Raystown Lake hosts sidewalk chalk art contest

Published July 28, 2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Raystown Lake invites the public to their annual “Chalk the Walk” contest at Seven Points Beach on Sat., August 1.

The Indiana University of Pennsylvania chapter of the National Art Education Association (NAEA) and the Army Corps of Engineers host this sidewalk chalk art contest every year to bring art into the community while spreading the messages of water safety and environmental stewardship.

The contest is open to all ages and free of charge.  Registration begins at 11 a.m. and entries can be drawn anytime between 11:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.  Winners will be contacted following judging which ends at 8:00 p.m. but artists do not need to be present to win.

Prizes will be awarded in the following categories: ages 6-8, 9-12, 13-17, and 18 and up.  Each age group and theme will have a first place prize including a cash prize and a Raystown fun pack.  Additional prizes will be awarded to a fan favorite.  Exhibition entries and participation awards are available to all children under 6 years of age.

Chalk and basic art supplies will be provided.  Artists may supply their own materials, upon approval.  In the event of rain, the contest will be held on August 15, 2015. 

For a full list of contest rules call event organizer Olivia Mays at (814) 658-6809.

Olivia Mays

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