Art contest for kids

Art contest for kids

Do your kids like history, or have an artistic streak? They may want to try their hand at an art contest honoring Champaign's sesquicentennial.

Youths from preschool through high school who live in Champaign are invited to enter the contest recognizing Champaign’s 150 years of existence.

The Champaign 150th Youth Art Contest asks participants to create a visualization on the theme, “Honor Yesterday, Celebrate Today, Build Tomorrow.” Artwork can be traditional drawing, painting, photography, computer-generated or fiber art.

Selected artwork will be displayed at the Springer Cultural Center from Feb. 25 through March 18.

Winners in each category will receive a $50 savings bond. The grand prize winner will receive an additional $100 savings bond, and the design will be featured on a local billboard.

Artwork will be judged in the following age divisions:

  • Primary: Pre-K through second grade
  • Intermediate: Third through fifth grade
  • Middle School: Sixth through eighth grade
  • High School: Freshmen through seniors

The deadline is Feb. 16. All entries must be submitted between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Mellon Administration Building front desk, 703 S. New St., C.

Other guidelines and rules may be found on www.Champaign150.com. Contact Lauren Smith, Community Outreach Coordinator at Unit 4 Schools, at 351-3722 for questions.

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