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2016 Art Contest
September 22, 2016
The 2016 Emergency Preparedness Art Contest
for  Kindergarten – Senior High Students

2016 Poster

Memphis Light, Gas and Water’s Emergency Preparedness Art Contest is designed to give all students residing within the MLGW service areas of Shelby County the opportunity to learn about how to prepare for an emergency and share ideas by creating art poster entries.


General Rules:

  • All students enrolled in grades K-12 attending ANY school within Shelby County or are home schooled within Shelby County are eligible to enter the contest.
  • Please attach the official Artwork Entry and Release Form   securely to the back of the artwork with tape along all sides of the page. 


Specific Art Form Rules:

  • The students’ art work must be mounted on a sturdy mat board, foam board, cardboard, or poster board that is suitable for display. The required art work entry including the mounting must measure 17” x 11” or the art 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.
  • Photographs and computer-generated artwork will not be accepted.
  •  Framed or laminated entries will NOT be accepted


Submission Process:

  • Shelby County Schools:

All student contestants should submit their artwork to the art teacher at their school for submission before 4 p.m., Friday, December 2, 2016 to:

            James Wells
            Shelby County Schools Visual Arts and Theatre Coordinator
            Teaching and Learning Academy
            2485 Union Annex
            Memphis TN 38112

  • Home Schools, Parochial Schools, Private Schools, Charter Schools, Montessori and Independent Schools:

All K-12 students attending schools other than Shelby County Schools, but located within Shelby County are eligible to participate and enter the contest. Students/teachers should submit their artwork entries before 4 p.m., Friday, December 2, 2016 to:

Felicia Peat
Children’s Museum of Memphis
2525 Central Avenue
Memphis TN 38104

Judging and Awards:

  • MLGW will oversee the judging of the artwork with non-employee judges.
  • The entries will be judged on their ability to clearly and creatively communicate the theme:
    “Emergency Preparedness”
  • Entries will be judged in three categories – elementary school (grades K-5), middle school (grades 6-8), and high school (grades 9-12). 
  • Each student winner (K-5, 6-8 and 9-12) will receive a $125 award.
  • Each winner’s teacher will receive a $125 gift certificate to the Art Center. 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.
  • For additional information: or call (901)528-4820.