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Maine College Of Art Announces Summer Of Art Essay Competition For Youth 9 12 Teens 13 17

MECA Announces SUMMER OF ART Essay Competition for Youth (9-12) & Teens (13-17)

Posted: 2014-03-25

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MECA Wants to Know: What Would a Summer of Making Art Mean to You? How Do You Feel This Experience Would Benefit Your Creative Growth?


Portland, Maine – For the first time ever, MECA will be hosting an essay competition for two lucky students -- one youth (age 9-12) and one teen (age 13-17) to receive a free summer art pass. Students of all skill levels and backgrounds are encouraged to participate to win a summer of free art education from the Maine College of Art. Painting, graphic design, photography and more—MECA offers a comprehensive range of summer arts programming.
 

ESSAY QUESTION:
What would a summer making art at MECA mean to you? How do you feel this experience would benefit your creative growth? 
Feel free to talk about any art you've made, would like to make, or any art that inspires you in your answer.

CATEGORIES: 
YOUTH Category: Ages 9 - 12
TEEN Category: Ages 13-17

DEADLINE: 
April 25

ELIGIBILITY & RULES
All contestants must adhere to the age requirements of each category. Contestants must compose an original essay with limited guidance from others. The essay must be 250-500 words.

HOW TO ENTER:
Once you've completed your essay, fill out our Online form (www.meca.edu/essaycontest -- see 'Apply Now' tab). Submitting the form requires parent authorization. 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 '14.

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For more information please contact:  Raffi Der Simonian | 207.699.5010 | rdersimonian@meca.edu