Win with KQED

KQED Art School Contest
KQED Art School Contest

OK artists and artist wannabes! If you are aged 13 or over, you can enter the KQED Art School Contest for a chance to win a colorful, eye-catching cartoon from a well-regarded artist. And it's a chance to put your social media skills to work. Draw a cartoon portrait of your favorite person or historical figure and enter to win a signed painting by Sirron Norris, an acclaimed muralist and artist in the Mission District in San Francisco.

After you create your cartoon portrait, send a link to an image of your drawing that is hosted on Flickr or Instagram via Twitter with the hashtag #KQEDArtContest. You can also enter by sending a link through email to with "Art School Contest" in the subject line. Be sure to include your hometown and state and a one sentence description of the person you are depicting in your cartoon portrait.

All entries should be inspired in some way by Sirron Norris's video demonstrations of drawing cartoon on the KQED site. Entries must be submitted by Monday, March 31, 2014 at 11:59 pm.

Norris will select the winning artwork, and the winner will be featured in an article on and will receive a signed piece of artwork from Norris.