Patriotic Theme Depicted Through Art

The Carolinas Freedom Foundation, in cooperation with the Visual Arts Departments from CMS, Private Schools and surrounding countries public schools, is proud to announce the details for the 2015 Patriotic Arts Contest open to Middle and Senior high school students.

The theme or prompt for this year’s competition is: Heroes Among Us!

As students start thinking how they want to portray this challenging theme, they might be guided by "Thinking Prompts" as they begin to visualize how they want to portray this challenging theme.

For example, a HERO is defined as that person of distinguished courage admired for his or her brave deeds. In the military we think of our brave servicemen and women, to include the nurses and doctors...and, yes, even the Army Specialized Search Dogs and their handlers.

In our everyday lives we may think of heroes as our police force, firemen and EMTs. Certainly our teachers, coaches and our parents all fall into the hero category.

Students, use your imagination and creative thoughts to develop your art for the competition.


Art Prompt: Heroes Among Us
Entry Deadline: October 27, 2015
Winners Announced: October 31, 2015
Student Prizes:
There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3 Honorable Mention winners chosen from Middle and
High School Entries. Prizes will range from $200 to Certificates.
Gift cards from Cheap Joe's Art Supply in Matthews will be presented to all teachers who have students submitting entries. In 2014, over $1,200 in cards were given.
First place winners in each division will be invited to attend the annual US Airways Freedom Breakfast on Monday, November 9, 2015, along with their parents, teacher and principal. They will also be invited to ride as a VIP in the US Airways Salute to Veterans Parade on Nov. 7, 2015, in Uptown Charlotte.
Selected entries will be placed on exhibit in several venues throughout the Area beginning November 11th through mid-February 2015. In 2014 the art was exhibited in the Char-Meck Government Center, the USO, and Concourse A of Charlotte Douglas International Airport. The art was also displayed on the large screens during the Freedom Breakfast.
Since recognizing and exhibiting winning entries is such an important part of this program, arrangements have been made to again utilize the Government Center, USO and Charlotte Douglas International Airport for display venues.
For more information, please contact:
Debby Woodhouse