Winners of the fifth Youth Art Contest, sponsored by the Sisters of Providence, will be announced during a reception from 6-7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 10, in Providence Center at St. Mary-of-the-Woods.
Winners in four age-group categories will be announced.
Those categories are ages 5-7, 8-10, 11-13, and 14-18.
All entries will be on display. All artists who entered the competition are invited to attend. Each artist who entered the competition will receive a ribbon and certificate of participation. The reception is open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
The theme for this year's contest was, "The Legacy of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin," who founded the Sisters of Providence in 1840. She was canonized as a saint, the highest honor bestowed by the Catholic Church, during a ceremony Oct. 15, 2006, at the Vatican, where Pope Benedict XVI presided.
First- through third-place winners will win cash prizes, courtesy of Bart Colwell, CFO and president of Terre Haute Savings Bank, in addition to ribbons and certificates.
Honorable mention winners in the four categories win a ribbon and certificate.
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, courtesy of Art Criss, Vice President of Enrollment Management at SMWC, will provide $1,000 first-year tuition awards to the four first-place winners.
In addition, Terre Haute Children's Museum Executive Director Lynn Hughes will present free admission tickets to the top 16 finishers.