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Juried art contest asks kids to illustrate Brunswick County’s 20-year growth

BRUNSWICK COUNTY — Brunswick County and the Brunswick County Arts Council is hosting a youth art contest that challenges kids to imagine what the county will look like in 2040. They are asking for youth to illustrate their visions as part of Blueprint Brunswick 2040.

Open to ages K-12 grades (5-to-17 years old), entries can be drawn in pencils, paints, crayons, markers, or as a collage on an 8 1/2-by-11-inch canvas or paper. They should illustrate the way they see the future progression of a local park, street, neighborhood, schools, the downtown area, or waterfronts.

The deadline is March 31, 2021, and winning entries will be announced by Apr. 15.

Prizes will be awarded in each grade category and include art supplies and gift cards. A $100 gift card for art supplies also will be awarded to the school with the most submissions in each grade.

Selected works will be included in the county’s final Blueprint Brunswick 2040 Project plan and be exhibited at the Brunswick Art Council’s Solstice Festival on Jun. 19, as well as at the 2021 Fall Arts Show in October. The works will be transformed into digital versions for online use in collaboration with the Brunswick County Planning Department.

Entry forms and info can be found online.

All questions can be directed to Brunswick’s project planner Justin Brantley at 910-253-2239 or

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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