Children's Art Contest

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Color My World United. Happy 80th Birthday United Way!
United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region is having a birthday this year. A BIG BIRTHDAY. That’s right, United Way is celebrating 80 years of providing help to our community. 
We’d like to invite YOU to join the celebration by creating a drawing to wish United Way a Happy 80th Birthday and how YOU help make the world better. 
So please join us and enter the United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region’s Children’s Art Contest today. Entries accepted through January 22, 2018.
Official Rules:
Theme:                  80th birthday of United Way
                               How to make the world better.
Who can enter:     Open to all school districts in Dutchess County & Orange County, Grades 1-3
Medium:               Any medium: crayon, colored pencil, colored marker, watercolor, pastel, paint, etc
Size:                       Entry form or any 8 1/2 x 11 paper
Concept:               To engage children in philanthropy through artwork. 
                               Make the world a better place through the eyes of children.
Some examples:      Smiling at a classmate
                                 Sharing my snack, sandwich, toy, etc.
                                 Playing with kids at recess
Submission Process:
All artwork created for the contest by students is submitted to the art teacher. 
Each art teacher may submit up to 10 pieces per school
Please include student name, age, grade, school, teacher, school district and county on the reverse side of the submissions. 
Deadline submissions:  January 22, 2018
To be delivered to:
Susan Marchewka
United Way Dutchess Orange Region
75 Market Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
All artwork received after this date will be returned to the school.
Artwork to be reviewed by judges and all decisions to be finalized by United Way Dutchess Orange Region.
United Way holds the rights to reproduce all submissions - digitally and in print - with credit to artists.
  • First prize is YOUR art on cover of the journal for our Celebration of Services Awards dinner to be held April 25, 2018 at Anthony’s Pier 9 in New Windsor, NY.  Winner and family will be invited to be our guests at the dinner.
  • The runner up will receive a trophy.
  • All finalist artwork will be on display at our dinner on April 25, 2018.
  • Every contestant will be issued a participation certificate.

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