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Applications and Forms

Below you'll find our most recent art contest information, scholarship applications, and Day in the Park vendor forms.

Day In The Park 2020

Dear Neighbors,


Although it is a heartbreaking decision to make, the board and members of Laurel Arts League believe that it is in the best interest of our community, organization, and it’s members to cancel our plans for a May 2, 2020 Day in the Park. This event usually brings large crowds to Mason Park every year, and although the event is over a month and a half away we do not know how to move forward without the certainty for our vendors and partners that the COVID-19 situation will not change or become worse in the coming weeks. Since groups are meant to be limited to no more than 10, for your safety, we cannot plan to host an event that usually brings great crowds together.


We are so sorry to the Laurel and Jones County community as it is something the children, families, and artists and of course, our members look forward to every year. We will work to ensure that 2021’s event will be the biggest and best ever.


Sincerely,


The Members of the Laurel Arts League


For more information about Day in the Park click here

Arts & Crafts Vendor Questions: dayinparkartsandcrafts@gmail.com

Files coming soon.

Day in the Park: 5k & 1 Mile Fun Run

Dear Neighbors,


Although it is a heartbreaking decision to make, the board and members of Laurel Arts League believe that it is in the best interest of our community, organization, and it’s members to cancel our plans for a May 2, 2020 Day in the Park. This event usually brings large crowds to Mason Park every year, and although the event is over a month and a half away we do not know how to move forward without the certainty for our vendors and partners that the COVID-19 situation will not change or become worse in the coming weeks. Since groups are meant to be limited to no more than 10, for your safety, we cannot plan to host an event that usually brings great crowds together.


We are so sorry to the Laurel and Jones County community as it is something the children, families, and artists and of course, our members look forward to every year. We will work to ensure that 2021’s event will be the biggest and best ever.


Sincerely,


The Members of the Laurel Arts League

 Should you have any questions, please Contact Us Here

Files coming soon.

Day in the Park: Student Art

Students from Kindergarten to 12th grade exhibit their art in a large tent at Day in the Park. Judged by local artists and art educators, the winners are given a small scholarship and ribbon. 


2020 Day in the Park: Student Art Contest has been canceled

Files coming soon.

City Wide Art Contest

  

Guidelines For Artwork:

  • Eligibility: All students in k5-6th Grade enrolled at the following schools: Mason Elementary, Oak Park, Laurel Magnet School of the Arts, Laurel Upper Elementary, Saint John's Day School, LCS Elementary
  • Contest Guidelines are provided to each school's art teacher/department.
  • All media is allowed
  • All artwork is to be completed while the child is at school

  

Entry Guidelines:

  • Each entry must include on the back upper right hand corner: Name, grade, teacher, and school


Judging Guidelines:

  • Artwork is judged by a panel of League members. Artist's names remain hidden from judges until all awards have been given. If a judge has a child enrolled in the contest, that judge is excused from reviewing artwork from that grade & school.
  • There are three rounds of judging. First, second, and third place ribbons are awarded for each grade level at each school during the first round. Then, the first place winners from each school advance to the semifinal round where their entry is judged against others in their grade level from the six other city schools. From these entries, first, second, and third place winners are selected. Finalist awards are announced at the invitation-only Winners’ Reception. 


2020 City Wide Art Contest

Theme: Animals On Adventures!

Entry Deadline: March 26, 2020

Winners Exhibit, Lauren Rodgers Museum of Art: April 24-26, 2020

Winners' Reception (Invitation Only): April 26, 2020


Scholarships

The Laurel Arts League, a non-profit organization devoted to encouraging and fostering the arts, is offering a scholarship to collegiate art students.


Students must be entering their junior year or above, and should submit an application by May 31, 2020. 

Applications should be emailed to kathryn.davis@jcjc.edu


The scholarship amount is $2,000.00, with one half to be paid each semester and will be awarded on a yearly basis.


Scholarship award criteria include:  quality of work, financial need, and recommendations.  The competition is open to all art students in Mississippi.  Award recipients are expected to donate a piece of their work, of their choosing, to the Laurel Arts League by the close of the scholarship year.


Below you will find a copy of the scholarship application. We look forward to your applications.


Sincerely, 

Kathryn Davis, Scholarship Chair