Assignment for February
Subject: Anything I Want — You decide what to draw or paint. No more topics. It’s up to you. Good luck!
Three age categories: 1 to 9, 10 to 14 and 15 to 18 years old. Each group will have first-, second- and third-place winners.
Media: Drawing or painting on 81⁄2-by-11-inch unlined paper. We encourage the use of color.
Entry: Send your original art to: The Tennessee Magazine, Artist’s Palette — February, P.O. Box 100912, Nashville, TN 37224. (Please make sure you include the title!)
Deadline: Entries must be postmarked by Monday, March 3.
Include: Your name, age, address, phone number and electric cooperative. Leaving anything out will result in disqualification. Artwork will not be returned unless you include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your submission. Each entry needs its own SASE, please. Siblings must enter separately with their own envelopes. Attention teachers: You may send multiple entries in one envelope along with one SASE with sufficient postage.
Winners will be published in the April issue of The Tennessee Magazine. First place wins $50, second place wins $30 and third place wins $20. Winners are eligible to enter again after six months. Winners will receive their checks, artwork and a certificate of placement within 30 days of publication.
We are continually inspired by our young artists. Remember, it takes time to make good artwork. Just like food, we can get it fast or we can get it good. And the vast majority of entries we receive are good — for starters. It’s clear that while some are well drawn, the artists didn’t have the time or patience to really make them winners. The youngest age group gets some leniency for obvious reasons, but even then the same rule can apply. Thank you for the inspiration, and good luck!