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Cheshire's 'Art in the Gardens' Children's Art Contest

Show off your children's artistic talent on Cheshire Patch and they could win a $50 gift certificate!

Do you have a budding Mary Cassatt or Winslow Homer at home? If your refrigerator is covered with your child's artistic creations, enter them in Cheshire Patch's "Art in the Garden" contest.

We're proud to partner with Cheshire Nursery Garden Center & Flower Shop and the Cheshire Art League for the 4th annual Art Show and Sale at The Cheshire Nursery.

In conjunction with the show, Cheshire Patch is holding a children's art contest with a grand prize of a $50 gift certificate. To get started, take photos of your children's art and upload the images to this article. Only parents are allowed to upload the artwork and only the child's first name will be shown on the site. See the full contest rules here. 

Here is more important information:

  • Artwork may be submitted from noon, Oct. 1, until Sat. Oct 6. at 5:59 p.m.
  • Patch editors will choose ten pieces of artwork which will advance to the voting round. 
  • The community will be able to vote for their favorite artwork beginning Mon. Oct. 8 at 6 a.m.
  • The winners will be announced at the opening reception of "Art in Gardens" on Fri. Oct. 12. Visitors to the show will be able vote on the artwork as well! Voting closes on Oct. 12 at 6:30 p.m.

Here are the prizes:

  • A $50 gift certificate will be awarded to the grand prize winner.
  • A $25 gift certificate will be awarded for second prize
  • A $15 gift certificate will be awarded for third prize
  • A $10 gift certificate will be awarded in a special category for kindergarten students. (Please note which artwork was created by a kindergarten student.)

Questions? Contact Cheshire Patch Editor Leslie Hutchison at leslie.hutchison@patch.com. 

Leslie Hutchison October 01, 2012 at 04:52 PM
These photos are from the Cheshire School District's public art project at Cheshire Town Hall!
Sylvia Nichols October 02, 2012 at 02:00 PM
Wow - such creativity -- can't wait to see more!!! Send your pictures right away to be part of the fun!!!
Leslie Hutchison October 03, 2012 at 12:08 PM
The entries are rolling in! Show off your child's artwork and they could win a $50 gift certificate!
Leslie Hutchison October 05, 2012 at 07:37 PM
Thanks, Cathy for submitting the drawing. Jagger is quite an artist!

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