Subject: This is Me — Draw or paint a still life of things that help define who you are. Organize the still life in a way that is pleasing to the eye, and use lighting to create a dramatic effect. Search the Internet for classic still life paintings if you need inspiration. Our Google image search for “best still life paintings” turned up some amazing pieces. Think of this as a portrait of yourself without drawing your portrait or likeness but rather the things that make up your personality.
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 — This is Me, P.O. Box 100912, Nashville, TN 37224. (Please make sure you include the title!)
Deadline: Entries must be postmarked by Friday, May 31.
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 June 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.