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Kiwanis Club conducts Double Decker art contest for elementary school kids

Students from public, private and home school are all invited to participate in the Kiwanis Club’s inaugural Double Decker Art Contest.

The Double Decker Art Contest is an opportunity for students third through sixth grades to showcase their thinking skills through art expression. The subject of the student’s artwork is their personal interpretation of the Double Decker Arts and Music Festival.

According to the guidelines, all work must be submitted on the Official Kiwanis Double Decker Contest Entry Form. Art submissions may be done as a painting or drawing and will be judged on originality of design, clarity of theme message and artistic merit. Prizes will be awarded in each grade level. First place winners will receive chicken for a year provided by the local Chick-fil-A restaurant. Second place winners will receive one and a half hours of bowling for up to six people including shoe rentals, one large pizza, and one pitcher of soda along with five $5 game cards, one LazerMaze Challenge and two Malco movie passes. The third Place winners will receive a T-shirt and gift basket from Holli’s Sweet Tooth as well as a $25 gift certificate from Square Books.

To enter, students must submit their original artwork on the Official Kiwanis Double Decker Art Contest Entry Form along with an entry fee of $10. Adding excitement to the contest the class in each grade level that enters the most entries in the contest will win a party sponsored by McDonald’s and the teacher will win $100 for classroom materials.

The deadline for entries is Thursday March 24, and may be dropped off at the front office of each school, Allen Samuels dealership or The Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce. Official entry forms will also be available at these same locations and in all schools. Students may enter as often as they wish.

Sharon Vitter, wife to Ole Miss Chancellor Jeffrey S. Vitter, will be presenting the awards to the children at an awards reception on Wednesday April 13, at the Allen Samuels Showroom at 5:30 p.m. The awards reception will include a silent auction of the student’s artwork with proceeds going to the Kiwanis Club.

A special thanks to contest title sponsors Chick-fil-A, Premier Lanes Family Entertainment Center, Holli’s Sweet Tooth, McDonald’s Restaurant and Office Depot. Other sponsors include Bradley Gordon, Cicada, Katherine Beck, Malco Theatres and Square Books.