WHAT:                    Derby Festival Photo/Video Opportunity – Judging for the Derby Festival Foundation Student Art Contest

 WHEN:             Tuesday, March 11, 2014

9:00 a.m.

(Media may arrive anytime to shoot – ends by Noon)

WHERE:           Spalding University – University Center

824 South 4th St., Louisville

Contact:  Anna Miller – 439-3366

ATTENDING:    Derby Festival Board Members, Judges and volunteers assisting

March 10, 2014 Louisville, KY Dozens of area private, parochial and public school students have produced original works of art showcasing their favorite Kentucky Derby Festival events for the Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation Student Art Contest Presented by Kentucky School of Art.  Those submissions will be judged on – Tuesday, March 11- at 9:00 AM at Spalding University.

The contest is open to all public, private and parochial school students in Jefferson and Oldham counties, as well as Clark and Floyd counties in Indiana and surrounding areas.  The artworks are an exciting mix of drawings, paintings, collages, and print and feature events from Thunder Over Louisville to the Great Steamboat Race.  The students use watercolor, acrylics, inks, crayon, oil pastels, felt markers or any combination of these. There is also a computer art competition for grades 9 -12.

A panel of local judges will select the winners in all categories.  Those students will be honored in an awards ceremony that will take place on Tuesday, April 29, at 7:00 PM at the Kentucky Fair and Expo Center in conjunction with the Republic Bank Parade Preview Party. First place winners in all divisions receive a 2014 framed Festival Poster and a chance to appear on the “Festival Winners” float in the 2014 Republic Bank Pegasus Parade. Winners of the six divisions will also receive medallions, and certificates. Teachers of the winning students will also be invited to the ceremony and will receive special recognition.

The winning artwork will be on display from July 1 – August 1, at the Huff Gallery at Spalding University and at the Parade Preview Tuesday, April 29. The Festival has offered this opportunity for area students to showcase their creative skills since 1977.

June 21 - June 21