The Service League of Natchitoches presents the Spirit of Christmas Art Contest

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The Service League of Natchitoches announces the Spirit of Christmas Art Contest to help celebrate the magic of the holiday season. Natchitoches Parish elementary and high school students and students home-schooled in Natchitoches Parish who are in kindergarten through twelfth grade are invited to participate in the Service League of Natchitoches’ Spirit of Christmas Art Contest.
The contest was created to help spread the message of giving, hope, good cheer, love, understanding, helping and goodwill towards all during this holiday season. These are the feelings of Christmas that support the things that go along with this beautiful holiday like presents, children, Christmas trees, decorations, parties, cookies, candy and more. Students are encouraged to depict what makes the season special to them and their families.
One winning design will be selected from each category: Division I, K – 4th; Division II, 5th – 8th; and Division III, 9th – 12th grades. From the three winning division entries, the overall grand prize winner will be selected by the SLN executive officers. The student who designs the overall best artwork will be awarded $100. Students who create the remaining two winning designs will each win $50. The top 10 designs in each category and the three winning designs will be showcased at the Prud’homme Rouquier House during the Natchitoches Historic Foundation’s Christmas Tour of Homes and on the Service League of Natchitoches social media posts, newsletters and media announcements, and on the Service League of Natchitoches website.
The contest began Oct. 17. Deadline for submissions is Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. All entries must be mailed to The Service League of Natchitoches Art Contest, P.O. Box 2206, Natchitoches, LA 71457. Teachers and school administrators can coordinate a school-wide pickup by emailing serviceleagueofnatchitoches@gmail.com to schedule a pick-up time. Winners will be announced Dec. 4 and prizes will be distributed the same week. For a complete list of contest rules and entry forms visit, www.Service-League.net/artcontest.
DESIGN RULES
• Artwork must be submitted on an 8.5” x 11” piece of paper (landscape format is recommended).
• Artwork must include the slogan “Spirit of Christmas” and illustrate the hope, peace, love and joy of the Christmas Season.
• Collages, computer-generated artwork, photography or photocopies will not be accepted.
• Artwork must be two-dimensional, using any of the following: watercolor, acrylic or oil paints, colored pencil, colored markers, ink, charcoal, pastels and crayons.
• Designs must not include company logos, product brands or store names.
• Designs must not be framed or mounted.
• Designs must not be folded or damaged.
• Students may choose to sign their artwork; however, the winner’s name will be printed next to his or her design if it wins, so signing is not necessary.
The Service League of Natchitoches, Inc., is an organization of women dedicated to helping those in need and supporting the cultural, historical, educational, and charitable endeavors of Natchitoches, thus enhancing the efficiency of community service.