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Mississippi Children’s Museum hosts art competition to celebrate Bicentennial

The Mississippi Children’s Museum has announced they will host a Bicentennial Arts Competition is collaboration with the Office of Governor Phil Bryant, Department of Education, and Mississippi Department of Archives and History. 

The competition will be for students ages kindergarten through 12th grade. Submissions can include visual art, music, and poetry. The submissions will then be judged by a panel of community experts and the winners will be announced on November 11, 2017 at MCM.

The deadline for submissions has been extended until October 20, at 12 p.m. 

“Mississippi is known for its artists, and it is only fitting that the Mississippi Children’s Museum and our partners work together to spark the creative ideas of up and coming artist in our K-12 schools. The arts help children cultivate their voice at a young age, and children of all ages should be given the opportunity to share their voice. This arts competition will give us a glimpse into how our children view the past, present, and future of Mississippi,” said MCM Director of Education Jana Perry.

Photo courtesy of the Mississippi Children’s Museum

Winners will receive state-wide recognition as well as a variety of prizes from the partner organization. Those include a dinner at the Governor’s Mansion, a tour of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and Museum of Mississippi History.

Anyone interested in applying should visit mschildrensmuseum.org/events/bicentennial. There you’ll find guidelines, prompts, and nomination forms.

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