Click here to download Official Contest Coloring Sheet
 
 

As a child, did you ever draw dinosaurs and wonder what they would look like in real life? Now, the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary will bring these childhood dreams to life through our 2nd Annual Design-a-Dino Coloring Contest. As the Heard prepares for the 12th anniversary of the Dinosaurs Live! exhibit, children ages 12 and under will have the opportunity to submit their own original designs for a chance to have their artwork replicated through a custom paint job on one of this year’s exhibit dinosaurs—the Megalosaurus. The winning artist and two runner-ups will also receive prizes. 

Contest rules

  • The contest is now open for submissions and will end at 5 p.m. CST on July 31, 2017. All submissions must arrive at the Heard (or online) by 5 p.m. CST on August 5th.
  • Open to all legal U.S. Residents who are 12 years of age or younger as of the date of entry. Void wherever prohibited by law. Each participant may only submit one entry; however, multiple entries are allowed per household.  
  • By participating, entrants agree to be bound by the official rules and decisions of the sponsor.
  • To enter: 
    • During the submission period
      • Download and print a copy of the official coloring page/entry form (“Coloring Page”) from this page
      • Or, pick up a copy from the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary front desk during regular operating hours.
    • Entries can be submitted (before the deadline) in ONE the following ways (please do not submit through multiple methods): 
      1. Through the official contest submission form. This form will be available during the submission period by clicking here. All photos must be posted as JPEGs.
      2. During the submission period, post a photo of the completed coloring sheet to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and include the hashtag #designadino (please do not tag other photos with this hashtag). Make sure that your post is public or we won't be able to view it.
      3. By Email: Scan and email the Coloring Page as an attachment (JPEG only) to info@heardmuseum.org, using “Coloring Contest” in the subject line. 
        • Please allow several business days for processing.
        • In the email, you must include:  
          • The participant’s complete name 
          • Date of birth (for age verification) 
          • Phone number
          • Parent/Guardian’s email address 
          • Parent or guardian must acknowledge child's permission to participate in the contest  
          • Failure to provide requested information will result in disqualification 
      4. Drop off at Heard: Deliver completed Coloring Pages to the front desk of Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary at 1 Nature Place, McKinney, Texas 75069 during regular business hours.  
          Please allow several business days for processing.
        • The Coloring Page must include:  
          • The participant’s complete name 
          • Date of birth (for age verification) 
          • Phone number
          • Parent/Guardian’s email address 
          • Parent or guardian’s signature acknowledging permission to participate in the contest  
          • Failure to provide requested information will result in disqualification 
      5. By Mail: Mail completed Coloring Page in a hand-addressed, business-size envelope, postage paid to: Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, Attn: Design-a-Dino, 1 Nature Place, McKinney, Texas 75069. Mail in entries must be delivered by deadline.  
        • Please allow several business days for processing.
        • The Coloring Page must include:  
          • The participant’s complete name 
          • Date of birth (for age verification) 
          • Phone number
          • Parent/Guardian’s email address 
          • Parent or guardian’s signature acknowledging permission to participate in the contest  
          • Failure to provide requested information will result in disqualification 
    • Any hand-drawn medium may be used to color the Coloring Page. No digital modifications will be allowed. Illegible and incomplete entries will be disqualified.
    • Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary is not responsible for lost, late, mutilated, postage due, or mislabeled entries. All entries will become property of the Heard Museum upon receipt and will not be returned.

Click here to download official coloring sheet

  • Winner Selection:
    • During the submission period, participants are encouraged to get friends and family to vote for their artwork.
    • Votes can be cast in the contest gallery, or by way of likes and/or comments on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
    • After the submission deadline, three judges chosen by Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary will choose the winning drawing from the top ten drawings that have received the most votes, likes or comments. 
    • Decisions of these three judges will be final. The odds of winning will depend on the number of entries received. 
  • On or around August 15, 2017, Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary will notify the potential winner by email. If a potential winner does not respond within 2 days after the first attempted contact from the Heard Museum, he or she will be disqualified. The prize will then be awarded to the next runner up. The winner’s parent or guardian may be required to return a release of liability and a publicity release before the prizes are awarded. Acceptance of any prize constitutes permission to the Heard Museum to use the winner’s name, voice, statements, image and likeness for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.