12/13/11Marshall County REMC is once again promoting the Electric Consumer Student Calendar Art Contest. Indiana’s young Picassos who wish to put paint to canvas and pencil or crayon to paper are encouraged to enter the 2013 Calendar Art Contest. Entries are currently being accepted. Deadline for entries is March 23.
The contest, in its 15th year, provides young Hoosier artists a unique opportunity to develop and showcase their talent. Electric Consumer — the statewide publication for Indiana’s electric cooperatives —sponsors the program, which is open to all kindergarten through 12th grade Indiana students.
Students are invited to submit original artwork reflective of the calendar month for which their grade level is assigned. For example, high school seniors would submit artwork for the month of December.
Entries are then judged and winners from each grade selected. Those winners then represent the specific month in the “2013 Cooperative Calendar of Student Art.” Nine honorable mention winners are also included in a special section of the calendar.
Not only will the contest winners have their artwork published in the calendar, which is viewed by thousands of electric cooperative members across the state, they and their winning pieces will be honored at a special reception through a partnership with the Hoosier Salon.
The Hoosier Salon, headquartered in Indianapolis, is a statewide nonprofit arts organization whose mission is to create an appreciation of visual art by promoting Hoosier artists and their art. In addition, the students’ artwork will tour the Hoosier Salon’s galleries in Indianapolis, New Harmony and Wabash.
“As school systems across America continue to cut funding to, or even eliminate, art programs, Indiana’s electric cooperatives are thrilled to offer our young artists a forum to spotlight their talent through our art contest and through our partnership with the Hoosier Salon,” said Emily Schilling, Electric Consumer editor.
Details, tips, and an entry form for the 2013 Calendar Art Contest can be found on the Electric Consumer website at www .electricconsumer.org .
Electric Consumer, based in Indianapolis and the voice of Indiana’s electric cooperatives, is distributed to nearly 226,000 electric cooperative member-owners throughout the state of Indiana. For more information, go to www.electricconsumer.org .
The Indiana Statewide Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives, publisher of the Electric Consumer, represents 39 electric cooperatives that serve 89 of the state’s 92 counties. For more information on Indiana Statewide and its members, visit www.indremc s.org.
For more information about the Hoosier Salon, go to www.hoosiersalon.org .