Great River Rescue Art Contest

Great River Rescue to Hold Second Annual Community-Wide Art Contest for Youth

Great River Rescue has announced that it will be holding another art contest in 2019! All children living within Bemidji and surrounding communities grades K-12 are eligible including those enrolled in public, private, charter, or home schools. The theme of the contest is “My Dream Shelter” and it encourages youth to share their ideas for the perfect animal shelter.

A winner will be selected for each grade. Winners will receive a prize bag, get to choose the name of a Great River Rescue dog or cat, and have their art on display in an exhibit at Headwaters Music & Arts. Winners will also be invited, with their families, to a reception at Headwaters on June 7. Honorable Mention Winners will receive certificates and will be invited along with their families, to the reception.

Rules for the Art contest are as follows:

All children living in the Greater Bemidji Area, grades K-12 are eligible, including children enrolled in public schools, private schools, charter schools, and home school. Art must be 2-dimensional, on an 8 ½” x 11” or 10” x 12” surface. Art medium is open (e.g., crayon, marker, paint, charcoal, digital). One entry is allowed per person with a $5 entry fee. Adults may help with spelling but should not help with artwork. Art will be judged on appearance and demonstration of the theme (My Dream Shelter)

There are a limited number of scholarships available to cover the entry fee. Call Great River Rescue at 751-7910 for more information.

You can submit your artwork with the entry fee in person or by mail to Great River Rescue, 1612 Carr Lake Rd SE, Bemidji, MN 56601. The submitted art should be turned in by May 15th. Entries will not be returned. Copies of the entry form can be found on in the events tab.

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