TERRE HAUTE -- Young artists from the Wabash Valley have an opportunity to demonstrate their talents in the fifth Sisters of Providence Youth Art Contest.
The theme of this year's contest is "The Legacy of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin."
The contest is open to youths ages 5-18, who reside in Vigo, Parke, Vermillion, Clay and Sullivan counties in Indiana, and Clark, Edgar and Crawford counties in Illinois.
Entries judged to be the best three in four age categories (5-7, 8-10, 11-13, and 14-18), will receive cash prizes and certificates. Honorable mention winners receive a ribbon and certificate.
Each artist who enters the contest will receive a ribbon and Certificate of Participation.
Young artists may use any artistic medium except photography and/or digital media.
Projects may be no larger than 11-by-17 inches. Only one entry per artist will be accepted.
The artwork must be an original "flat" work created in 2011 and registered for the contest using the official entry form.
The entry form must be affixed to the back of the artwork and filled out completely.
Entry forms are available on the Congregation's website at www.SistersofProvidence.org.
Each entry must be mounted either on foam board or cardboard and ready for display. Each young artist is asked to use his or her imagination and creativity to capture, in the artwork, Saint Mother Theodore and elements of her legacy, which are lived presently by the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.
The top three winners in each category will win cash prizes.
A reception for contest winners and all young artists who entered is scheduled for March 10, in O'Shaughnessy Dining Room at Providence Center at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.
The deadline for entries is 3 p.m., Friday, Feb. 25.
Entries may be dropped off between 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the Providence Center reception desk.
Entries may be mailed but must be postmarked by Feb. 25.
Mail entries to Becky Igo, Office of Congregational Advancement, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind., 47876.