The Summit Area YMCA (SAY) and the Berkeley Heights Diversity Council (BHDC) have partnered up once again to bring the Lunar New Year Festival to the community! This year in addition to performances, arts and crafts, amazing food and more, the SAY and BHDC Lunar New Year Festival Committee is proud to announce a 2019 Lunar New Year Festival Art Contest for all high schoolers residing in Summit, Berkeley Heights, New Providence, Millburn, Springfield, Short Hills, Gillette, and Stirling!
The artwork must be a 2D, hand drawn or painted piece of art (“Artwork”) that is no larger than the dimensions of 24 inches x 36 inches themed around inspiring others to appreciate diversity, community, cultural acceptance and welcoming during the Lunar New Year. Most exciting is that first place winners for each grade level (Grades 9-12) will receive not only a $50 Visa Gift Card but also a free 1-Month Teen Membership with the Summit Area YMCA!
Members and Community Members will be able to submit votes per art piece displayed at the Berkeley Heights YMCA between January 16 - January 25. Winners will be contacted to attend the 2019 Lunar New Year Festival to receive recognition for their accomplishment and their prizes on February 2, 2019.
The SAY is dedicated to strengthening the community through providing all individuals with opportunities to learn, grow and thrive. It is in our hopes that with the 2019 Lunar New Year Festival Art Contest, the community's youth may engage in an activity that sparks creativity and appreciation for not only diversity and welcoming practices, but also in understanding the Y's core values in respect, honesty, caring and responsibility. Through its various programs, events, and services, the Summit Area YMCA strives to offer everyone opportunities to reach their full potential.
We are excited to once again bring the committee another exciting Lunar New Year Festival in 2019!
For more information about the 2019 Lunar New Year Festival, visit www.theSAY.org/LNYF
2019 LUNAR NEW YEAR FESTIVAL ART CONTEST
Two artists from each grade level of 9-12 will be eligible for a chance to win:
FIRST PRIZE: $50 VISA GIFT CARD + 1 MONTH FREE BERKELEY HEIGHTS YMCA TEEN MEMBERSHIP
SECOND PRIZE: $25 VISA GIFT CARD
CONTEST PERIOD: December 8, 2019 at 12:01AM EST and ends January 15th, 2019 at 11:59PM EST
Submit your Artwork and completed Entry Form between December 8 - January 15 to:
HOW TO ENTER:
Hand draw or paint a piece of art (“Artwork”) that is no larger than the dimensions of 24 inches x 36 inches that illustrates what you believe may inspire others to appreciate the theme of diversity, community, cultural acceptance and welcoming during the Lunar New Year.
Entry forms and artwork can be submitted to the Berkeley Heights YMCA to:
Berkeley Heights YMCA
550 Springfield Avenue, Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922
(P) (908) 464-8373
Before entering all contestants much have a parent or legal guardian sign the release and waiver attached to the official entry form.DOWNLOAD THE ENTRY FORM
For more information, visit https://www.thesay.org/
About the Summit Area YMCA
The Summit Area YMCA is one of the area’s leading 501(c)(3) charitable organizations. Founded in 1886, the Summit Area YMCA has a history steeped in working side-by-side with our neighbors to ensure that everyone, regardless of age, income and background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Each year, we serve more than 10,000 individuals with our free and fee-based programs and services in an area spanning the communities of Berkeley Heights, New Providence, Millburn, Springfield, Short Hills, Summit, Gillette, and Stirling. Through the generosity of our members, donors, and partners, we are able to offer financial assistance for our programs and services to those with demonstrated need.