Give young children a fun opportunity to participate in the national Month of the Young Child (MOYC) celebration in April! To celebrate the Month of the Young Child, Calvert County Public Schools and the Calvert County Interagency Council are holding a poster contest for young children. A panel of judges will choose winning posters that most vividly and creatively display the theme, “My Superpower is…. The winning artists will be invited to attend the MOYC Proclamation Day ceremony with the Calvert County Commissioners on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. The winning entries will receive a framed portrait of their designs. Additionally, all the artwork received will be mass-produced and displayed at local establishments for the entire community to enjoy.
This year, our contest is open to children ages 3 years old, Pre- kindergarten and Kindergarten, pre-school, and daycare programs throughout Calvert County, ages 3, 4 and 5. We are asking for your participation in soliciting artwork from the children with whom you work. Please have the children create their independent artwork on an 8.5” x 11” piece of unlined white paper, using the template enclosed as the entry form. Encourage the children to finish the sentence that starts “My Superpower is …” on their own, if capable, or with teacher assistance. (Teachers, please include a description of the picture on the back not on the picture itself.) Crayons, markers and/or colored pencils (the brighter the colors, the better!) will be the only accepted mediums for the contest. On the back of the poster, please remember to include the child’s name and age, and the child care provider or school name and telephone number.
The deadline for submitting artwork is Thursday, March 22, 2019. Please submit all your entries in a large envelope, titled Month of the Young Child Poster Contest Entries. If your program is located at a public school site, please send your artwork via the school pony in the folder addressed to Cheryl Yates at Calvert County Public Schools–Central Office. If your program is off-site, please call 443-550-8050 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to plan for drop-off or pickup from your site.
Thank you for joining our celebration of young children in Calvert County!