December 5, 2003

Deadline for RI scholastic art competition is January 10th

Providence, RI -- Competition entries for the 2004 Rhode Island Scholastic Art Awards are due Saturday, January 10, 2004. Entry applications and categories have been mailed to all Rhode Island junior and high school art education departments in late October. For further details or to request additional entry forms, contact Mary Wayland at 401.274.3818 or online at http://www.ri.net/RIAEA/index.html.

Student entries will be judged in high school and junior high school divisions in categories ranging from Animation, Ceramics and Glass and Computer Art to Photography, Printmaking, and Video & Film.

The annual statewide scholastic art competition is sponsored by The Providence Journal in cooperation with the RI Art Education Association and community partner Alperts Furniture.

Winners of this competition will be honored at a February awards ceremony and their works will be displayed at Alperts Furniture Showplace, Route 6, in Seekonk, Mass. After that, the winning works will be sent for national judging to The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, in New York, a not-for-profit organization.

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