12/2/2014 – DERBY FESTIVAL’S FOUNDATION LOOKING FOR YOUNG ARTISTS

Dec. 2, 2014. Louisville, KY.    The Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation invites school students to participate in the Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation Student Art Contest. The contest is open to students in grades K-12 around Kentuckiana and is now taking submissions. Applications and contest information are now available online at www.kdf.org. All work must be turned in to respective area coordinators by February 27, 2015.

Students from public, private and parochial schools in all Kentucky counties, as well as Clark and Floyd counties in Indiana are invited to participate. Students who are not enrolled in art classes at their school may also create artwork at home, but entries must still follow all contest criteria and be submitted by the school.

Applications and contest information are available on the Kentucky Derby Festival’s website at www.kdf.org. The competition date has been extended through the spring.  All work must be turned in to respective area coordinators by February 27, 2015. In previous years, the competition ended in the fall.

Entries in the Derby Festival Foundation Student Art Contest will be judged by arts professionals from the community in March. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in the spring.  Artwork will be on display at the Republic Bank Parade Preview Party on Tuesday, April 28, 2015.

About KDFF:  The Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation, a 501 C 3 not-for-profit charity, receives and manages charitable contributions on behalf of the Kentucky Derby Festival, Inc., its supporters and the general public. The Foundation perpetuates the Festival’s impact on the community by developing projects that highlight the Festival’s influence on the area’s cultural heritage.  It works to further the Festival’s educational and charitable mission through exhibitions and performances.

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