Thank A Beloved Teacher—And Win $1,000 From Crayola

Here’s a contest that appeals to little kids and big kids alike: Crayola has kicked off a student art contest for 10 winners to receive $1,000 to split with their most beloved teacher.

With teacher appreciation in mind, students are encouraged to enter the “Thank A Teacher” contest before August 25 by uploading photos of their handmade teacher thank-you notes.

Students can enter daily for a chance to score the weekly cash prize of $500 for themselves and $500 for their favorite teacher. Plus, each thank-you note means a chance to be selected as one of nine finalists to win a grand prize of $10,000 for a classroom makeover. One winning student’s note will also be featured on a box of Crayola crayons.

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Of course, there are rules (and your elementary student might be bummed): Students must be at least 13 years old to enter, and they must have their parent’s permission to enter if they’re under the age of 18.

They will also need to check with their teacher of choice to make sure it’s OK to thank them. (We have a feeling they won’t mind.)

Crayola is also using the contest to encourage students to get creative with other ways to thank teachers, including thanking a teacher on social media with #CrayolaThanks for a chance to be featured on the contest page.

The ultimate goal of the contest is to reach one million teacher thank-you notes, so that only means one thing: Time to break out the crayons.