Arts and Kids is pleased to announce that $38,000 in prizes and scholarships will be awarded this year in it’s Annual Art Competition. Students from the Brady area, particularly beginners, are welcome to try to win their share of over 115 prizes. The deadline for the contest is December 31. The contest is open to everyone 17 years of age and younger and entry is free. “Everyone will enjoy an equal chance of winning the contest since entrants will be judged using age-appropriate standards,” stated Deidra Hampt, Contest Director. “Many of the artists who enter this contest will gain national recognition through the publication of their artwork,” continued Hampt. In addition to the 115 scholarships and prizes totaling $38,000 that will be awarded to young artists, a $1,000 grant will be awarded to the schools of the five finalists for art education or to provide supplies or art-related technology. To enter, send one original work of art, any style and any medium. All entries must include the child’s name, address and age on the back. Artwork should be sent to: Arts and Kids, Suite 101-2112, 3600 Crondall Lane, Owings Mills, MD 21117. Entries must be postmarked by December 31. Artwork cannot be returned. Arts and Kids is an organization dedicated to bringing the work of young artists to the public’s attention. In the last ten years, they have awarded over $100,000 to talented artists, most of whom have never before entered’or expected to win’any type of artistic competition. You can visit their website at www.ArtsandKids.com.