Trees NC announces the launch of its 2014 NC Arbor Day Art Contest for Randolph County youth - and tree lovers of all ages. “We encourage folks to get creative and express their unique vision of what trees represent to them,” said artist and cartoonist Rich Powell who will serve as a judge for the competition.
Rules for the competition are simple – all entries must be submitted on a standard sized 8.5” x 11” paper. Beyond that, the art may incorporate paint, crayon, pencil, or other media. Entries will be judged in the following age categories: 6 years and under, 7-9, 10-12, 13-18 and 19 and older. To qualify for the competition, participants are asked to deliver their tree themed art to Books-A-Million at the Randolph Mall in Asheboro by Wednesday, March 12th.
A variety of fun prizes will be awarded to contest winners. Sponsors for this year’s event include Randolph Electric Membership Corporation, Chic-Fil-A, Trees NC, the NC Zoo, Randolph Mall, the City of Asheboro, Randolph County office of Cooperative Extension, and the Courier-Tribune.
Contest winners will receive their awards during the NC Arbor Day Celebration to be held on Friday March 21st at Randolph Mall’s Center Court. This event promises both fun and educational opportunities for the entire family, and will include a Tree-Give-Away, educational tables from local environmental organizations, a flag ceremony and music by the Charles W. McCrary Elementary School UNITE Club Drum Group and the Musical Mustangs.
The TREES NC mission is to inspire and inform citizens at the grassroots level to work together as environmental advocates in their communities. In this capacity TREES NC has engaged thousands of individuals in tree plantings, stream clean-ups, litter pick-up walks, gardening projects and mentor-based leadership programs.
For more information call 336-505-7062.