Schools count on art vote

Auckland City Harbour News - - News -

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.

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