Young artists in­vited to en­ter poster con­test

Record Observer - - News - By AN­GELA PRICE bay­times@kibay­

CEN­TRE­VILLE — Call­ing young artists! The an­nual Month of the Young Child Poster Con­test is un­der way.

Fliers went home with el­e­men­tary-age chil­dren and cir­cu­lated through area day care cen­ters re­cently an­nounc­ing the an­nual con­test spon­sored by the Queen Anne’s County Early Child­hood Com­mit­tee, chaired by Price Shuler. The Early Child­hood Com­mit­tee is a sub­com­mit­tee of the Queen Anne’s County Coun­cil for Chil­dren and Youth.

The con­test is for chil­dren, ages 2 to 8, com­pet­ing in two di­vi­sions: age 2 through prekinder­garten and kinder­garten through sec­ond grade. The win­ner in each di­vi­sion will re­ceive a $50 gift card from Shore United Bank. Copies of the win­ning posters will be re­pro­duced and dis­trib­uted around the county as part of the Month of the Young Child celebration in April.

Par­tic­i­pants are asked to com­plete the fol­low­ing sen­tence: “Chil­dren are im­por­tant be­cause ...” and draw a pic­ture to il­lus­trate their an­swer. For chil­dren too young to write leg­i­bly, an adult may print what the child says on the poster for them. Posters are to be de­signed on a reg­u­lar 8 x 11 piece of pa­per. Chil­dren may use mark­ers, crayons, col­ored pen­cils or paint.

Chil­dren should place their name, age and grade, ad­dress, phone num­ber and the name of their school or day care cen­ter on the back of their en­try.

En­tries may be dropped off at lo­cal el­e­men­tary schools, county li­braries, child care cen­ters or the Judy Cen­ter Part­ner­ship. The dead­line for en­tries is Feb. 22.

Con­test par­tic­i­pants and their fam­i­lies are in­vited to at­tend the Month of the Young Child procla­ma­tion and celebration with the Queen Anne’s County Com­mis­sion­ers at 11:30 a.m. Tues­day, April 11, at the Liberty build­ing in Cen­tre­ville.

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