The West Feliciana Parish school system and the Audubon Market are sponsoring an art contest for all students in grades kindergarten through 12th.
Students are invited to create an original design, and the top 12 will be selected for display at Audubon Market in St. Francisville.
Contest officials said they are looking for creative artwork that incorporates the beauty and resources of West Feliciana Parish and its newest market.
Guidelines call for students to create an original artwork centered on Audubon Market. Ideas can be about the storefront, favorite foods or the overall shopping experience and can incorporate images of local history, culture or symbols.
Materials used must be either pencils, markers, paint or watercolor, and designs must be two-dimensional. Computer-generated art will not be accepted.
Work must be created on one piece of 9-by-12-inch paper, vertical or horizontal.
The store name, Audubon Market, and town, St. Francisville, must be incorporated within the design.
On the back of drawings, students must write their name, grade and school.
Artwork will be judged on originality, craftsmanship and representation of the Audubon Market.
Deadline to enter is Feb. 26, and entries must be turned in to the office at each school. No late entries will be accepted.
A total of 12 winners — first, second and third place — will be selected from each school within the district: Bains Lower, Bains Elementary, West Feliciana Middle and West Feliciana High.
A grand prize winner will be chosen from the four first-place winners; however, all winners will receive a prize.
The contest is an opportunity for the community and the schools to come together, contest organizers said.
For information, call the art teacher at your child’s school.