This student art contest is like no other student exhibition because the winning works are published in a wall calendar. The Cooperative Calendar goes to several thousand Indiana electric cooperative members/customers.
The contest is open to kindergarten through 12th-grade students in Indiana, with a winner chosen in each grade level. Each winner will receive a cash prize as well as his/her drawing published in the Cooperative Calendar of Student Art. Nine Honorable Mention winners will also receive a cash prize and have their artwork printed in a special section of the calendar. Judges will also select several hundred Award of Merit winners who will receive certificates for their efforts.
In past years, the contest has brought additional recognition through local and regional media coverage, even commissions, to some of our winning artists. The contest has increased self-esteem for students, created excitement and generated praise and thanks from art teachers, classroom teachers, school administrators and homeschoolers. The calendar art contest has won awards from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, the Cooperative Communicators Association and most recently the Certified Rural Electric Communicator Spotlight on Excellence program.
For more information, please call Communications Specialist Kelly Lynch at 260-636-2113 or 800-933-7362 or email her at [email protected].