Solstice festival T-shirt design wanted
Organizers of the 26th annual Moose Pass Summer Solstice Festival are seeking T-shirt designs to be the symbol of this year's festival. Designs should be done in black and white and must include the words "Moose Pass Summer Solstice Festival 2004." Submissions can be sent to the Moose Pass Sportsmen's Club, Attn: Judy Odhner, P.O. Box 72, Moose Pass, AK 99631.
Designs are due by Friday. The winner will receive a T-shirt and mug.
Contest entry deadline coming up
Reading Rainbow is inviting youngsters to participate in its 10th annual Reading Rainbow Young Writers and Illustrators contest. Children from kindergarten to third grade are encouraged to write and illustrate their own stories and enter them. Applications are available at Alaska One television stations: KTOO in Juneau, KUAC in Fairbanks and KYUK in Bethel and on the KTOO Web site at www.ktoo.org. The deadline to receive entries is Monday.
Entries are judged locally and every child who enters the contest receives a certificate of achievement signed by Reading Rainbow's host LeVar Burton. Local first-place winners advance to the national competition.
All national grand prize, second- and third-place winners will have their stories featured on pbskids.org. They also will receive a Reading Rainbow library set of 10 DVDs and matching feature books.
For additional information, contact the nearest Alaska One station, call (907) 586-1670 or visit www.ktoo.org.
Art workshops offered
Stephanie Cox will teach four art workshops for a week starting Monday. Each workshop will be composed of two, two-hour days. On Monday and Tuesday, exploring color using paints for kindergarten through third-graders will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon and introductory batik for fourth- through eighth-graders will be offered from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
On Wednesday and March 25, textured animal sculptures will be offered for kindergarten through third-graders from 10 a.m. to noon and painting Georgia O'Keefe style will be offered for fourth- through eighth-graders from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Preregistration is $45 plus tax per student, per workshop. To register or for more information, call Cox at 260-7459 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Assault awareness writing contest held
The Kenai-Soldotna Women's Resource and Crisis Center is holding its second annual poetry and essay contest in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April. The contest is open to all area high school juniors and seniors.
The subject for submissions is "What can I do to stop dating violence-sexual assault in my school-town?" The submission deadline is March 26.
Two winners will be selected, one for poetry and one for essays. Prizes will be awarded at a reception, date and time to be announced.
For full contest information and rules, contact Barbara at WRCC at 283-9479 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Church soliciting for religious art entries
The Kenai United Methodist Church of the New Covenant at 607 Frontage Road in Kenai is accepting religious art submissions to celebrate its 50th anniversary.
Art can be in any media and submitted to Jim Evenson at the church by March 27. The exhibition will be from April 1 to May 1 at the church. For more information, call pastor Jon Walters at 283-7868.
Self portrait show open for entry
Art Works in Soldotna is accepting entries for a self-portrait exhibit that will open April 1.
The theme will be "Artist as Jester," to correspond with the opening date (April Fool's Day), but entries do not need to follow the theme to be eligible for display. Entries are due at Art Works by March 27.
Statewide poetry contest announced
The Fairbanks Arts Association's Literary Arts Committee is accepting entries for its 10th annual poetry contest.
Winners will be announced in April during National Poetry Month and will be published in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner's Heartland edition.
There are three divisions with prizes awarded in each. In the adult division, first prize is $150, second is $100 and third is $50. In the high school division, first prize is $100, second is $50 and third is $25. In the grade- and middle-school division, first place is $50, second is $30 and third is $15.
The entry deadline is 5 p.m. March 28. The entry fee for grade, middle and high school entrants is $3 per poem or $10 for four poems and for adults is $4 per poem or $13 for four poems. Entrants may submit no more than four poems. All poems must be original and each must be typed on a 8 1/2- by 11-inch sheet of paper and may not exceed 100 lines in length.
The cover page should include the author's name, address, phone number and category and the titles of all poems submitted. The author's name should not appear on any poems. No entries will be returned.
A list of winners will be sent if a self-addressed stamped envelope is included in the entry.
Entries and fees can be sent to Fairbanks Arts Association, FAA Poetry Contest 2004, P.O. Box 72786, Fairbanks, AK 99707. For more information, call (907) 456-6485 ext. 227 or e-mail fairbanks firstname.lastname@example.org.
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