Columbia poster contest under way
A poster contest to celebrate "Columbia International Day -- A Multi-Cultural Experience" is being held through Monday.
The winning design will be used as a cover for note paper promoting Columbia's sister city program.
"Columbia International Day," which will be celebrated July 29, is sponsored by the Columbia Association to celebrate the cultural and ethnic diversity of Columbia.
Posters will be judged on how they exemplify the International Day theme of a multicultural community. Paper may be any size but not mounted. Any medium such as markers, paint or crayon is acceptable. Applicants should sign the poster and tape a card on the back with their name, address, phone number, age and grade.
First-place and runner-up prizes will be awarded for the these age groups: 4 to 7, 8 to 11, 12 to 14 and 15 to 18.
The cover winning design will receive a $100 prize. Three other first- prize winners will receive $50.
A reception will be held at 12:30 p.m. July 29 in Kahler Hall in the Village of Harper's Choice to view the works and honor all participants.
Entries must be submitted by Monday to Carol Wasser, Columbia Association, 10221 Wincopin Circle, Suite 100, Columbia 21044.
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