Cherokee Phoenix hosting children’s art contest

02/10/2020 10:30 AM
Main Cherokee Phoenix
The Cherokee Phoenix is hosting an art contest for children in grades first through eighth to draw and submit their interpretations of the Cherokee Phoenix banner. All entries must be submitted by March 13. ARCHIVE
TAHLEQUAH – The Cherokee Phoenix is hosting an art contest for students in grades first through eighth to draw and submit their interpretations of the Cherokee Phoenix banner.

“The Cherokee Phoenix Art Contest was created as a way to not only give students in first through eighth grade an opportunity to express their artistic ability, but also make them aware of our publication and begin the process of getting the students interested in newspapers,” Executive Editor Tyler Thomas said. “In our contest’s first year, we wanted to keep it simple and have the students use their creativity to redesign our iconic Cherokee Phoenix banner logo that is seen atop each issue we publish. The staff is very excited about this new contest and we very much look forward to the seeing all the entries.”

The Cherokee Phoenix staff will select one winner from each grade. Each grade winner will receive a Cherokee Phoenix T-shirt and his or her design will be put on display for a public vote.

The grand prize winner, selected by public voting from March 23 to April 20, will receive a $100 gift card and his or her design on a youth T-shirt that will be available for purchase at the 2020 Cherokee National Holiday. The design will also be on a Cherokee Phoenix fan that will be distributed during the Cherokee National Holiday.

All entries must be hand-drawn. No tracing, photography or computer-generated artwork will be accepted. Only one submission per student is allowed. To enter the contest, a participant must sign a waiver that includes name, grade and school as well as a parent’s or guardian’s signature.

Entries must be submitted to the Cherokee Phoenix office by March 13 via in-person delivery, mail or email. To drop off artwork at the Cherokee Phoenix office, just visit us at 22210 S. Huckleberry Circle, Room 231 in the Annex Building (Old Motel) on the Tribal Complex in Tahlequah. Mailed entries should be mailed to Cherokee Phoenix, P.O. Box 948, Tahlequah, OK.

Scanned or photographed versions of hand-drawn entries can be emailed to

Public voting will run March 23 to April 20 at
The grand prize winner will be announced after April 20.

For information or to download an entry waiver Click here or visit the Cherokee Phoenix’s Facebook page.

To download the entry template, Click here.


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