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Student Art Contest (1684 KB)
For hundreds of years, Fairs have been the place for folks to showcase and share their talents. Whether the project was raising livestock, baking an apple pie, creating a quilt or presenting a beautiful piece of artwork, the goal was to learn and challenge others to do better. The reward, a Grand Champion Rosette and possibly a premium paid.
This year the DuPage County Fair Association would like to introduce a High School Art Contest. The goal is to challenge DuPage County High School Students to showcase and share their artistic talents at the DuPage county Fair. The reward, Rosettes, Ribbons, and College Scholarships.
The contest is open to all High School Student, residents of DuPage County. The student must be currently enrolled in an accredited public or private school or a home school environment. Entries placing in the Top 12 will be sold at auction to the highest bidder. Each artist will receive the full amount of their artworks sale proceeds in the form of a 4 year Scholarship (Certain restrictions will apply) The First Place winner will receive a Minimum $5,000 Scholarship.
All artwork, with completed entry forms attached, must be dropped off on Friday, June 24th, between noon and 7:00pm at the Fair Café (building #5) at the Fairgrounds. Judging will take place on Saturday, June 25th. Students, parents, or teachers are not allowed to be present during judging. They are, however, invited to view all the artwork at an exhibit and reception on Sunday June 26th from 2:00pm to 5:00pm. Immediately following the reception students must remove any artwork that does not qualify for exhibition or sale.
There will be a meeting for the Top 12 student artists and their parents following the reception on the 26th. It is important that the finalists and their parents attend this meeting. Finalists will be notified following judging on June 25th.
For any questions regarding the Student Art Contest please contact the Fair office at 630-668-6636.
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