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Enter the Art Excellence Awards by November 3

Posted on Thursday October 26, 2017

Essex is looking to celebrate Essex County artists. Submit a work that depicts your dedication to your craft for a chance to win one of three cash prizes.

“The Art Excellence Awards are open to all residents of Essex County,” says ACT Committee Chairperson Peter Youngson. “Our goal is to raise awareness about the diverse nature of the arts in our community and to encourage people to participate in arts and culture activities.”

The submission deadline is Friday, November 3. All mediums will be accepted, including dance, sculpture, painting, and music. For ease of submission, photographs, images, video or digital recordings may be submitted with the application form found on the Art Excellence Awards page.

Three awards ranked first, second and third are available through this program. Prizes are as follows:
• First Place: $1,000
• Second Place: $650
• Third Place: $350

Submissions must be presented in a format that can be stored and judged at a later date. Original works may be submitted at one of the following Town of Essex facilities:
• Essex Recreation Complex, 242 Talbot Street North, Essex
• Essex Centre Sports Complex, 60 Fairview Avenue West, Essex
• Harrow and Colchester South Community Centre, 243 McAffee Street, Harrow

Additional details and rules can be found online at essex.ca on the “Art Excellence Awards” page. Telephone inquiries may be directed to the Essex Recreation Complex at 519-776-8992.

Awards will be determined through a juried process. Winners will be announced at a public exhibition to be held on Saturday, November 18.

The Art Excellence Awards are a project of the Arts, Culture and Tourism (ACT) Committee. The function of the committee is to advise council on arts and culture matters and to assist with actively promoting, developing and supporting arts and culture initiatives. Notable accomplishments include this year’s expanded “Tune Up the Parks” music series.