Cherokee Phoenix hosting children’s art contest

BY STAFF REPORTS
01/11/2021 11:30 AM
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Cherokee Nation citizen Ryley Hummingbird won the inaugural Cherokee Phoenix Student Art Contest in 2020 after receiving 383 votes of the total 1,037 cast. The submission period for the 2021 contest is now open. JOSH FOURKILLER/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
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The Cherokee Phoenix is hosting another art contest for children in grades first through eighth to draw and submit their interpretations of the Cherokee Phoenix logo. All entries must be submitted by April 30. ARCHIVE
TAHLEQUAH – The Cherokee Phoenix is hosting another art contest for students in grades first through eighth to draw and submit their interpretations of the Cherokee Phoenix logo.

“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. “We want to keep it simple and have the students use their creativity to redesign our iconic Cherokee Phoenix logo that is seen atop each issue we publish. The staff is very excited about this year’s 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 May 17-28, will receive a $100 gift card and his or her design on a youth T-shirt that will be available for purchase at the 2021 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 April 30 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. Mailed entries should be mailed to Cherokee Phoenix, P.O. Box 948, Tahlequah, OK 74465. Scanned or photographed versions of hand-drawn entries can be emailed to terris-howard@cherokee.org.
The grand prize winner will be announced after May 28.

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

The 2020 contest winner was Cherokee Nation citizen Ryley Hummingbird after she received 383 votes of the total 1,037 cast online.

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