Young artist contest looking for entries

The annual Young Artist Contest is coming up in November and the Cooper-Young Business Association is looking for school-aged artists to enter.

This year’s theme is “Cooper-Young – A Top Ten Neighborhood in America.” The show and reception is hosted by Evolve Bank and Trust and Yarnell’s Ice Cream, and organized by the Cooper-Young Business Association to encourage the love of art in children.

This contest is open to all students in grades 1 through 12 in Memphis and the Mid-South. Please submit only un-mounted, two-dimensional, flat artwork; size should not be larger than 12 inches by 18 inches. The work must not have been previously reproduced or exhibited. Deadline is Oct. 18.

Work can be submitted to the Cooper-Young Business Association, 2120 Young Ave., Memphis, TN  38104, Monday-Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Memphis City Schools should submit their materials to Gregg Coats (please contact Mr. Coats regarding when you would like to drop off your submissions).

For more information contact Cooper-Young Business Association at 901-276-7222,, or Gregg Coats with Memphis City Schools at 901-416-2920,

The reception will be Nov. 7 from 6-7 p.m. at Peabody Elementary, 2068 Young Ave.

All entries will be on exhibit for viewing in the Peabody School cafeteria on Nov. 7. Three prizes will be awarded in the following categories: First Place ($500), Second Place ($100), Third Place ($75), and Honorable Mention ($50); one award each for grades 1-4, grades 5-8 and grades 9-12.

Awards will be presented to all contest winners on the evening of the show at 6:30 p.m. Art lovers are encouraged to join this family event.

Author: LampLighter

The voice of Cooper-Young, a vibrant, diverse neighborhood to live, work and play, in the heart of Midtown Memphis, Tennessee.

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