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The Old Conway Preservation Society and the Faulkner County Historical Society are sponsoring the "Art in Architecture: Historic Homes of Conway" art competition for the eighth year.

The competition is to instill love and respect for Faulkner County’s cultural and historical heritage, according to the news release.

All students in grades Kindergarten through 12th grade who attend the educational institutions in Faulkner County, or are home schooled, can participate. Residential and commercial buildings or structures must be at least 50 years old, or built before 1963, to be eligible to be used as art subjects.

Contest Rules:

• All entries must be original works created without aid from others.

• Elementary and intermediate school (grades K-six) students’ art work should be 12"x18" in size in order to fit within the matting provided for winning works at the exhibit for this age category. Anything larger must be matted by the individual for the exhibit if it is chosen as a winning piece.

• It is desirable that junior and senior high school (grades 7-12) students’ art work be no larger than 16" X 20". Students at this level must provide their own mat board and cardboard or foam board backing for their work for exhibition. Matting must be white.

• Entries must be 2-dimensional freehand works drawn on paper or canvas using traditional medium (pencil, crayon, paint, colored pencils, pastels, pen and ink, etc.)

• Chalk and charcoal works should be sprayed with a fixative before submitting and oil paintings must be dry.

• No 3-dimensional works will be accepted

• Only one entry per student will be accepted.

• All entries must have the following information included displayed on the back: Student’s name, grade, school’s name, teacher’s name, school’s telephone number and the address of the home or building that was drawn or painted.

• Entries lacking complete and legible information or other stated specifications will be disqualified.

• Artwork needs to be placed in a portfolio (can be self-made) that allows the works to be secured together for easy transporting and in a method that keeps the pictures from bending. A piece of poster paper folded in half with two sides taped or stapled works well for the elementary level. Wrapping larger matted pieces with bulletin board paper or placing them in a cardboard box is also great. Art needs to be complete and ready for pick up at school locations by April 18th, 2013. Home schooled students may drop off their artwork submissions at Strategic Wealth Partners, Inc. at 1507 Caldwell Street, Conway, AR (501-329-2054).

• Artwork not selected for exhibition will be returned to the schools by May 10, 2013.

• Permission slips for the City Hall Exhibit must be secured before art work can be exhibited there.

• Entry in the contest constitutes consent for the artwork to be utilized along with the winners’ names in future editorial, advertising, and publicity mediums.

• Submissions, copyright and reproduction rights become the property of The Old Conway Preservation Society and the Faulkner County Historical Society and may be used by the organizations to create promotional materials and products for sale without restrictions by the artist.

• Artwork will be signed in and out to insure against loss of art works.

Art subject:

Homes, buildings or structures must be at least 50 years old or older and can be located anywhere within the city of Conway or Faulkner County.

Judging:

Separate elementary and secondary rubrics have been developed. Participant entries will be evaluated on how well the artwork submitted represents the historical subject.

Exhibition and Awards: Information about any other exhibit or awards ceremony will be announced at a later date.

For more information, contact Nancy Mitchell 472-5299 or e-mail nancymitchell@conwaycorp.net