Palmetto Luna Arts announces art contest for Latino children

Palmetto Luna Arts announces art contest for Latino children

Submission deadline is May 21.

Who are you? What is your favorite thing to do? Where is your favorite place to be? How can you use art to show other people who you are?  South Carolina Latino children under 12 years old are invited to answer those questions by participating in the fifth annual COLORES Contest.

The theme for this year’s contest is “Me.” Submit a drawing, sketch or painting that depicts yourself at your best or favorite times. There are prizes for the top three drawings in two categories: ages 3-7 and 8-12. The grand prize is $100!

“This year we want our Latino children to celebrate themselves,” said Ivan Segura, executive director of Palmetto & Luna. “We want to inspire them all to draw a picture of themselves doing what they like best. To show themselves as superheroes, or as the main character of a story, or eating their favorite foods, or maybe in company with their whole family. The idea is to make them proud and happy of who they are and bolster their self-esteem. COLORES Contest is part of our effort to continue promoting artistic creativity in Latino children in the community.”

Send your drawing to Palmetto and Luna, COLORES Contest, 9 Cedar Top Lane, Columbia SC 29212. Deadline for submissions is May 21, 2014.

Find out more on Palmetto & Luna’s Facebook page.

COLORES Contest is organized by Palmetto & Luna, a nonprofit organization with the mission to foster an understanding of the Hispanic culture by promoting artistic creation and generating spaces of cultural expression for the Latino community in the state. The contest is organized in collaboration with EdVenture Children’s Museum and Verizon Wireless. Palmetto & Luna received a Quarterly Project Grant to help support the contest.

Via: Palmetto & Luna