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Avondale Alliance for Racial Justice extends art contest submission deadline to Feb. 17

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Avondale Alliance for Racial Justice extends art contest submission deadline to Feb. 17

MaNiyla Cameron holds her first-place winning entry in the Elementary School ages 9-11 category during the Avondale Alliance for Racial Justice second annual Student Black History Month Art Contest awards reception at Finders Keepers Furniture and Décor on Saturday, March 5, 2022. Photo by Dean Hesse.

Avondale Estates, GA — The Avondale Alliance for Racial Justice has extended the deadline for art submissions for its third annual student Black History Month art contest. The submission deadline is now Feb. 17

The art contest is open to all students in grades K-12, ages five through 19 who live in Avondale Estates or attend Avondale Elementary, DeKalb School of the Arts, The Museum School, Druid Hills Middle School or High School, the Waldorf School and the Friends School.

The awards ceremony will be held on March 4. The winners will receive cash prizes.

“We invite you to support our youth in sharing their artistic visions with us all,” the AARJ website states. “The art contest theme is ‘Fighting Black Oppression: Celebrating Change-Makers.’ Students are asked to reflect on the many sources of strength that have sustained Black Americans throughout history and today.”

The AARJ will accept paintings, drawings, digital art and photography.

Here are the submission instructions:

– Save a high-resolution jpeg, png, or pdf

– Submit your contact information AND art jpeg, png, or pdf to www.tinyurl.com/aarj23art

The AARJ is also seeking sponsors for the art contest.

“We are raising funds to support our 3rd Annual Art Contest for local youth in celebration of Black History Month,” the website states. “We award cash prizes and certificates to 16 winners in [four] age categories from 5 to 19. Their art is displayed during our awards ceremony and on our webpage.”

Donations can be made at one of the following sponsorship levels:

– Change Makers $100 or more

– Uplifters $75

– Encouragers $50

– Allies $25

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