Friday is final deadline for 2014 SWTJC Creative Arts Contest

Email this article 03/03/2014

Friday is the deadline for visual arts entries in the 33rd Annual Southwest Texas Junior College Creative Arts Contest.

“It’s time to get those entries finished and turned in,” said contest coordinator Ismael Martinez.

Entries can be dropped off at the Flores Student Services Building just inside the entrance to the college on Garner Field Road. Entries can also be mailed in to SWTJC Public Information Office, 2401 Garner Field Road, Uvalde, TX, 78801.

“Any mail entries postmarked no later than March 07 will be accepted,” Martinez said. “Please make sure that an entry form is attached to each piece of art.”

Age divisions will be the same as last year and will include: Pre-K and Kindergarten, grades 1-2, grades 3-4, grades 5-6, grades 7-8, grades 9-10, grades 11-12, college, community and seasoned (age 60 and over).

Visual art categories, for all age groups, include: charcoal, drawing with color, painting, pencil, pen and ink, scratchboard and computer-generated graphics. Photography and video production are also included in the contest for grades seven and up.

A mixed media category is also included in visual arts for college, community and seasoned divisions.

According to Martinez, all winning entries in the contest will be recognized and presented trophies/medals during the SWTJC Creative Arts Awards’ Ceremony on April 24, 2014, in Uvalde.

Trophies will be awarded all first place winners, with medals going to second through fourth place in each age group and category. A $20 cash prize will be awarded an overall literary and visual arts winner in each age group.

All visual arts entries in the contest will also be displayed in the Matthew’s Student Center Ballroom from April  21 through the night of the awards program on April 24.

The SWTJC Public Information Office coordinates the annual event.

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