Illinois Art Contest begins

Illinois Art Contest begins

 CARLINVILLE (March 8, 2018) – Representative Avery Bourne is holding her annual art contest for kindergarten through eight grade students who live or learn in the district. The contest takes place through the month of March, coinciding with National Youth Art Month. Deadline for entry is March 30th with the winners to be announced on April 5, 2018.

Artwork must be made from any 2-D medium (i.e. pen, marker, etc.) on 8 ½ x 11 paper and should be the sole work of the entrant. Entrants are asked to write the title of the artwork, their name, grade and school on the back of their work. The theme of the work should be Illinois Bicentennial. Examples of Illinois Bicentennial themes include, but are not limited to tremendous Illinoisans, beautiful places, wonderful things associated with and the 200th birthday of our great state.

First, second and third place winners will be selected for kindergarten through fourth grade and fifth grade through eighth grade. The first place winners in each group will have the opportunity to attend regular session at the Statehouse on the day that their artwork is presented in the House Chambers. All first through third winners in each group will be invited to Rep. Bourne’s District Office in Litchfield for pizza.

“This contest is a great way to recognize the artistic talents of our students and I look forward to seeing the results,” said Bourne.

All artwork is to be turned into Representative Bourne’s office at 207 North State Street in Litchfield or mailed to the office at P.O. Box 38, Litchfield, Ill. 62056.

Call Representative Bourne’s office at 217-324-5200 for more information about the contest.