More than $1400.00 in prize money will be awarded in three divisions: high school, college and open. Residents of McMinn, Meigs, Monroe, Polk, and Bradley counties are invited to participate by entering artworks.
Sponsors include Keep McMinn Beautiful, Citizens National Bank, Athens Regional Medical Center, Top Notch Printing Company, Mitchell and Becky Bryant and Seaton Enterprises.
At least 70 percent of the materials used in the creation of the artworks must be recycled/ reused/repurposed. There are size limitations for indoor display and larger works may be submitted (with prior approval) for outdoor display if weather-resistant.
The competition is open to anyone regardless of artistic experience or expertise and everyone is encouraged to participate. There are many resources on the internet and books in your library that can help spur your imagination.
The competition’s three divisions are: high school (9- to 12- grade students in the designated counties), college (students attending any college in the five- county area or students who are residents, but attend college elsewhere), and the open division (for any other adult resident of the designated counties).
There will be a first-, second-, and third-place cash prize awarded in each division as well as a Best in Show award and a People’s Choice Award.
The Wesley Lynn Henderson, Jr. Memorial Creativity Award, sponsored by Toneeke Henderson will also be given to an entrant who shows exceptional use of materials. Non-cash honorable mentions will also be awarded.
For more information and a formal prospectus with entry forms, downloadable in pdf format, go to www.athensartscouncil.org or call (423) 745-8781.
The prospectus is also available from high school and college visual art instructors in the designated counties.
For more information or directions, go to www.athensartscouncil.org or call 423-745-8781.