Art Contest to Celebrate Women’s Right to Vote

Students in Huntington are invited to to participate in an art contest celebrating the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote.

The contest is co-sponsored by the Town of Huntington and the League of Women Voters and open to 11th-12th-grade students in schools within the town.

All areas of study are welcome, including art, music, theater, fashion, language arts, history, math and science, etc., the town said.

Contest entries will be judged on creativity, uniqueness and reflection of
the diversity of the suffragists and their fight for the right to vote.

“I love the idea of stirring the creative ideas and energies of high school students on this milestone historic anniversary of women’s suffrage,” Town Councilwoman Joan Cergol said. “As a co-sponsor of the League’s Creative Arts Contest, the Town will provide space for their April 7th awards night in our Town Board meeting room and help get the word out about the contest. We will also display all of the contest entries at Town Hall during the month of April for the public to see and enjoy.”

Work will be displayed at Town Hall, with an award ceremony scheduled for April 7.  Completed projects must be accompanied by an entry form and submitted on March 20 at the student’s school.

For entry form, email a request to LWV of Huntington at [email protected], or [email protected]

All entrants will receive a certificate of appreciation for civic engagement from the League of  Women Voters of Huntington, and, if approved by the school, will receive community service credit.  The top three winners will receive cash prizes.

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