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MLGW’s 2022 Art Contest

“Disaster Preparedness: Crisis Crusher”

Poster Art Contest for

Kindergarten – Senior High Students

2022 ART CONTEST GUIDELINES

2022 Art Contest Poster
2022 Artwork Entry and Release Form
2021 Art Contest Winners

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The 2022 theme of the MLGW Poster Art Contest is “Disaster Preparedness” and Memphis Light, Gas and Water wants students to help in designing the newest MLGW Power League Superhero, “Crisis Crusher.”

Superhero Crisis Crusher’s mission is to encourage students to learn about disaster preparedness and be conscious of the key steps to be taken before, during and after any disaster situation.

The “Disaster Preparation: Crisis Crusher” Poster Art Contest is designed to tap students’ imagination in creating a visual image of the “Crisis Crusher” Power League Superhero character while conveying knowledge that students and parents can use to prepare, act and react in crisis situations. The students’ work should include their own original version of the “Crisis Crusher” Power League Superhero character.

General Rules:

  • The students’ artwork must include an original, graphical version of the “Crisis Crusher” Power League Superhero character and a disaster preparedness message. The superhero character can be male or female.
     
  • The submission must include the MLGW logo.
     
  • All students enrolled in grades K-12 attending ANY school within Shelby County or being home-schooled within Shelby County are eligible to enter the contest.

ALL participants must complete and attach the official “2022 Artwork Entry and Release Form” securely to the back of the physical artwork with tape along all sides. Participants can also complete the “2022 Artwork Entry and Release Form” and upload a digital copy of their artwork electronically at https://form.jotform.com/223454535385056.

 

Specific Art Form Rules:

  • The students’ artwork in physical form must be mounted on a sturdy mat board, foam board, cardboard, or poster board that is suitable for display. The artwork entry, including the mounting, must measure 11” x 17” or the work will NOT be eligible as an entry for the contest.
     
  • Each entry must be the original work of the student submitting the artwork. Use of copyrighted material automatically disqualifies the entry. The only copyrighted item that can (and must) be used is the MLGW logo.
     
  • Computer-generated artwork IS acceptable.
     
  • Framed or laminated entries are NOT accepted.
     

For additional information, please email gmoulin@mlgw.org exclusively.

PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL OR CALL OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS AT THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF MEMPHIS OR SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOLS WITH CONTEST-RELATED QUESTIONS. THEIR ONLY ROLE IS THE COLLECTION OF STUDENTS’ PHYSICAL ARTWORK.

 

Submission Process

Shelby County Schools (SCS) students and all K-12 students attending schools other than SCS but located within Shelby County are eligible to participate and enter the contest.

Artwork entries in physical form

Artwork entries in physical form should be submitted by 4 p.m., Friday, December 16, 2022 to:

Sofia Olenchek
Development Manager
The Children’s Museum of Memphis
2525 Central Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104-5926
sofia.olenchek@cmom.com

OR

Jennifer Shiberou
Fine Arts Advisor - Visual Art & Theatre
Shelby County Schools
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
TLA Annex, 2485 Union Ave
Memphis, TN 38112
shiberoujp@scsk12.org
 

Artwork entries in physical form by postal mail

Parents and teachers can mail the completed entry and student artwork by 4 p.m., Friday, December 16, 2022 to 220 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103

 

Artwork entries in electronic form by email

Parents and teachers can also submit the completed entry and student artwork online as a .png, or .jpg to mlgwcsr@mlgw.org by 4 p.m., Friday, December 16, 2022.

 

Artwork entries in electronic form by upload

Participants can also complete the “2022 Artwork Entry and Release Form” and upload a digital copy of their artwork electronically at https://form.jotform.com/223454535385056 by 4 p.m., Friday, December 16, 2022.

IN THE EVENT THAT THE SUBMISSION BECOMES A CATEGORY WINNER, THE ORIGINAL ARTWORK WILL NEED TO BE PROVIDED TO MLGW. IN ALL CASES, ENTRIES MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY THE COMPLETED “2022 ARTWORK ENTRY AND RELEASE FORM.”

 

Judging and Awards:

MLGW will oversee the judging of the artwork with non-employee judges. Submissions will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Artistic merit and creativity.
     
  • Representation of the theme character, use of the MLGW logo, and approach to the contest theme.
     
  • Theme communication: How well the contest theme “Natural Disaster Preparedness” is expressed in the artwork.
     
  • Artwork will be entered and judged in four categories: Elementary school, grades K-2; Elementary school, grades 3-5; Middle school, grades 6-8; and High school, grades 9-12.
     
  • Children of MLGW employees are NOT allowed to enter or participate in the Contest.
     

Each category winner (K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12) will receive a $125 gift card.

Each winner’s teacher will receive a $125 gift card.

Home-schooled students will need validation of instructor from their parent/instructor.

All entries will become the property of MLGW and may be used for promotional purposes.

 

Teacher/Student/Parent Resources

MLGW, Natural Disaster Preparedness: http://www.mlgw.com/images/content/files/pdf/WeatheringNaturesFury-Internet.pdf

Ready.gov: Plan Ahead for Disasters https://www.ready.gov/

Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Recovery https://www.samhsa.gov/disaster-preparedness

Family Preparedness Plan https://www.habitat.org/our-work/disaster-response/disaster-preparedness-homeowners/family-preparedness-plan

For Contest information, please email gmoulin@mlgw.org exclusively.

PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL OR CALL OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS AT THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF MEMPHIS OR SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOLS WITH CONTEST-RELATED QUESTIONS. THEIR EXCLUSIVE ROLE IS THE COLLECTION OF STUDENTS’ ARTWORK.