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Green Living Expo Announces Children's Art Contest for Grades 3-12

The 4th Green Living Expo on May 8th will feature a Children’s Art Contest.  The contest is open to children in grades 3-12.  Entries are due on Friday, April 23.  The winning entries will be displayed at the Expo at Riversprings Middle School in Crawfordville on Saturday, May 8th.

Artwork should show: 1) a natural landscape, or 2) ways to help the environment.  The choices of medium may include scratchboard, acrylic paint, watercolor, chalk, charcoal, crayon, graphite, color pencil, linoleum or wood block printing, or collage. Color is preferred.  Photographs and computer-generated artwork will not be accepted.

{sidebar id=1}Entries will be divided into three age groups for judging: Grades 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. Only one entry per child will be accepted.

Three professional artists will judge the contest.  The entered artwork will be judged on creativity, originality, and adherence to the contest rules.   All contestants will receive a certificate of participation.

Three first place winners will win $10 in cash, their art will be displayed at the 2010 Green Living Expo, and photos of their winning entries will appear in The Wakulla News.  The Green Living Expo will display the winners of the second place and honorable mention awards for each of the three age groups as well.

All entries must be 8.5" x 11", horizontal in format, not more than ¼ inch in thickness, and without a mat, frame, cover sheet, or border. The contestant’s name, mailing address, phone number and/or e-mail address, name of the school they attend, and the title of the artwork should appear on the back of the entry.  No lettering, signatures, or initials may appear on the front or the entry will be disqualified.

Mail entries to:  Samiri Hernández-Hiraldo, 16 Cardinal Court, Crawfordville FL 32327.  Entries must be postmarked by Friday, April 23.  Entries may also be dropped off at the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Office, 84 Cedar Avenue in Crawfordville, attention Shelley Swenson.

After May 8th, entries will be returned to those contestants who submitted a properly sized, stamped, self-addressed return envelope.  Send a cushioned envelope if needed to protect the art.

This information originally published on March 23, 2010.

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