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MECA Opportunity

April 5, 2014

Maine College of Art – ages 9-17

Screen shot 2014-04-03 at 12.17.12 PMAt MECA, we believe art is essential to a healthy society and a thriving culture. We want to empower our youth to engage in art making that changes who they are and how they see the world. To this end, we are offering full summer camp scholarships to the two students who answer the essay question below with the most conviction and clarity of expression.  Artists are innovative, hard working problem solvers who play a critical role in our society– we want to help you get there.

ESSAY QUESTION:
WHAT WOULD A SUMMER MAKING ART AT MECA MEAN TO YOU? HOW DO YOU FEEL THIS EXPERIENCE WOULD BENEFIT YOUR CREATIVE GROWTH?

FEEL FREE TO TALK ABOUT ANY ART YOU’VE MADE, WOULD LIKE TO MAKE, OR ANY ART THAT INSPIRES YOU IN YOUR ANSWER.

CATEGORIES:
YOUTH Category: Ages 9 – 12
TEEN Category: Ages 13-17

DEADLINE: April 30, 2014

ELIGIBILITY & RULES
All contestants must adhere to the age requirements of each category. Contestants must compose an original essay with limited guidance from others. The essay must be 250-500 words.

PRIZES

Ever dream of going to art school? Well, here’s your chance! The contest winner will receive one free summer art pass. This means that you could win a summer of free art education from the Maine College of Art. Painting, graphic design, photography—we offer a comprehensive arts program, found here.

HOW TO ENTER

Once you’ve completed your essay, fill out our Online form (see ‘Apply Now’ tab). Submitting the form requires you to get authorization from your parents. So before you send in your essay, be sure to explain what the competition is all about and make sure that your parents are in full support!

JUDGING

Each entry will be judged based on originality, clarity of thought and motivation, and expressiveness in writing. Winners will be contacted by phone during the first week in May ’14.

NEED MORE INFO? CONTACT:
Courtney Cook
Director of Continuing Studies
ccook@meca.edu
207.699.5061

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