Art contest for kids, teens set at library

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 13, 2013

Calling all child artists and teenagers aspiring to be a photographer: Show off your mad skills at this year’s Andalusia Public Library art/photography contest.

Children’s librarian Caryl Lee Ray said the contest will be divided into several age groups – ages 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12 in the children’s art contest and ages 13-18 for the teen photography contest.

“We have some super talented children in our area,” Ray said. “This is an opportunity for all of them to show off their skills and wow us with their talents.”

In the children’s art contest, there are no medium requirements, meaning submissions can range from color drawings to marker and colored pencil works.

Entries are not required to be framed or matted. Submission deadline is July 12.

As for the teen photography contest, Ray said, “the sky is the limit, but we ask that there be no faces submitted. Some parents may not want their child’s face hanging in the library for a year.”

Ray said photos can be in black and white or color and should be no larger than an 8×10.

“We always have some very creative entries in this contest,” Ray said. “Teenagers see the world different than most, and they see art in a way that adults don’t. Last year, we had one very creative entry. She had found the letters of the word ‘faith’ spelled out in with various things. It was so great.”

Winners will be awarded cash prizes from $75 for first place; $50 for third place and $25 for third place. Photos needn’t be matted or framed, Ray said.

Deadline for these entries is July 31.