Wednesday, May 6, 2015

5th Annual Titusville Sea Turtle Festival Children’s Turtle Tribute Art Exhibit and Contest

All children grades K-6 are invited to create a sea turtle inspired work of art for the Titusville Sea Turtle Festival’s Children’s Art Contest.

Organizers request one entry per child in a 2-D format ready-to-hang.

Artwork is due at The Downtown Art Gallery by Saturday, June 6, 2015 before 3:00pm. All entries will be on display at The Downtown Art Gallery June 8-13, 2015.

Art Reception on Saturday, June 13th  1:00-2:30pm.  

Awards will be given out. An Art Reception will be hosted by the Downtown Art Gallery on Saturday ◦ June 13, 2015 from 1:00 –2:30 PM. Punch and cookies will be served.


Canaveral National Seashore Park Ranger will be there to meet and announce the winners. Awards include 1st, 2nd & 3rd place & Honorable Mention in each age group, one "Best Depiction of Theme" award overall and one People's Choice award. Winning artwork will receive a ribbon and gift certificates from area businesses and will be used in 2016 Sea Turtle Festival promotional materials.

Entry Rules:
1. Art must be on paper or canvas. Entries should be 14”X18” or smaller.

2. Pencil, pastel, watercolor, tempera, charcoal, pen & ink, crayon, acrylic or oil may be used. No digital art.

3. Mount your picture to heavy construction paper, mat board or poster board.
4. Make your picture ready-to-hang by stapling a piece of string to the backing board.  Making sure the string is not visible when hanging.
5. The child can sign their artwork but no other identifying marks, grades or ages should be on front.
6. Affix a 3”X5” card to the back of your picture listing: child’s name, grade, age, school and contact information- making sure that there is a contact name and phone number on the back
7. Mail or hand deliver the artwork to 
     The Downtown Art Gallery, 335 S Washington Avenue in historic downtown   Titusville, FL, 32796.
8. Artwork should be picked up on June 13th after the Awards Reception.

Any questions, call Heidi at The Downtown Art Gallery  321-268-0122.

For more information on the Sea Turtle Festival and to see last year's winners go to

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