The Press Democrat wants to engage and uplift students from kindergarten through high school by inviting them to create and share their original artwork. Along with several partnering organizations and supportive local businesses, we are launching an art contest for Sonoma-area children and teens called, “Brighter Days” and will invite local youth to submit images of their paintings, drawings or graphic designs based around this theme. ALL submissions will appear in an online art gallery at PressDemocrat.com so our entire community of readers can view and enjoy them.
Five Winners from Each Grade Grouping
Five winners will be selected from each of these four grade groups: TK – 2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12.
Each of the 20 winners will receive a $75 gift card from Mary’s Pizza Shack, and a certificate of Artistic Achievement.
Winners will have their art published in a special “Brighter Days” publication on Oct 11 in The Press Democrat.
The “Brighter Days” publication will also appear in the Sonoma Index-Tribune, and the Petaluma Argus-Courier. Some honorable mention entries may appear in the “Brighter Days” publication. Winners’ artwork will also be available for viewing in select merchant windows along Fourth Street in Santa Rosa.
- The minor entering must be a resident of Sonoma County
- Entries must be original artwork
- The art must be created using an 8.5 x 11 format
- Parent or adult guardian must fill out the entry form on behalf of their participating student, for each submission
- Parents may upload up to 3 submissions for each student
- The artwork should be inspired by the theme, “Brighter Days”
It’s up to the kids to interpret the theme and create their own vision!
Entries that do not follow the rules and guidelines, or are past deadline, will not be eligible.
The contest will begin on Wednesday September 9 and the deadline for entries is 5:00 pm PST on Friday, September 25, 2020.
Brighter Days Contest Rules: https://markwestcharter.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/rules090320.pdf
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