Last year, the Afterschool Alliance received thousands of youth artwork submissions from afterschool programs across the nation. Once again for 2015, they are encouraging all of their program participants to submit artwork that celebrates afterschool programs and conveys the importance of keeping the lights on afterschool.
The Afterschool Alliance knows how afterschool programs keep kids safe, help working families and inspire kids to learn. Have your youth participants show the world how their afterschool program has benefited their lives.
The 2015 Lights On Afterschool Poster contest is also a great opportunity for an afterschool program to gain national recognition for the great enrichment opportunities it offers since the winner's afterschool program will be credited on the poster, too!
The winning poster design will be printed on tens of thousands of posters and mailed to more than 8,000 Lights On Afterschool events worldwide. The winning artist will also be featured on the Afterschool Alliance site, blog, Afterschool Storybook and more.
The deadline for submissions is June 1, 2015.
Contest details and submission guidelines are available for download now by clicking here.
Keep in mind that the winning artwork will need to be scanned to become a digital image, so avoid using textures or raised materials.
They love bright colors that jump off the poster so please use materials that won't smear or rub off like markers, paint and pens. They often work better than crayons, watercolors or chalk.
Feel free to get your future graphic designers and computer programmers involved by encouraging them to submit their artwork in the digital form.