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Veterans Day Poster Contest for Peoria County Students

Oct 1, 2014

In honor of Veterans Day, Heddington Oaks is hosting a Poster Art Contest for Peoria County students in grades K-5. Participants are encouraged to create artistic visions that convey thanks and appreciation to veterans and current military personnel.  The theme of this year’s contest is “A Salute to Veterans.”  The poster contest is intended to highlight the history, purpose, and importance of Veterans Day to students.

Students' artwork will be on display at Heddington Oaks during the week of Veterans Day, from November 10 - 14, 2014. Judging of the contest will occur at Heddington Oaks' Veterans Day Open House on Tuesday, November 11 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.  During that time, local veterans will vote for the winner of each division: grades K-1 (coloring page contest), grades 2-3 and grades 4-5 (creative drawing/coloring). The winner of each category will receive an Art Prize Package.

Information on the Veterans Day contest has been sent to all Peoria County schools.  Parents may also find contest details online at The contest is open to all Peoria County students, including home schooled students.

The deadline to submit entries is Wednesday, November 5 by 5:00 p.m. Entries may be hand-delivered to Heddington Oaks, 2223 W. Heading Ave in West Peoria, or mailed to Veterans Day Poster Contest, Peoria County, 324 Main Street Room 502, Peoria, IL  61602.

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