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First Lady Invitation for Student Artwork

September 6, 2012

UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY – Deadline: 30 October 2012

First Lady Ann LePage announces the Maine is ME Student Art Challenge, in partnership with the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy. The First Lady invites students in grades K-8 to submit an original work of art depicting what living in Maine means to you.

Selected artwork will be featured in the First Lady’s upcoming new family friendly Love.Read.Learn!™ Baby Journal. The journal is to promote literacy and health to families of newborn babies in Maine and will be provided at no cost to parents of newborns in 2012-2013.

Prompt: Create a 2-­dimensional original artwork that represents what living in Maine means to you. The artwork may be inspired by a wide range of images from favorite places, outdoor activities, foods and state symbols to families having fun together.

  • Students should consider the use of the Elements of Art and Principles of Design.
  •  Student artwork should be two-­dimensional, measure 9” X 12” and may be created using any medium including pencil, crayon, graphic, pastel, watercolor, oils, etc.

Entries must be postmarked by October 30, 2012 and the artists are expected to be notified during the week of November 12, 2012. Please send entries to the  Blaine House – Maine is ME Art Challenge, c/o Paula Benoit, 192 State Street, Augusta, ME 04330.

All selected artists must be a Maine student (grades K-8), during the 2012-2013 school year, and be a legal resident of Maine at the time of his/her application. For complete information and details please click here.

Students must return the student-parents forms with their artwork. Art Challenge guidelines and parent consent forms are available online at: http://www.maine.gov/education/lres/vpa/news.html.

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