A call to arts: Public invited to take part in Independence Day drawing contest

click to enlarge People are invited to enter hand drawn or painted art under the theme Independence Day. Entries are due by June 23.
People are invited to enter hand drawn or painted art under the theme Independence Day. Entries are due by June 23.

Red, white and blue: Come July 4 those colors will be everywhere — bursting in fireworks, flying in the air and on our plates.

What does Independence Day mean to you? Is it the freedom to eat multiple hot dogs, or set off illegal fireworks, a celebration of the equality our nation was built on, or a call to remember our freedom?

In an attempt to capture our readers’ patriotic spirit in print, Inland 360 is sponsoring an old-fashioned, all-ages drawing contest. People are invited to submit a hand-drawn or painted picture inspired by the theme “Independence Day.”

Winners will be selected from multiple age groups of 4 to 5 years old, 6 to 7, 8 to 9, 10 to 11, 12 to 13, 14 to 18, adult, and seniors age 65 and older. The winner in each age group will receive a $10 Happy Day Corp., gift card. The overall winner will win a $25 Happy Day Corp., gift card and be featured on the July 3 cover of Inland 360.

The main rule is that pictures must be drawn or painted by hand. Submissions are due by noon June 23. Drawings can be scanned or photographed and emailed to arts@inland360.com with the subject line “Independence Day contest.” Please include your name, age, phone number, city of residence and email address with your art. Be sure to save the original drawing as we’ll need it if you win. Ideally, drawings will be submitted electronically, but they may also be mailed c/o Doug Bauer, Lewiston Tribune, P.O. Box 957, Lewiston, ID 83501. Please include all the above information.

Whether your drawing is black-and-white, or red-white-and-blue, set your imagination free and let your colors run true.

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