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.

This social program offers a unique opportunity for talented visual arts students to apply their creative skills producing images based on an assigned theme or prompt. This year they will be guided by the theme....Patriotism Is. Some of the "thinking prompts" might be:

  • Love of one's country
  • Exercising the freedoms from the 1st Amendment
  • Exercising the right to vote
  • Joining the military
  • Celebrating 4th of July
  • Honoring and remembering veterans
Students may choose from a wide range of media including photography, watercolor, oils, pastels and more.

Art Prompt: Patriotism Is...
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 Brame Art Supplies 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 Friday, November 6, 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. 8th.
Selected entries will be placed on exhibit in several venues throughout the Area beginning November 11th through mid-February. In 2014 the art was exhibited in the Char-Meck Government Center, the USO, and in 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