Assignment for February
Subject: My Hero — Draw or paint your hero. It could be someone you know or have met personally, or it could be someone you admire from history. Heroes come in all varieties: a sibling, parent, teacher or anyone from your community. Please include the name of your hero and why you admire him or her so much.
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 — My Hero, P.O. Box 100912, Nashville, TN 37224. (Please make sure you include the title!)
Deadline: Entries must be postmarked by Friday, March. 1.
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.
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.