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Lilly Center Art Contest

Reflecting on the value of water, creatively expressing those reflections.

Each year, the Lilly Center Art Contest invites 9-18-year-olds from across Kosciusko County to submit their creative depiction of our local waterways. Artists with winning entries receive cash prizes and the privilege of having their artwork on display in the community and featured in a calendar.


2020-21 Lilly Center Art Contest: Lake and stream habitats

Prizes will be awarded for First ($50), Second ($40) and Third ($30) places with honorable mentions ($10). Winners will be selected in each of the following age categories: 9/10, 11/12, 13/14, 15/16, 17/18.

Artwork must be submitted by April 1, 2021.

Pieces can be delivered to Caitlin Yoder at the Lilly Center, located on Grace College’s campus. The office is open 9am-5pm, Monday through Friday. A 2021 calendar, featuring the 2019-20 winning entries, is also available for pick-up!

Contest Rules

Artwork is evaluated based on creativity, artistic merit and depiction of the theme.

One entry per student. Students may use any medium, but the artwork must be one-dimensional and should not be folded, mounted, matted or framed. Do not use sand, glitter or material that may flake. A fixative must be sprayed on work using pastel or charcoal. Artwork should be neither smaller than 8”x10” or larger than 16”x20”. No artwork depicting invasive species (i.e. trumpeter and tundra swans are acceptable, mute swans are not) will be considered.

Entry forms must be attached to the upper right corner on the back of the entry.

Artwork is returned to students after the judging process, unless the artwork is a winning selection. Winning selections will be returned following display around the community.  


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