Art Contest For Kids

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Art Contest For Kids
Celebrating 25 years publishing Valley Living!

Theme: “What I Like About Living in The Shenandoah Valley”
Who: Children ages 4-12 who love to draw, color, paint, make collages and more!
Contest to be judged in three different age categories (4-6, 7-9 and 10-12), and winners announced with the winner’s artwork published in the Summer issue of Valley Living.

art contest prizeOne overall Grand prize Winner: An engaging Kids Activity Set donated by, an online meal scheduling tool and service.
First prize for each category: A supply of decorative paper, artfoam, thick cardboard and special markers—all sure to help keep a budding artist busy for days.
Second prize for each category: Box of age appropriate markers.

1. Entry should be created on either 8 ½ x 11 or 9 x 12 paper and submitted by March 18.
2. Winners will be announced on by March 28, and on the Valley Living Facebook page. Like the page so you’ll see announcement! Decisions of judges are final.
3. All submissions will be available for pick-up after April 1 at Red Front Supermarket.
4. All entries not picked up by Apr. 11 will be discarded.

How to enter:
By mail: Send artwork and entry form (download below) to Art Contest, Valley Living, 1251 Virginia Avenue, Harrisonburg, VA 22802. Entry must be postmarked by March 18.
By email: Artwork can be photographed/scanned, saved as a high resolution (300 dpi) JPEG, and emailed as an attachment to [email protected] Entry form (download below and photograph/scan) should be included. Entry must be received by midnight March 18.
In person: Artwork and entry form (download below) can be dropped off at Red Front Supermarket in Harrisonburg by March 18.

Download entry form here!


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