Voting for Cherokee Phoenix children’s art contest begins March 23

BY STAFF REPORTS
03/23/2020 08:30 AM
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Gordon Bryan, first grade, homeschool
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Brexton Davis, second grade, Dahlonegah Public School
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Coleton Green, third grade, Dahlonegah Public School
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Alexxus Bolin, fourth grade, Brushy Public School
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Landon Clawson, fifth grade, Dahlonegah Public School
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Aayushi Patel, sixth grade, Sallisaw Middle School
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Emma Carter, seventh grade, Sallisaw Middle School
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Ryley Hummingbird, seventh grade, Helen Tyson Middle School
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Brooks Jackson, eighth grade, Sallisaw Middle School
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The 9 finalist entries for the Cherokee Phoenix art contest.
TAHLEQUAH – Public voting on the Cherokee Phoenix children’s art contest begins March 23 and will run until April 20.

The Cherokee Phoenix recently asked students in grades first through eighth to draw and submit their interpretations of the Cherokee Phoenix banner. After the entry deadline of March 13 passed, Cherokee Phoenix staff members selected a winner from each grade to post on surveymonkey.com for public voting. However, two entries were selected for the seventh grade because of a tie. Each grade winner will receive a Cherokee Phoenix T-shirt.

The nine finalist include Gordon Bryan, first grade, homeschool; Brexton Davis, second grade, Dahlonegah Public School; Coleton Green, third grade, Dahlonegah Public School; Alexxus Bolin, fourth grade, Brushy Public School; Landon Clawson, fifth grade, Dahlonegah Public School; Aayushi Patel, sixth grade, Sallisaw Middle School; Emma Carter, seventh grade, Sallisaw Middle School; Ryley Hummingbird, seventh grade, Helen Tyson Middle School; and Brooks Jackson, eighth grade, Sallisaw Middle School.

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.

To vote, visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SCDSZ7X.

The grand prize winner will be announced after April 20.

“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.”

All entries had to be hand-drawn. No tracing, photography or computer-generated artwork was accepted, and only one submission per student was allowed.

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