Young Artistsí Entries Sought for Contest
(Annapolis, MD — September 15, 2006) Maryland’s young artists in grades K-12 are invited to submit artwork for the second annual Conflict Resolution Day Student Art Contest. The contest is sponsored by the Maryland Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office (MACRO). Artwork should reflect the theme of resolving or preventing conflict, which might include anti-bullying, talking things out, apologizing, learning about each other, respecting differences, peer mediation, listening, tolerance, or building peace.
The deadline for submissions is Friday, October 6. Artwork should be two-dimensional (such as drawings or paintings) and 11”X17” or smaller, and entries will be judged on creativity and the message conveyed. Entries may be sent or delivered to MACRO, 900 Commerce Road, Annapolis, Md. 21401. The contest is open to all young people in Maryland from kindergarten through 12th grade.
Prizes will be awarded for first-, second-, and third-place in three categories: kindergarten-fifth grade; sixth-eighth grade; and ninth-twelfth grade. The prize for first place in each category is $75, second place $50, and third place $25.
The art will be displayed at the Robert C. Murphy Courts of Appeal Building in Annapolis from October 19 to December 1. Winning students and their families will be honored at an opening ceremony and reception at the Courts of Appeal Building at 3:45 p.m. on October 19, where Chief Judge Robert M. Bell of the Maryland Court of Appeals will present the awards.
For more information about the Conflict Resolution Day Student Art Contest, contact Alecia Parker at (410) 841-2260 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Media: For more information, please contact the Court Information Office at (410) 260-1488.