Poster contest to honor Cesar E. Chavez
A poster contest celebrating the life and values of Hispanic activist Cesar E. Chavez has been announced for Tulare County youth, seventh to 12th grade.
The contest, sponsored by Proteus Inc., is for the Cesar E. Chavez Celebrating the Legacy event, slated for March 30 in Visalia, in honor of his birthday.
Organizers say it honors his life, which he made extraordinary with the values he set into action daily.
All youth participants must be residents of Tulare County. The poster must reflect Chavez’s work, philosophies and at least one of his values.
Some of the universal values guiding Chavez as a family man, labor leader, civil rights leader, spiritualist, social entrepreneur, environmentalist and community servant include some of the following values which can be used in the artwork: sacrifice, preference to help the needy, determination, non-violent behavior and acceptance of all people.
All art must be original student-developed work and can not contain any nudity or profanity.
The finished art must be no smaller than 8.5-by-11 inches and no larger than 8.5-by-14 inches in size.
An entry slip must be attached to the art submission and must include student’s name, phone number, grade, full address, school name, teacher’s name, a release, date, and student and parent or guardian signatures. In addition, the artist’s name must be printed on the back of the poster.
Posters are to be submitted to Elizabeth Gonzalez at Proteus, Inc., 1830 N. Dinuba Blvd., Visalia, CA 93291.
Contest winners will be notified prior to the Cesar E. Chavez Celebrating the Legacy event. They will also be recognized during the celebration, which is slated for March 30 in Visalia.
Deadline for all entries is March 14.
The winner of the middle school entry will receive a $100 gift card and have the artwork printed on Chavez’s birthday cake at the event. The high school winning entry will receive a new tablet and have the artwork printed on event T-shirts and on the program.
To obtain an entry form or for more information, call Elizabeth Gonzalez at 733-5423.