Schools count on art vote
Parents, students and teachers are being encouraged to vote for their favourite artwork to help local schools win thousands of dollars in cash prizes.
Voting in the People’s Choice Awards in Kmart’s Art of Giving competition is now open.
The competition invited students to draw, paint a picture or make a collage that represented to them the spirit of giving.
The student who receives the most online votes in the five to nineyearand 10 to 12year-old categories will each win $2500 for their school and an iPod for themselves.
The national winning artwork will be used to promote the 2009 Kmart Wishing Tree Christmas gift appeal.
Since 1995 the appeal has distributed more than 201,000 gifts to people in need through charity partners The Salvation Army and Barnardos.
Two schools from both the north and south islands will also receive $2500 each and one will receive an additional $10,000 as the national winner.
To cast a vote visit www.kmart.co.nz/wish ingtree before September 18. Winners will be announced on November 12.