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Deadline for Sisters of Providence art contest Friday

Monday, February 15, 2010

WEST TERRE HAUTE -- Time is running out to submit entries for the fourth Sisters of Providence Youth Art Contest at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

Children ages 5-18 may enter the contest, which is free. The deadline for entries is 3 p.m., Friday.

The theme for this year's contest is "Saint Mother Theodore Guerin -- Indiana Pioneer," in honor of the foundress of the Sisters of Providence.

The contest is open to all children in Vigo, Vermillion, Clay, Parke and Sullivan counties in Indiana and Clark, Edgar and Crawford counties in Illinois.

Children of all faith traditions may enter. A reception for all entrants, parents, teachers and principals and the public will be 6:30-7:30 p.m., in O'Shaughnessy Dining Room in Providence Center at SMWC.

All participants will receive a certificate and a participation ribbon.

St. Mary-of-the-Woods College, the Terre Haute Children's Museum and Terre Haute Savings Bank have joined with the Sisters of Providence to provide awards for divisional winners.

SMWC is presenting $1,000 first-year tuition awards to the four first-place winners, according to Art Criss, SMWC vice president for enrollment management and Aaron Kelley, director of campus admission.

The tuition awards may be used in the first year by a female entering SMWC or by a female or male entering his or her first year in the Woods External Degree program.

The Terre Haute Children's Museum Executive Director Lynn Hughes announced free admission tickets would be presented to the top 16 finishers. The admission tickets will be good for entry when the new museum opens later this year.

Cash awards will be presented by Terre Haute Savings Bank. They will be given to first-, second- and third-place finishers, while those receiving honorable mention will receive a certificate and ribbon.

For more contest details, see www.SistersofProvidence.org or contact Becky Igo at bigo@spsmw.org.

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