Calling all student artists

Clay Today
Posted 11/29/17

ORANGE PARK – Budding student artists in Clay County have a unique opportunity to win a scholarship from one of Clay County’s premier arts organizations.

Concert on the Green, the nonprofit …

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Calling all student artists


ORANGE PARK – Budding student artists in Clay County have a unique opportunity to win a scholarship from one of Clay County’s premier arts organizations.

Concert on the Green, the nonprofit that supports visual and performing arts in Clay County is now accepting entries for its 2018 Poster Contest.

Winning students not only receive a scholarship, they are recognized for their work and will have a copy of a juried piece for their portfolios.

Using the theme of “A Celebration of Symphonic Music in an Outdoor Setting,” students have until March 2, 2018 to turn in their poster contest entries. There is not an entry fee for the contest and students can enter only one poster. The poster design must cover a 11-inch by 12-inch section of a 11-inch by 17-inch paper or canvas (saving five inches on the bottom). Any artistic medium can be used to create the poster.

When submitting a poster for our contest, make sure their art follows the theme and is sized properly. Students can ask their school art teacher for help or feedback when designing their posters.

The contest is open to any school-age student residing in Clay County, in grades 4-12. Students can attend a school outside Clay County as long as they reside in Clay County.

The purpose of the contest is to encourage Clay County students to seek and learn more about the finest forms of visual art and music.

All submitted artwork is released to Concert on the Green for the exclusive use of Concert on the Green. Students who need a copy for their portfolio, should take a picture beforehand.

Students must first register their poster in the website, fill out the Contest Checklist Submission Form and attach the form to the backside of their poster art. Posters must be delivered to Orange Park Town Hall, 2042 Park Avenue. All entries must be turned in by March 2, 2018 by 5 p.m.

Judging will be based on the artwork that will make the best poster for the upcoming Concert on the Green event on Sunday, May 27, 2018. Judging will be performed by at least three judges chosen for their expertise in visual arts and printing. Winners will be announced on or before Friday, March 31, 2018 and the winning entries will be framed for display and for the use of Concert on the Green.

Prizes will be awarded in the Elementary Division for 4th-6th grades, the Junior Division for 7th and 8th grades and Senior Division for grades 9-12.

Awards range from cash to college or art camp scholarships. The grand prize winner’s poster will be used as the official poster for the 2018 Concert on the Green event and will be used in all promotional materials for the event.

The Clay County school program responsible for producing the winning poster will receive a program grant, in addition to recognition via Concert on the Green press releases and news articles. All student winners will be recognized on the Concert on the Green website, at the Clay County Fair, and at the Memorial Day Weekend Concert on Sunday, May 27, 2018. For more information, contact Lauren Hoffman at or (904) 505-3051.


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