Meridian Star

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October 13, 2013

Student artwork sought for statewide conference

MERIDIAN —     Area high school art students in 11th and 12th grades are invited to submit their artwork for a chance to have it displayed on a logo that will be used on all material, including T-shirts, associated with a statewide conference of the Gaining Ground Sustainability Institute of Mississippi in Meridian next year.

    Go Green, Meridian!, a chapter of GGSIM, will host the conference from April 4-6 in 2014.

    "The theme for the conference is 'Growing Health, Sustaining Wellness' and we ask that this be used as the basis for their art work," a Go Green Meridian! press release states. All artwork submitted will be displayed at the conference with the student's permission."

    The deadline to submit art entries for the logos is Nov. 1. Prizes to be awarded for best entries are: $25 for first place; $20 for second place; and $15 for third place. The winners will also receive a GGSIM conference T-shirt.

    The guidelines for art submissions are:

    1. We first and foremost will encourage the students to be creative. The theme of the conference is “Growing Health, Sustaining Wellness” and logos should reflect this theme in any creative form the student sees fit.

    2.  Please use medium of choice on an 8”x10” surface.

    3. Contest open to 11th and 12th grade art students attending school in Lauderdale County.

    4. If you would like a representative from Go Green, Meridian! to come to your class, please make arrangements through by emailing JoAnne Weems at As many requests as possible will be accommodated.

    5. Artwork will be picked up the week of Nov. 4th and the winner will be announced the week before Thanksgiving.

    Please contact Weems, at the above email address or further information or to schedule a visit to your school.

    GGSIM is a state-wide non-profit, volunteer organization that focuses on raising awareness, connecting community, and providing information and resources to the people of Mississippi by setting a good, green example and sharing our experiences!

    "Go Green, Meridian!, a chapter of GGSIM, is thrilled and excited to have our schools involved in sustainability, a cause that not only is important for us to be aware of, but critical to the success of our next generation," a press release states. "We define sustainability as 'meeting our current needs without sacrificing the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.'”

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