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Deadline Nearing for International Art Competition for Youth

  • 1 May 2012

Youth ages 13 to 18 are invited to participate in the Church History Museum’s first International Art Competition for Youth. The deadline for submissions is June 1.

As the June 1 submission deadline nears, the Church History Museum reiterates its invitation to artists ages 13 to 18 to participate in its first-ever International Art Competition for Youth.

Artists of all media, style, and skill levels are invited to create works that express what the Lord’s exhortation to “arise and shine forth” (D&C 115:5) means to them.

Artwork submitted to the competition must have been created after January 1, 2009. Entrants can submit their work online through Friday, June 1, 2012. Each artist may submit one piece.

“No matter how imperfect our youth may perceive their artistic talents to be, it is remarkable how something as simple as a drawing, a photograph, or a sculpture can touch another person’s spirit and become a great source of spiritual strength to them,” said Angela Ames, assistant curator of education at the museum. “And as the youth use their creative talents to spiritually edify and inspire others, they too will be inspired.”

Following two rounds of judging by a multimember jury, winners will be chosen and asked to send their original art to the museum. Their entries will be shown in a museum exhibit that will run from November 16, 2012, through June 17, 2013. The work will also be showcased on the competition’s website.

Youth who have questions can visit the competition’s webpage or send questions to youthartcomp@ldschurch.org.