Military Appreciation Day

Patriotic Art & Essay Contest
In honor of Military Appreciation Day!

CONTEST DETAILS:
DEADLINE: Friday, August 12th

Ages 2-5: Patriotic Coloring Contest

Prizes: 1st Place $50, 2nd Place $35, 3rd Place $20 

http://www.getcoloringpages.com/coloring/25280 

or 

http://www.getcoloringpages.com/coloring/25271

Ages 6-11: Military Themed Photography, Art, Essay Contest 

Prizes: 1st Place $50, 2nd Place $35, 3rd Place $20 

Choose One: 

  • Military Themed Photography that the child takes and edits themselves. 
  • Military Themed Art created by the participant (drawing can be done in pencil, pen, marker, color pencil, crayons, markers, paints, etc)
  • Military Themed Essay: Minimum of 100 words – Prompt: If you were to design a monument dedicated to the military/veterans what would it be and why?

Ages 12-16: Military Themed Photography, Art, Essay Contest 

Prizes: 1st Place $50, 2nd Place $35, 3rd Place $20 

Choose One: 

  • Military Themed Photography that the child takes and edits themselves. 
  • Military Themed Art created by the participant (drawing can be done in pencil, pen, marker, color pencil, crayons, markers, paints, etc)
  • Military Themed Essay: Minimum of 250 words – Prompt: If you were to design a monument dedicated to the military/veterans what would it be and why?

Ages 17 and Over: Military Themed Photography, Art, Essay Contest 

Prizes: 1st Place $50, 2nd Place $35, 3rd Place $20 

Choose One: 

  • Military Themed Photography that the child takes and edits themselves. 
  • Military Themed Art created by the participant (drawing can be done in pencil, pen, marker, color pencil, crayons, markers, paints, etc)
  • Military Themed Essay: Minimum of 500 words – Prompt: If you were to design a monument dedicated to the military/veterans what would it be and why?

MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN

CONTEST DETAILS:

SUBMISSION FORMAT: Photos of the art (if on a canvas) or a digital scanned image.

DISPLAY INFO: One winner from each age category will be selected. We request ALL other participants, besides the winners, to drop off their artwork & essays at the main office on Tuesday, August 16th to be displayed throughout the fairgrounds.

PRIZES: The veterans and active military members of the fair committee will choose winners and announce winners by Monday August 15th. All winners must bring their artwork to the fairgrounds on Tuesday, August 16th. If it is not received, winners will forfeit their place and the second place individual will be called. Cash prize for each winner within each category will receive an award and complimentary family 4 pack of tickets for admission into Thursday’s Fair, August 18th. Winners will have their artwork displayed on Thursday August 18th at the fair and will be presented with their award on Thursday August 18th at 6:30 PM. All winners MUST BE PRESENT to receive their award that night. 

TO ENTER:

  • Email submission to thewashingtoncountyfair@gmail.com by Friday August 12th and include your First & Last Name, DOB, and City you live. Please use “Patriotic Art & Essay Contest” in the subject line. Please also include best contact information.
  • Canvas or Paper (8×10 or 8.5 x 11)
  • Materials allowed: Watercolor, Colored Pencil, Pastel, Charcoal, Tempera, Crayon, Acrylic Paint, Pen, Ink, Oil, or Marker.
  • With submission include a short explanation of the meaningful message of the artwork
  • Creator MUST be between enter the correct age category , and include a valid DOB with submission
  • To have artwork displayed on the fairgrounds, all artwork must be brought to the main office by Tuesday, August 16th. All winners MUST bring their artwork to the main office by Tuesday August 16th or have the prize forfeited.
  • We need the contact information of a parent or guardian for each participant

MILITARY APPRECIATION DAY EVENTS:

11AM – 11:55AM – Company Bees – Portable Stage 

11:30AM – 2:30PM – Meet & Greet with Kentish Guard 

12PM – Flag Ceremony – Main Office with Company Bees & Kentish Guard

12:10PM – Wreath Laying Ceremony – Main Office

12:15PM – 2:15PM  – Providence Brigade Band – Portable Stage 

4:00PM – 6:00PM – Living Military Soldier Statue 

6:30PM – Patriotic Art & Essay Contest Winner Award Presentation – Portable Stage 

 

Chairperson: Kate Fish – kefish89@gmail.com

 

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