• February 24, 2016
  • 5:00 pm
  • Chester Farmers and Artisans Market

Chester County Students in grades 6th through 12th are invited to
submit designs for a proposed mural to be displayed on the exterior
of the Chester Farmerʼs and Artisanʼs Market building.
Judging: Final submissions will be judged by a panel of artists from
Chester and surrounding areas. The theme for the mural(s) will be
“Picture Chester” and should reflect a knowledge of the past and/or
present history, culture, activities within the building and/or in
Participating artists are encouraged to learn more about the history of
Chester and the market building as well as to actually visit the
Farmerʼs & Artisanʼs Market building as they brainstorm ideas for
their final designs.
• Open to Chester County students in grades 6-12.
• Artwork must be students own design/creation that have not been
copied from published photographs, cartoons/characters or clipart.
• Students may use colored pencils, watercolors, markers, acrylic
paints, or digital imaging to create their designs/artwork keeping in
mind that the final design will be a painted mural.
• Entries must be completed in a vertical (portrait) 1:2 size ratio
format without a mat or frame. For example: 9”x18”, 8”x16”, and
5”x10”, would all be acceptable sizes. (Do not submit images larger
than 18” or smaller than 5”).
• There should be no signatures or initials on the front of the artwork.
A completed Entry Form must be attached to the back of the
artwork. This includes a title for their artwork and a description of
how their artwork demonstrates the contest theme.
• Mailed artwork must be postmarked by February 24, 2016 and
addressed to Attention: C. Curtis, 100 West End Street Chester, SC
*All submitted designs will be considered for a collage display for the
interior of the market. Entry into the contest is not a guarantee that
your design will be selected for the final mural and/or included in the
final display of submitted artworks. The mural committee reserves
the right to reject any entries deemed inappropriate or not
representative of the theme or community in a positive light. All
submitted artworks will become the property of the City of Chester

Mural Entry Form

Mural Guidelines

Mural Lesson Plan