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The Lewis Group Announces 2014 Talladega Superspeedway Art Competition for Middle School Students


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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Lewis Group announced, recently, the Talladega Superspeedway 2014 Art Competition: “Celebrating the Sights and Sounds of the Motorsports World,” and urged middle school students to enter their artwork. The winning piece will be displayed in the Birmingham Times newspaper and at Talladega Superspeedway, NASCAR’s most competitive track.

Talladega Superspeedway and The LewisGroup are co-sponsoring this contest to promote the involvement of minority youth in the motorsports industry.

“I encourage students to seize this opportunity to participate in this year’s art competition,” said Dr. Jesse Lewis, President, The Lewis Group.  “I know that there are many young artists in Birmingham, and this competition will celebrate their talent.  The winning piece will be published in the Birmingham Times and seen throughout the southeast as well as at Talladega Superspeedway.”

Guidelines and rules for the competition are as follows:
·        Only middle school students in grades 5-8 may enter the art competition.
·        Artwork must fall into one of the following categories: paintings, drawings, collages, prints, mixed media, computer generated art or photography.

The following guidelines apply to all submitted artwork:
·        All submissions must be 2-dimensional.
·        Each piece can be no larger than 28 inches high, 28 inches wide and 4 inches deep, including the frame. If your artwork is selected as the winning piece, it will be required to be framed and must adhere to the size guidelines.
·        Artwork cannot weigh more than 15 lbs.
·        Each entry must be original in concept, design and execution; no violation of US copyright laws. Pictures reproduced from existing photos, paintings graphics or advertisements will not be accepted.
·        Work entered must be in the original medium (not scanned or a reproduction of a painting or drawing).
·        A completed Student Release Form must be submitted with all entries.

All entries must be submitted to Gwen DeRu no later than April 25, 2014.

Students with questions about the art competition should contact Gwen DeRu, Vice President, The Lewis Group at (205) 251-1666 or thelewisgroup@birminghamtimes.com