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Art Contest Deadline Coming Soon!

Art Contest for UC Middle School Students: Deadline August 30!

Contest is open to students throughout Union County

Monroe, NC –The Union County Heritage Festival is hosting the 2021 Heritage Festival Middle School Art Contest. The deadline for emailed submissions is August 30. The contest is open to all Union County middle school students in grades six through eight (2021-2022 school year), including students from private and public schools, and home-schooled students.

The contest is an opportunity for upcoming middle schoolers to enjoy a creative activity over the summer months. This contest is intended to be fun and educational. The theme is Thriving with Nature to encourage awareness of the benefits of spending time in nature. The art should reflect the theme. It may be created with any kind of mixed media (more than one medium or material), and either 2D or 3D. Parents are asked to first submit the child’s artwork via email, between June 1 and August 30. The email should include a photograph of the artwork, a brief artist’s statement, and the child’s name, school, address, etc. The actual art entries are to be delivered to the Union County Agricultural Center on September 10.

A panel will choose the top three winners. All entries will be on display at the Union County Agricultural Center in Monroe on September 18, 2021. Festival attendees will be encouraged to vote on their favorite art piece. The artwork with the most votes will earn the title ‘Crowd Favorite’. Winners will receive gift cards, sponsored by Waste Connections, $100 for the first place, $50 for second place, $25 for third place and $25 for the crowd favorite. The awards presentation will take place at 2:00 p.m. at the Heritage Festival. Questions may be addressed to Jennifer Crumpler at 704-296-4213 or

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