Holiday art contest open to all Carson City students

Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town sooner than we may be ready for him. As the Nevada Day festivities come to a close, the frantic holiday season is too soon upon us.

As part of the 26th Annual Silver & Snowflakes Festival of Lights to be held Friday, Dec. 4, children of all ages enrolled in any of Carson City’s schools — whether public or private — are encouraged to submit original drawings to win cash prizes and to be featured on the cover of the Silver & Snowflakes special edition published by the Nevada Appeal. Winning art will be on display at the library until after the new year.

There are four grade categories: K-2nd; 3rd-5th; 6th-8th and 9-12th. A first, second and third place winner will be chosen by the Carson City Library Leadership Team in each of the categories. Cash prizes will be awarded. All first place drawings will be featured in the special section and reproduced as Christmas cards for sale at the Silver & Snowflakes Festival of Lights Faire booth following the event at Telegraph Street.

All art featuring the theme, “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town,” must be submitted on 8.5-by-11-inch paper and can be any medium. Art not featuring the theme will not be considered.

Only one entry is allowed per student. Student must put their name on the front of their drawing and must place name, grade, school and teacher on the back of the art along with phone number and address. Deadline for submission to the Carson City Library is Nov. 17, and the winner will be announced on Nov. 20.

The annual holiday festival, attended by more than 3,000, is sponsored by the Carson City Redevelopment Authority and is coordinated by the Carson City Chamber of Commerce. For more information, contact the Chamber at 775-882-1565.


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