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More than $6,000 in art competition

James Rada Jr.
Emmitsburg Dispatch

(4/19) The Emmitsburg Town Commissioners have announced the details for the 2007 Emmitsburg Art Competition.

“It gets kids involved in the community and has them focus on the community while they are using their imagination,” said Commissioner Bill O’Neil.

The contest is open to K-12 students who live in Emmitsburg or attend school in Emmitsburg. Students can use watercolors, oils, pastels, acrylic paints, pen and ink, charcoal, colored pencils, crayons, mixed media, ceramic or sculpture to create the artwork. The piece must be done by the artist without adult help.

The entries will be judged on originality, composition and theme interpretation in three divisions: K-3, 4-7, 8-12. First-place winners in each division will win a $1,000 savings bond. Second-place winners will receive a $500 savings bond. Third-place winners will receive a $200 savings bond and up to 10 people will receive honorable mention awards along with a $100 savings bond.

There is no cost to enter but entries must be in the Emmitsburg town office by 4 p.m. on May 31. Winners will be announced at the 2007 Emmitsburg Community Day and displayed in the commissioners’ meeting room for a year.

Entry forms can be picked up at the town office. For more details, call (301) 600-6300.

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