Bridgeton Public Library Accepting Submissions for Art Contest for City-Wide Cleanup Mural

By: Rachel Suga, Writer / Follow South Jersey Bridgeton City Intern

Photo: Jon Bradley | Follow South Jersey

BRIDGETON, N.J. — The Bridgeton Public Library is recruiting students to paint a better future this March.

Bridgeton has a city-wide cleanup day scheduled on March 27. To help create more solutions to this issue that affects the entire community, the Bridgeton Public Library is currently holding a contest for K-12 students to participate in its efforts to promote a cleaner Earth. The contest encourages younger community members from the area to illustrate ways to decrease litter in Bridgeton via a mural to be displayed on the library’s wall as part of the event.

Contest rules state that the artwork must be original and not contain any copyrighted works. Mediums of work can include 2D visual art such as painting or crayons on paper, or 3D media such as Paint 3D on the computer. Judged upon the connection to the theme of the contest, originality, accuracy in grammar, and attractiveness, artists are encouraged to submit their pieces to their respective school.

The work will be judged by the following grade levels:

  • Kindergarten to second grade
  • 3rd through 5th grade
  • 6th through 8th grade
  • 9th through 12th grade

First place winners of each grade bracket will receive a $50 gift card. They will have their posters photographed and displayed to promote Bridgeton’s clean-up day. Second place winners will receive a $25 gift card. All winning artwork will be displayed in the Bridgeton Public Library.

The artwork and an entry form must be submitted to students’ school by Thursday, February 25.

This article was produced by a Follow South Jersey news intern thanks to a grant provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation through the New Jersey Health Initiatives program to create hyper-local news to meet the informational and health needs of the City of Bridgeton, N.J.