Illustration by Ellie Schneider, 10, Burke, Virginia

Summer in Washington hasn’t been very sunny. Want to be the KidsPost’s weather forecaster and show us how wet this summer has been? Pull out your markers or colored pencils and show us what summer looks like. Yes, it can be sunny and hot, but it also can be rainy or cloudy. Summer can remind you of the beach, a rainbow after a rainy day, the pool or an afternoon at the park. Use your imagination. You can get your art published in the newspaper to inform readers what the day’s forecast looks like in Washington.

Bright colors work best. You can use whatever art supplies you have, but try to avoid leaving a lot of white space on the page. Be sure to include your full name, age (5 to 13) and hometown on the back of your artwork. We also need a note from a parent, guardian or teacher giving permission for your drawing to be used.

Pictures should be sent to Kids­Post, The Washington Post, 1301 K Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20071. Or have an adult fill out the form below and upload your artwork. (If you cannot see the form below, click here).