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March 29, 2011 > Calling all Picassos, Van Goghs, Rembrandts

Calling all Picassos, Van Goghs, Rembrandts

Submitted By Rena Dein

Show what you know - namely your artistic talent. Entries will be displayed at the Fremont Aqua Adventure Waterpark. The City of Fremont in conjunction with the Fremont Recycling and Transfer Station is hosting an Art Contest during Spring Break (April 25-29). The contest is open to high school students who live in Fremont and are interested in promoting sustainability through art. Through the Art Contest, high school students have an opportunity to make a difference, showcase their artistic talents and receive community service hours.

Official Contest Rules:
Participants must be Fremont residents and between 9th -12th grade in high school interested in promoting the concept of sustainability through art.

What does that term "sustainability" mean?

1) The capacity to endure.
2) A means of configuring civilization and human activity so that society, its members and its economies are able to meet their needs and express their greatest potential in the present, while preserving biodiversity and natural ecosystems, planning and acting for the ability to maintain these ideals for future generations. (Phew! That's a lot to think about - now, figure out how to show that through a painted image)

The focus is on green, green, green - renewable resources, resource conservation, clean water, clean air and the environment.

Suggested topics:
Storm Drain Awareness (where things go when they go down the drain)
Water Conservation
Renewable Power Sources
Earth-Friendly Landscaping (native plants)
Invasive Aquatic Species

Contest Guidelines:
Artwork, no larger than 11" x 17"; may use any medium (markers; colored pencils; crayons / pastels; pen/ink; watercolor paints; digital imagery).

VERY IMPORTANT: The artwork must be easy to replicate and attractive in a much larger size. Winning projects will be painted onto table tops at the dining area of the Waterpark.

Judging:
Entries will be judged on effectiveness of the message, creativity, educational aspects and uniqueness.

Please direct questions to Bethany Valenzuela at bvalenzuela@blt-enterprises.com, phone (510) 252-0500, or online at http://www.fremont.gov/index.aspx?NID=1259. Entries will be accepted no later than 4 p.m., Friday, April 15.

No entry fee. Prizes will be awarded.

Send artwork to:
Fremont Recycling & Transfer Station
Attention: High School Waterpark Art Contest
41149 Boyce Road, Fremont, CA 94538
OR
Fax to Rena Dein at (510) 494-4753

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