Design-a-Dino Contest 

HAVE YOU EVER WANTED TO INVENT A BRAND-NEW DINOSAUR? HERE’S YOUR CHANCE! 

- Draw a dinosaur of your own design on 8.5” x 11” paper 

- Name and describe it on a separate sheet of paper, not to exceed 500 words. 

A parent/legal guardian must submit their child’s drawing, description, and this entry form

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Contest begins on May 1, 2022 at 8 a.m. ET and ends on September 30, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Contest is open to legal residents of the 50 united states and the District of Columbia who are at least 18 years of age or the age of majority in their jurisdiction of primary residence (whichever is older) and have children between the ages of 6-12 at the time of entry. ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST BE MAILED IN BY THE PARENT/LEGAL GUARDIAN OF AN ENTRANT. See Official Rules at natgeokids.com/dinomania for complete details. Void where prohibited. Sponsored by National Geographic Partners, LLC, 1145 17th St., NW, Washington, DC 20036. 

Check out last year's winners

You won’t catch these creatures in a museum! For our Design-a-Dino contest, Nat Geo Kids readers imagined cool new dinosaurs.

Flip through the galleries below to see the artwork and dinosaur descriptions from the winner and runners-up. 

Winning entry

By Manthan D.
By Manthan D.

Runners-up

By Eliza K.
By Eliza K.

More runners-up

By Race O.
By Race O.

More dinos

Letter Predator
Dinosaur
Dinosaurs