TULIP FESTIVAL, SCHOOL ART CONTEST
Winners Announced! Congratulations to the students, teachers, and schools!
In celebration of Huntington’s 18th Annual Tulip Festival, intermediate and middle school students within the Huntington Township are once again invited to enter the Annual Tulip Festival School Art Contest! This contest is tied into the Town of Huntington’s annual Tulip Festival that takes place at Heckscher Park in Huntington, the first Sunday in May. The Huntington Arts Council is proud to administer the school art contest on behalf of both the Town of Huntington and the Festival’s Chief Sponsor, NEFCU.
Artwork is selected by a jury that is comprised of artists and art professionals. Reproductions of the winning works will be displayed at the Heckscher Museum of Art on the evening of Friday, May 4 2018 AND at Heckscher Park in the town of Huntington during the Tulip Festival on Sunday, May 6, 2018.
THEME: “Huntington in Bloom: A Depiction of Spring in Huntington.” Students are encouraged to independently interpret the theme and create personal reflections of springtime in Huntington.
Reception – Friday May 4th, 2018 Tulip Festival – Sunday May 6th, 2018
Reception – Friday May 4th, 2018
Tulip Festival – Sunday May 6th, 2018
CRITERIA for 2018:
Only Huntington Township Art Teachers and their classes (grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8) are eligible to participate.
Students cannot register for the contest independent of an art teacher.
Submissions must be 9”x12” without a mat.
Submissions must be two-dimensional.
Each teacher may submit up to three (3) works, from any one grade level,
Teachers cannot submit more than nine (9) works
All submissions MUST be postmarked Tues, March 6, 2018 or Hand-delivered by Tues, March 20, 2018
Teachers must be responsible for dropping off/picking up all artwork at the Huntington Arts Council Inc. – 213 Main Street Huntington NY 11743
PRIZES AWARDED TO BOTH STUDENTS AND TEACHERS!
Three winners from each grade level will be honored at the event, with the first prize winner receiving a $50 gift card courtesy of NEFCU. The students will have their artwork displayed at Huntington’s 18th Annual Tulip Festival on Sunday, May 6th. Art teachers’ schools also will receive $50 for each student whose art was chosen as the best of the grade, also courtesy of NEFCU. One student will win the Carolyn Fostel “Best in Show” award, given in honor of the late Ms. Fostel. Ms. Fostel was instrumental in planning and securing sponsorship support of the initial Huntington Tulip Festival in 2001 and continued to be active in these capacities on the Festival Committee until she passed away in 2011.
Thank you to our wonderful judges of 2018 for all your effort and participation!
Judges are chosen from local arts community – educators, artists and museum professionals.
2018 Winners of the Tulip Festival School Art Contest:
2017 Winners of the Tulip Festival School Art Contest:
2016 Winners of the Tulip Festival School Art Contest
Questions? Contact Gina Van Bell, Arts-In-Education Coordinator
Huntington Arts Council / (631) 271-8423 x 14 / firstname.lastname@example.org