a contest Special to all
Click Here to view the Winners of the three categories
As the October 1 preliminary deadline for the 2004 HSLDA Art Contest approached, the mailroom staff appeared daily at my office door with armloads of entries. For me it was like Christmas. I couldn't wait to see what was inside each package.
This year's theme was "Special to MePeople, Places, and Things That Are Special to Me." Entrants created pictures of family members, pets, lots of horses, and a wide variety of other subjects special to the artist. In early October, five judges reviewed the copies of the artwork that had been entered and chose 30 finalists, who were asked to send in their actual artwork. The judges then reconvened for a couple of hoursagonizing over some extremely difficult decisionsto select the winners.
The contest brought in 510 entries (compared to 127 in 2003, our first year): 169 in Category I (ages 7 10), 216 in Category II (ages 1114), and 125 in Category III (ages 1518). Thanks to all these entries, the contest raised over $3,000 for the Home School Foundation's Special Needs Children's Fund.
HSLDA and the judges would like to congratulate the winners and commend all those who entered for a job well done. As you can see by the entries pictured with this article, the quality of the artwork was amazing.
Due to the success of this year's contest, we are planning to add a photo contest next year. Details will be available at http://www.hslda.org in the spring of 2005.