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iHeartDecatur Art Contest for Decatur Elementary Students

Feb 15, 2021

Decatur is celebrating its bicentennial birthday and National Youth Art Month!

The Designing Decatur activity booklet, published by the City of Decatur’s Historic Preservation Commission, highlights 20 of our City’s unique architectural icons.

We want to expand the love, and we want to hear from our elementary school children what Decatur means to them!

Contest Guidelines

  1. Select one of the coloring pages below or go to the Decatur Public Library to pick up a copy of the booklet.
  2. After coloring their chosen page, students will write a few sentences describing why the landmark they chose is important to them. (Does your artist want to color a Decatur building that isn’t in the booklet? No worries! We also an activity page where you can draw any building in the city and submit it, too!)
  3. Return the submission to the Decatur Public Library or City Hall by March 12, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. with a release form.

Please note: Contestants must be Decatur residents and currently enrolled in kindergarten – 5th grade.

Submitted artwork will be displayed downtown for several weeks as part of the celebration before being returned to the applicants. All entries will be featured in store windows in Downtown Decatur until April 30, 2021.

Coloring Pages

Not seeing what you want to color? You can draw another Decatur building, too!

Prizes

The Decatur City Council will select the contest winners from two age divisions: kindergarten – 2nd grade and 3rd – 5th grade.

First place winners will receive a family season pass to Point Mallard Waterpark, a Family Feast for six from Bob Gibson’s BBQ, and six movie tickets to the Princess Theatre.

Second place winners will receive a Family Feast for six from Bob Gibson’s BBQ and six movie tickets to the Princess Theatre.

Third place winners will receive six movie tickets to the Princess Theatre.

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