Youth Invited to Enter Recyclable Art Contest

Adams County youth, grades K-12, are invited to turn trash into treasure and enter the Adams County Arts Council’s 25th Annual Recyclable Art Contest & Exhibit sponsored by OPEN MINDS, McDonalds (JDCS Enterprise) and the Gettysburg Recycling Committee. Public, private, charter, parochial and homeschooled students, Scout troops, youth group members, are encouraged to enter. Local judges will determine the top four winners of each category and Bestof the Show. The community is invited to participate in determining the People’s Choice prize.

Participating young artists are reminded of the following while creating and submitting their work. Youth may work in any media. They may do this as a project within a school or club setting, at home with parents/guardians or on their own. Art must be constructed entirely of recyclable materials and may not exceed 36 inches in any direction. Free standing and flat pieces are welcome. Art to hang is welcomed and must be equipped with appropriate hanging wire or plastic hanger. Entry forms must be completed and securely attached to each piece of art upon drop off.

Entry forms and judging criteria can be found on our website or Facebook page under events. The deadline to submit entry forms is encouraged for March 15. Drop off-of artwork will be held Monday, March 29th or Tuesday, March 30th from 9a.m. to 5:00p.m. Student art will be on display April 2 through April 22 at the Arts Education Center, 125 South Washington St., Gettysburg. The brief Awards Ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, April 22, at 6pm. The exhibit and awards ceremony is free to the public and will follow current safety guidelines. “We are happy to offer this wonderful collaboration of the Arts Council, our local schools, students and their families, said Leona Rega, Executive Director of the Arts Council. With many young people learning at home, this is a wonderful opportunity to look around the house and utilize objects and materials found lying around. We have missed many opportunities over the past yearto show case young people and their creativity. In addition, this year’s event welcomes a new virtual component of the exhibit which will be available for those wishing to view while social distancing.”

For questions or more information, contact us at 717 334-5006 or [email protected] The mission of the Arts Council is to cultivate an arts-rich community.

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