WINONA LAKE — The Lilly Center’s art contest returns for the 2022-23 school year.
Kosciusko County students in fourth through 12th grade are invited to submit art following this year’s theme: Imagining Life at the Lake: Past & Future.
Submissions to the art contest may be dropped off at the Lilly Center no later than Friday, March 31.
Championing native species is critical to the health of area lakes. To that end, no invasive species may be depicted in art contest submissions. For example, trumpeter and tundra swans are acceptable, but mute swans, an invasive species, are not.
Student artwork will be evaluated by the Grace College art department. Overall creativity, artistic merit and depiction of the theme are key components of a great entry.
Winning pieces are placed in a calendar for the following year, and winning artists receive cash prizes. As an added bonus, several winning pieces will be chosen to be printed on cards and bookmarks.
The art contest is one of four Lilly Center programs that focus on K-12 education. Lake Adventure Day, Classroom Lake Experience and destination field trips round out the rest. To sponsor the art contest and promote K-12 education programs in Kosciusko County, call (574) 372-5100 ext. 6446.
For a complete list of rules and details about how to enter, visit lakes.grace.edu/artcontest/.
SPLASHING AWAY — Pictured is an entry by Justine Ocken from Whitko High School, titled “Splashing Away.” Ocken received first place in the 10th grade category in the 21-22 art contest. Photo provided by The Lilly Center.