Friday, September 25, 2009

Nashville school art contest sets deadline

Karen Sosa was the 2008 first-place winner. She was a Una Elementary fourth-grader. (SUBMITTED BY METRO BEAUTIFICATION COMMISSION)
Beautiful Nashville Art is for third- and fourth-graders September 25, 2009
Third- and fourth-grade artists in Metro Schools, it's time to get creative for the Beautiful Nashville Art Contest. Metro Public Works, Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools and Red River Service Corporation are sponsors, challenging young artists to let Nashvillians know that keeping Davidson County beautiful and recycling are important for the community.
The winning entry from each school will be featured on the side of a Red River waste collection truck.
Last year's winner was Karen Sosa of Una Elementary School.
Deadline to enter the contest is Wednesday, Oct. 28. Three grand prize winners will be chosen from among all winning entries submitted by each school.
The art departments of each grand prize-winning contestant's school will receive prize amounts of $1,500 (1st place), $1,000 (2nd place) and $500 (third place).
The winning artwork will be featured on a truck in the Nashville Gas Christmas Parade on Friday, Dec. 4.
All winning entries will be displayed on Red River waste collection trucks from December 2009 through May 2010 and will be seen by more than 9,000 people each day while the trucks are on their routes. For complete Beautiful Nashville Art Contest rules, visit

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