In Athens, our superheroes include the youngest of our community who inspire us with their courageous fight against childhood cancer. To honor our community's heroes and to help honor September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Athens Arts League is partnering with Eli's Block Party for Childhood Cancer to host our first Comic Book Art Contest and Exhibit. The contest is sponsored by Steelcase.
All submissions will be exhibited at High Cotton Arts in Downtown Athens. High Cotton Arts is a non-profit art incubator operated by Athens Arts League. On Superhero Day, Sept.9, 2017, winning entries will be moved to Big Spring Memorial Park for display during the event. All other entries will remain at High Cotton Arts for display.
Contest entry application fee: Entries for the contest require a non-refundable application fee. The fee is $10 for students (through high school) and $25 for adults. There is no fee for exhibit only entries.
Contest categories: Grades K-2 Grades 3-5 Grades 6-8 Grades 9-12 Adult (18/out of school & older)
Artist awards: For each category: First place is $75; second place is $50; and third place is $30.