The Afterschool Alliance’s Lights On Afterschool poster contest is officially underway! Afterschool program participants are encouraged to submit artwork that celebrates afterschool programs and conveys the importance of keeping the lights on afterschool.
The winning poster design will be printed on 70,000 posters sent to Lights On Afterschool celebrations across the country, not to mention that the winning artist will be featured on the website, blog and Afterschool Storybook.
The deadline for submissions is May 1, 2012. Keep in mind that the winning artwork will be scanned to become a digital image, so avoid using textures or raised materials. Bright colors jump off the poster, so consider using materials that won’t smear or rub off. Markers, paint and pens often work better than crayons, watercolors or chalk. Or consider having youth try their hand at digital art! Click here for contest details and submission guidelines.