Student artists invited to submit work for art contest at UMR

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On November 6, 2006

Missouri students in grades three through nine are invited to submit their artwork to the Leila Thompson Flagg Art Contest, an annual competition sponsored by the African American Cultural Recognition Committee at the University of Missouri-Rolla.

“Flagg was the first graduate of African American heritage to graduate from UMR (formerly the Missouri School of Mines),” says Lawrence C. George, AACRC chair. “The contest allows students to share their unique artistic expressions resulting from their understanding of the meaning of the theme, ‘Appreciating Differences As We Embrace Diversity.’”

First-place winners for grades three and four, five through seven, and eight and nine, respectively, and two family members (one being a parent or guardian) will be the AACRC’s guests at the Association of Black Students annual Dinner to Jazz Banquet on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2007. Cash prizes of $50, $35 and $25, respectively, will be given to first, second and third place winners in each category.

All entries must be received by Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2007. Students may enter only one original creation. All media, except for computer-generated entries, are welcome but three-dimensional entries will not be accepted. Nothing may be glued, stapled or attached to the artwork in any way and the use of lettering or numbering on the front of the poster – in any language – is not allowed. Chalk, charcoal and pastel entries should be sealed with a fixative spray to prevent smearing. All artist signatures or initials should be written on the back of the poster.

Artwork must done on a flexible material and be no smaller than 13 inches by 20 inches (33 centimeters by 40 centimeters) and no larger than 20 inches by 24 inches (50 centimeters by 60 centimeters). Artwork should not be matted, framed or laminated. All entries should be rolled – not folded – for shipping in a mailing tube.

Submissions should be mailed to:

UMR, Attn: Lawrence C. George, Chair
2007 Leila Thompson Flagg Art Contest
1870 Miner Circle (106 Harris Hall)
Rolla, MO 65409-1540

Participants accept all responsibility for late, lost, misdirected or illegal entries. Entries sent with insufficient postage will be disqualified. UMR is not responsible for entries damaged, destroyed or lost during the judging process. Entries will be displayed in the UMR Havener Center for the month of February and will be returned to participants’ schools by April 1, 2007.

For more information on the contest, contact Lawrence C. George at 573-341-6314 or email

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