Comporium's 2009 York County Directory Cover Art Contest
Objective: This is a unique opportunity for students in grades 6-12 in York County, S.C., to highlight their artistic talent. The goal is to produce artwork that depicts an inspirational or beautiful site in York County, or spotlights an historical event or site from the area. The grand prizewinner selected by a panel of judges and approved by Comporium will be featured on its 2009-2010 York County directory cover.
Other winning entries will be reproduced in a special section in the directory.
The Arts Council of York County sanctions this contest.
Deadline For Entries: All entries must be submitted to the Arts Council by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 3, 2009.
Prizes/Recognition: Categories are Middle School and High School. There will be awards for first, second and third places.
The top three in each category will receive a cash prize as follows:
1st -- $500; 2nd -- $250; and, 3rd -- $100. All individuals whose entries are selected for recognition will receive a certificate. They and their families and guests will be honored at a reception hosted by the Arts Council on Thursday, May 7.
The winning students? school art departments or programs will also receive the following cash gifts: 1st -- $500; 2nd -- $250; and, 3rd -- $100. (Other prizes may be substituted for the home-schooled students? art program as deemed appropriate).
Eligibility: The Comporium York
County Directory Cover Art contest is open to any student currently enrolled in
grades 6 -12.
Students may be enrolled in either a public or private
school, or may be in a home-schooled program.
Each school may submit up to
ten entries that it believes will have the best opportunity in the competition.
Each entry must be original "flat" art, not created from a kit (such as
paint by number.) Collages may be included. Photography is
excluded. No 3-D work, or sculpture.
The York County community
should inspire the theme of the artwork, people excluded.
All work must be
done completely by the student and be created specifically for this
Only one entry per person allowed.
Entries should be
anonymous and exclude identification on the front of the artwork. The
entry form information should be affixed to the bottom left of the back of the
The size of the original artwork should be "10 X 10".