CHICAGO – To promote creativity and artistic ideas, state Rep. Fran Hurley, D-Chicago, is hosting her second annual art contest for 7th and 8th grade students in the 35th District.
“To honor and celebrate our first responders, I am hosting a first responder themed art contest for 7th and 8th graders in the district to show off their artistic abilities,” said Hurley. “Being able to express your creative side and share your passion for art is incredibly important and I’m glad to offer this opportunity to our students.”
Hurley’s art contest is open to all 7th and 8th grade students in the 35th District. All submissions must be a drawing and follow the theme of first responders such as a firefighter, police officer or nurse doing a heroic act. All submissions are due to Rep. Hurley’s Constituent Service Office at 10400 S. Western Ave., by Oct. 15th. Submissions will be judged by Ancestry Art Studio Owner Salima Collins.
Winners will be announced in November. The first place winner will have their artwork hung up in Rep. Hurley’s Springfield office and will have the opportunity to be a legislative page for a day in Springfield, along with a $100 gift certificate to a local business. Second and third place winners will also receive gift cards to a local business at $75 and $50, respectively.
“This art competition is a fun way for students to get involved in state government while also recognizing the heroic actions our first responders take every day,” continued Hurley. “I look forward to seeing the submissions and enthusiastically encourage every student eligible to participate.”