The Tuscaloosa Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., in partnership with the Tuscaloosa County Chapter of the NAACP, is thrilled to celebrate Juneteenth with the youth of the Tuscaloosa community.

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The sorority will host an “art contest for Tuscaloosa area students in grades K-12. The submissions should be original pieces addressing the theme of “Juneteenth Breaking the Chains,” according to the press release from the Alumnae Chapter.

What Type of Artwork to Submit

Students are encouraged to explore themes such as voting, resistance, or empowerment in their creative submissions. Each contestant is allowed only one entry, with a maximum canvas size of 8x14 inches. Click here for more details on how students should register their submission including phone number and email.

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How to Submit Artwork

Artwork submissions should be delivered to the Weaver Bolden Branch of the Tuscaloosa Public Library, located at 2522 Lanier Ave, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm from Monday, June 3, 2024, through Thursday, June 6, 2024. Each submission must be labeled with the artist's registered name, age, and school as submitted online.

Public Voting

Prizes will be awarded to the top entries from elementary, middle, and high school students. The submissions will be exhibited at the library for public voting from 9:00 a.m. on Monday, June 10, 2024, until 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 13, 2024.

According to the press release, “Contest winners will be announced at the Juneteenth Celebration on Saturday, June 15, 2024, at Palmore Park Palmore Park, 3701 Fosters Ferry Rd, Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Artists are encouraged to attend this event with family and friends.”

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