MECA's Annual Youth Essay Contest

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Maine College of Art’s Annual Youth Essay Contest 2015

At MECA, we believe art is essential to a healthy society and a thriving culture. We want to empower our youth to engage in art making that changes who they are and how they see the world. To this end, we are offering full summer camp scholarships to the two students who answer the essay question below with the most conviction and clarity of expression.  Artists are innovative, hard working problem solvers who play a critical role in our society-- we want to help you get there.

 

Essay Question:

Tell us about an art experience you've had that you'll never forget. How has it inspired you to want to make art at MECA this summer? Feel free to talk about any art medium (visual or performing arts) made either by you or someone else in your response.

 

CATEGORIES: Ages 8 -10, 11-13, and 14-17

DEADLINE: April 30, 2015

PRIZES: Ever dream of going to art school? Well, here’s your chance! The contest winners will receive one free summer art pass. This means that you could win a summer of free art education from the Maine College of Art. Painting, Drawing, Gaming, Fashion, Sculpture, Photography, Music and more—we offer a comprehensive arts program for kids and teens.

ELIGIBILITY & RULES: Contestants must compose an original essay with limited-to-no guidance from adults.  All contestants must adhere to the age requirements (as of June 22, 2015) of each category. The essay must be a minimum of 250 words and not exceed 500. To accept the award, winners must to be available to participate in at least 3 weeks of MECA’s summer programming. Camps are non-transferable.

HOW TO ENTER: Once you've completed your essay, fill out our online form found at meca.edu/cs. Submitting the form requires you to get authorization from your parents. So before you send in your essay, be sure to explain what the competition is all about and make sure that your parents are in full support!

JUDGING: Each entry will be judged based on originality, clarity of thought and motivation, and expressiveness in writing. Winners will be contacted by phone during the first week in May 2015. Three winners (ages 8-10, 11-13 and 14-17) will receive a summer of free art camps at MECA.

 

NEED MORE INFO? CONTACT:

Courtney Cook
Director of Continuing Studies
ccook@meca.edu
207.699.5061

 

DEADLINE: April 30, 2015

CATEGORIES: 
Ages 8–10, 11–13, and 14–17

NEED MORE INFO? CONTACT:

Courtney Cook
Director of Continuing Studies
ccook@meca.edu
207.699.5061

 

This essay contest is made possible thanks to the support of:

 

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