This year's theme
The theme of the 2017 project is “Peace, My Responsibility - What can I do for Peace? ”. Participants make a poster showing what our responsibility for peace looks like when put into action in our homes, communities, classrooms and the world.
What art supplies (aka media) can be used to make my poster?
Crayons, pencils (black or color), oil crayons, ink, watercolors, tempera and/or acrylics. Collages are acceptable as long as the designs are flat (i.e. not three-dimensional) and all pieces are glued securely.
What is the deadline for entering?
Friday, May 12th
How big should the poster be?
12 x 18 inches through 14 x 22 inches or any combination thereof. These measurements should include mat/border, if you use one. Your original design may be horizontal or vertical. You may use posterboard or paper mounted on posterboard.
Where do I find the entry blank?
Click here for the entry blank for last year. Remember to securely attach it to the back of your poster.
Where do I bring my poster to submit it?
Bring it to Northwest Connecticut Community College Library in Winsted or to the Beekley Community Library in New Hartford. If you are doing your project at your school, give the poster to your sponsoring teacher.
Will the entries be judged?
Yes! Ribbons and awards will be awarded for impressive posters in each age category. Last year, the judges were Alan Colavecchio, graphic artist and owner of Colavecchio Design, and Cécile Emond, noted mixed-media artist and writer. If you win an award, you will be notified by phone between May 22nd and June 2nd. The winning entries awards ceremony will be held on Wednesday, June 14th at 5:30 at the Rotunda of Northwest Connecticut Community College Library.
What are the age categories?
5 to 7 years
8 – 9 years
10 – 11 years
12 – 14 years
15 – 18 years
Can I get my poster back?
Yes. To get your poster back, check the box saying you want it back on the entry blank.
What else should I know?
● Limit of one entry per participant
● Print and tape the entry blank to the back of your poster. Contact information on the entry blank must be clearly printed.
● All entries will be treated with respect and handled with care. However, all entries are submitted at the artist's own risk.
● WAPA thanks you for participating in this project. Entry of your image hereby releases the right to WAPA to use the image for promotion of this project and all other future WAPA promotional materials. This includes use on our website.
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