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Entries Being Sought for African-American Heritage Art Contest


Community residents, as well as Eastern Illinois University students and staff, are invited to submit entries into a creative art contest being sponsored in celebration of African-American Heritage Month.

Art pieces including, but not limited to, paintings and sculptures should be brought to EIU's Afro-American Cultural Center, 1525 Seventh St. (just east of Old Main), between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2. A brief description of the work, along with an application form, should accompany the piece. There is no entrance fee.

The winner(s) will be announced during the African-American Heritage Month Banquet on Feb. 3, and also recognized at an African Student Association event on Feb. 18.

Rules for submission are as follows:

The contest is open to individuals, as well as to recognized student organizations, departments and residence halls on Eastern's campus. There is a limit of one submission per RSO, department, residence hall or individual.

Each submission must have an application. In addition, each RSO, department, residence hall or individual must have its/his/her name displayed or attached to the art work.

Each entry must have a brief, but detailed, description of the art work attached to the application.

Prizes will be awarded to the person(s) who created the artwork, not the person(s) who designed the art work.

No late entries accepted.

For information, contact Joycelynn Phillips at (217) 581-6692.



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Josh Reinhart, Public Information Coordinator

2142 Old Main
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
Fax: 217-581-8444

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