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Raiders & Invaders Illustration Contest


Calling all Middle School Students in St. Mary's County!

You are invited to participate in an illustration Contest  that is inspired by the Raiders and Invaders theme and the events taking place during the War of 1812 

Submission Guidelines
Students can draw or paint using whatever medium they choose (i.e. crayon, brush, acrylics, water paints and/or pencil) as long as the final piece is 8.5” x 11”.

Winners/Prizes
• 3 winners will be chosen by a panel of 4 judges.

•  Big Larry’s will provide each winner a $20 Gift Certificate
to his shop and a “How to Draw” art book.

• Each winner’s artwork will be converted into a large sized poster. 

Posters will be displayed in Big Larry’s windows during the Raiders and  Invaders weekend (June 6 -8), and then will be on display in the Leonardtown Art Center through July First Friday.

Entries and Timeline
All entries will be turned in at Big Larry’s by May 5. Judging will take place in the Leonardtown Arts Center by May 10th. Entries except for winners go on display in Big Larry’s last 2 weeks of May.  

Big Larry’s will host open Illustration Workshops in his shop every Saturday in April from Noon to 4PM. 

Winners artwork will be converted to posters and original winning artwork go on display and announced on First Friday June 6.

We ask all participants to pick up their work from Big Larry’s by between July and September 1. After this date, all remaining non-collected entries will be disposed of. 

Please click here if you have any questions or require additional information