Nature Outside the Box Brick Contest announced

| December 10, 2015

COSHOCTON – Sacred Heart School is sponsoring a contest called Nature Outside the Box Brick Contest for students that go to any school in Coshocton County or are home-schooled from kindergarten through 12th grades. It will be held Jan. 16, 2016 at Sacred Heart School at 39 Burt Ave. in Coshocton.

Original sculptures are to be made from plastic bricks, such as LEGO, DUPLO or other off brands to depict living things in their environment. This would include plants and animals and the surrounding scenery.

Those who qualify and wish to enter the contest must submit an application to Sacred Heart School between Dec. 14 and Jan. 8. An application is available from the website sacredheartcoshocton.org or from Sacred Heart School.

A student may participate in only one of four grade categories: Kindergarten, first and second; third and fourth; fifth and sixth; or open which includes seventh through 12th and families. If parents/family members help substantially on a sculpture, please enter the open category.

The contest is limited to the first 25 entries per category. Applications may be filled in on-line and submitted electronically, or paper copies may be mailed in by post or brought to Sacred Heart School. Electronic submissions will have a time stamp and other entries will be dated when received by the school by mail or in person. First come, first served. Entrants will be notified that they are accepted for the contest or put on a waiting list should there be more than 25 entries for that category. Only serious builders need apply. Entrants that withdraw before the contest will allow Sacred Heart to contact applicants on the waiting list.

Sculptures will be on display to the public from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. At 12:30 p.m. the winners will be announced. One winner from each category will win a non-cash prize (more bricks) and eight other entries will receive honorable mention. Those winning their category or receiving honorable mention agree to have their sculptures on display at the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum in Roscoe Village from Jan. 16 through March 28, 2016 in the children’s school art display. Additionally, they will be invited to the artists’ reception at the Johnson Humrickhouse Museum on Sunday, Jan. 24.

For rules, application form or rubric, visit the website, sacredheartcoshocton.org. Questions may be submitted by e-mail to [email protected] or call Sacred Heart School at 740-622-3728. The school office will be closed from Dec. 19 – Jan. 3.

This contest is not sponsored by LEGO nor DUPLO nor any other brick company. This contest is for educational purposes only.

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