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Children invited to enter statewide poster contest

March 1, 2016

15 winners will be selected, one from each child advocacy center district

The Office of the Kentucky Attorney General, with assistance from the Kentucky Association of Child Advocacy Centers, is sponsoring a poster contest as part of National Crime Victims’ Right Week, April 10-16, 2016.

poster-art-contest-clipart-1Deadline for the contest is March 16, and 15 winners will be selected (one from each child advocacy center district, including the Kosair Charities Child Advocacy Center here in Louisville). Winning designs will be displayed in the state Capitol during Victim’s Rights Day, April 13, and winning artists will be recognized then as well.

The theme of this year’s victim’s right week activities is Serving Victims, Building Trust, Restoring Hope, and poster ideas might include integrating the theme with victims of child abuse, human trafficking, dating violence, elder abuse, domestic violence, cybercrimes, homicide, theft, robbery, drug-related crimes and drunk/drugged driving.

Contest rules and requirements are:

  • Contest entrants must reside in the Commonwealth of Kentucky
  • Artists must be 17 years of age or under
  • Artwork must be 8.5” x 11”
  • Only one entry per person
  • The following art media may be used: crayons, colored pencils, watercolors, acrylic poster paint, and/or markers
  • Original artwork only: no trademarked or copyrighted material or computer generated artwork will be accepted
  • The artist’s name, age and parent(s)/guardian(s) name, address, e-mail address (if available) and phone number must be written on the back of the artwork
  • Artwork will NOT be returned to the artist
  • Enlarged copies of the winning artwork will be displayed for public viewing in the State Capitol on April 13, 2016 during Kentucky’s Crime Victims’ Rights Day activities
  • No inappropriate items may be used and/or displayed on the artwork; any artwork deemed inappropriate will not be entered in the contest or displayed for viewing
  • By entering the contest the entrant and parent/guardian agree to the reproduction and display of their artwork during Kentucky’s Crime Victims’ Rights Day activities and for use in related publications, news features, blogs, social media, or other advertisements or promotional/awareness activities relating to the 2016 Crime Victims’ Rights Poster Contest and other Crime Victims’ Rights Day/Week related activities.

Completed posters should be mailed to:
Office of Attorney General, Office of Victims Advocacy
Attention: Laura Grandon
1024 Capital Center Drive, Suite 200
Frankfort, Ky., 40601