Cooperative Living magazine and Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative (NOVEC) encourage students in kindergarten through fifth grade to enter their art in the magazine's 15th annual Youth Art Contest by the May 1 deadline. Art should reflect the "animals" theme.
Graphic designers and staff at the Virginia, Maryland and Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives (VMDAEC), which publishes Cooperative Living, will select first-, second- and third-place winners in each grade. First-place winners in each category will receive $25 cash prizes. The "Best in Show" artist will win $100.
VMDAEC will publish winning entries in the July Cooperative Living, which will be sent to electric co-op members statewide.
Artwork should be configured vertically (portrait-style) on an 8 ½-by-11-inch sheet of white paper. The child's full name, grade, mailing address, and parent or guardian's daytime phone number should be printed clearly on the back of each entry.
Entries should be mailed unfolded to: Youth Art Contest, c/o Cooperative Living magazine, P.O. Box 2340, Glen Allen, VA 23058-2340. Original entries will not be returned.