Contest runs Jan 1st through

April 15th, 2020**

We invite teachers, parents, babysitters, and other community adults to partner with HC3 and join this contest.  Encourage the youth in your life to enter our Creative Expressions contest!


**March 3rd was the tentative due date for school classrooms that were participating as a group.

Positive Adult Influence

When creating their entries, young people should represent one way an adult has Risen Up to positively influence them, or inspired them to rise up and be a positive influence to others.

Entries and finalists

Participating schools will select division 

finalists for each of the 4 contest categories

and submit those entries to HC3 by 4/15/20.*


Individual entries will be submitted directly to HC3Partnership@gmail.com where finalists will be selected from each division.  

                                                              


The HC3 coalition will select one county-wide winner for each division.

Scholarship opportunity

One overall winner in each division will be selected by the HC3 coalition.  Division One county-wide winner will receive a $150 scholarship, Division Two county-wide winner will receive a $50 gift card to Skye Cinema, and Division Three winner will receive a $50 gift card to Sauder Village.


Winning entries will be featured on various digital and social media pages and will be displayed at the 2020 Fulton County Fair.

contest timeline

  • January 1, 2020 Contest Opens
  • March 3, 2020 School classroom entries should be submitted to School Staff for finalist selection
  • April 15, 2020 Participating Schools and Organizations must submit finalist entry forms by the end of the day
  • April 30, 2020 Overall Division Winners Selected & Announced


Division Winners and Selected Finalists displayed at the 2020 Fulton County Fair in the Arts and Crafts Building.

ENTRY SUBMISSION

Participating schools and organizations will select finalists after March 3rd. All entries must be submitted to HC3Partnership@gmail.com no later than April 15th.  Each entry will require the young person's name, school, grade, a brief explanation of the artists interpretation of the theme,** and a signed copy of the parent permission form, which is available for print here. 


**  Entries that are NOT in the Written Category will require a brief explanation of your theme interpretation detailing how an adult has positively influenced you, why it made such an impact and how this is depicted in your creative media.  If your entry is in the Written Category this requirement is waived.  **

Art Display

All division winners and some selected finalists will be displayed at the

2020 Fulton County Fair in the Arts and Crafts building.  


Art that is too large for physical display in the building space will be featured in photographs. Performance art will be depicted via photograph with a link to view the performance or a video display, depending upon the art content and the space allowance.  Fulton County Health Department and Healthy Choices Caring Communities are not responsible for any loss or damage of display items.  If you are concerned about the safety of your selected art or have additional questions about the fair display, please email rwillson@fultoncountyoh.com.


Following the fair closing, entries will be available for pickup from the Fulton County Health Department during normal business hours (M-F 830 am -430 pm).

I AM A YOUTH WHO DOESN'T HAVE A TEACHER OR YOUTH ADVISOR that HAS JOINED THE CONTEST. HOW CAN I ENTER?

This contest is open to any young person who "lives, works or plays" in Fulton County, 1st-12th grade.  Please submit your entry with the required information listed above to HC3Partnership@gmail.com.

Are there additional finalist entry requirements such as framing or matting?

Framing and matting is not required.  


The only entry requirements are the young person's name, school, grade, a brief explanation of the artists interpretation of the theme,** and a signed copy of the parent permission form, which is available for print here


** Entries that are NOT in the Written Category will require a brief explanation of your theme interpretation detailing how an adult has positively influenced you, why it made such an impact and how this is depicted in your creative media.  If your entry is in the Written Category this requirement is waived. **

How do i submit a physical piece of art?

If you have an entry that is best viewed in person and would like to submit this entry please email us at HC3Partnership@gmail.com to discuss drop off information.

How many finalists can be submitted for each school or organization?

We are looking for schools or organizations to submit a maximum of one finalist in each category for each division.  

Example:

Division One finalists could include a maximum of four: one for 2D/3D art, one for written, one for digital, and one for “other”

If my child enters as an individual (not connected with a school), how will finalist be selected?

If your child enters as an individual and does not have a participating teacher or youth advisor who would determine a finalist, then division finalists from all individual entries received will be determined and submitted by the Fulton County Health Department Staff.

who determines the finalist criteria within the school or organization?  

Each school or organization is able to determine their own criteria for finalist entries.  Some suggested considerations might include the interpretation of the theme, originality, creativity, and/or technical skill.