I may complain about the lack of activities, shopping, and general oomph of our teeny town, but I have to admit, I prefer it over any big city. I can get to the kids’ school, Target, Safeway, and my favorite pizza place all under 2 minutes and really I can walk if I had to. What I really love most though, is our community park. Located adjacent to my kids school you’ll find a spot to play soccer, baseball, softball, bicycle/skateboard park, play on the playground, host a family gathering, and even BBQ! Lately we spend our sunny, cloudy, and rainy days there and it’s just a catch-all for our little community. As long as we keep our kids safe there, keep the area clean, and respect this spot, it will be a favorite of mine filled with many memories.
uDraw Your City has launched a nationwide art contest, in which young artists ages 6 to 17 years old have the opportunity to share what they love most about their city through art. Contestants can use a uDraw GameTablet to illustrate what they love most about their city – though entries may also be created in traditional print formats using any artistic medium.
THQ and uDraw invite kids to embrace their artistic inspiration and to share “what your city, your town, or your community means to you.” Maybe it’s the silhouette of your favorite building, a drawing of your friends at the park, or a stencil of your favorite local athlete.
Enter here, http://www.worldofudraw.com/uDrawYourCity. The submission period runs through October 31, and the grand prize winner will receive a package worth more than $15,000, including a uDraw, and a $10,000 cash prize that the winner can choose to apply toward a college scholarship. Additionally, THQ will donate $10,000 to the winner’s school of choice to help support its art program. Entries are judged on artistic merit (based on age group), creativity, and adherence to the overall city theme.
During these tough economic times, and in California-the state of the education budget, money to keep arts in schools is so important. I know our junior high schools in town have both lost their sports and music programs and are fighting to get them back!
Everyone can be an artist – no matter who you are or where you come from! Embrace your creativity and artistic inspiration to prove what your city, your town, or your community means to you! My kids always have crayons on hand but love to create with paint and watercolors. Lately my youngest has been using colored pencils in a composition book she carries around with her. Her Kindergarten teacher is an art teacher at the community college as well and has instilled the love of art in her already! Me, I love a good pencil sketch if I were to enter! Grab some supplies and submit your entry today!
I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of THQ and received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.