Posted on 03/28/17
Monroe, NC –In honor and recognition of Earth Day, The Union County Heritage Festival Committee is hosting an Earth Day art contest, open to all Union County Public Schools 7th and 8th grade art students. Each middle school may submit two entries for judging. The entries from each school will be on display
at the Union County Heritage Festival on April 22, 2017, at the Union County Agricultural Center.
Prizes include $100 to the first place winner, $50 for second place, $25 for third place and crowd favorite, with $100 to the first place winner’s art department. At the festival attendees will be encouraged to vote on their favorite art piece. The art piece with the most votes will earn the title ‘Crowd Favorite’. Prizes will be awarded at the festival at 3:00 p.m.
The art work is to be created with at least 90% recycled content, be no greater than 2’ x 2’ x 2’, 2D or 3D, and be the sole and original work of the student. Entries must include an index card with a description of the art, what makes it earth friendly, and a list of the recycled materials used. Entries are due March 31.
The Union County Heritage Festival is hosted annually by the Union County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Association. The festival is an educational and fun event focused on the celebration and stewardship of the bounties of the earth and Union County citizens and communities. At the event there will be a vendor fair, heritage art demonstrations, garden and nature exhibits and talks, creative and educational activities for children, live bluegrass music, food vendors, the Master Gardeners Spring Plant Sale, and the Wild Turkey 5K Trail Run and Walk at 8:00 a.m.
The Union County Extension Master Gardener Volunteers’ mission is to foster a partnership to create a sustainable community through education and implementation. They offer Successful Gardener classes to the public, maintain a website of useful gardening information, monitor a call system called the Growline at 704-283-3822 or email@example.com and offer three Sales events per year.