The Yavapai County Arizona Centennial Committee and Yavapai County School Superintendent Tim Carter are pleased to announce the winners of the Arizona Centennial Card Design Contest.
Each year, the Yavapai County Education Service Agency asks for voluntary student art submissions, which are then judged, with the winning entries being used as beautiful and authentic holiday cards that are sent to schools, elected officials, and community members. This year to celebrate the Arizona Centennial, the agency teamed up with the Yavapai County Arizona Centennial Committee to focus the student art work on Arizona’s birthday, including our past, present, and future.
Courtesy of our major corporate partner, Credit Union West, funding has been made available so each individual student who took part will have their card mailed back to them on February 14, 2012, with the Arizona Commemorative Stamp and the First Day Issue Cancellation to serve as a souvenir of this historic occasion. This year three winning designs were chosen. A committee of staff from the Education Service Agency narrowed the twenty two hundred (2200) entries down to twenty (20) in each of three (3) categories, K- 4, 5-8 and 9-12. Using non tax revenue, each winning design won a cash prize of $150 to use in the student’s classroom for technology, books, art supplies, or other educational materials. Centennial Card Committee Chair Mary Liggit, said “Our goal was to have as many Yavapai County students as possible participate and enjoy a State Centennial Souvenir, so that they all have a special keep-sake!”
Congratulations to the following students who sent in the award-winning designs: Tyler Nelson a 4th grader from Taylor Hicks School (K-4 category), Joanna Westling a 5th grader from Mountain View Prep (5-8 category) and Anastasia Bryce a 10th grader at Chino Valley High School (high school category).
Contest requirements included the following:
1. Design should be original, solely created by the student. One design per student, please.
2. Art work must fit on the blank area of the post card provided. It can be oriented in portrait or landscape format.
3. Designs must be two dimensional (or flat) so that it can be easily reproduced on a copy machine. (This means there shouldn’t be any parts that stand or pop-up on the design.) It can be created with crayons, cut and pasted paper, pencil/ink/markers; please don’t use glitter as this won’t copy well in reproduction.
4. The design must relate to the Arizona Centennial and may include aspects of the winter holiday season.
5. Bright colors and strong graphics are preferred. Words should be minimal and if used, focus on the Arizona Centennial.
6. Designs should be sent to the Yavapai County Education Service Agency by November 1, 2011.
The Yavapai County Arizona Centennial Committee and the Yavapai County Education Service Agency are proud of our young people and their accomplishments. Superintendent Carter said “the fact that participation included 2200 students, supported by 38 teachers from 26 different schools shows an ever increasing fascination with the Arizona Centennial.”