FORT WALTON BEACH Okaloosa County School students can depict summer fun for the 6th Annual Okaloosa Arts Alliance School Poster Contest.


FORT WALTON BEACH Okaloosa County School students can depict summer fun for the 6th Annual Okaloosa Arts Alliance School Poster Contest.



Participants must use paper, markers, pencils, paint, pastels, charcoal or crayons. Posters should be 8.5 by 11 inches and should include the artist's name, grade and school name. 



April 20 is the entry deadline; just one entry per student is permitted. Drop off entries at the Arts & Design Society gallery, 17 First St., SE, Fort Walton Beach. Hours are Tuesday through Friday, noon to 4 p.m., and Saturday, 1-4 p.m.



First through third place will be awarded in three categories: kindergarten through fourth grades; fifth through seventh grades, and eighth through 12th grades.



Prizes are a $75 gift card for each first-place winner; a $50 gift card for each second-place winner; and a $25 gift card for each third-place winner.  Additionally, a copy of first-place winners' artwork will be published in the OAA newsletter and on its website. 



All entries will be displayed April 21 to May 1 at the Arts & Design Society. A reception announcing the winners is 6-8 p.m. April 24.



Call 244-1271 or visit www.artsdesignsociety.org for more information, or contact Amy Baty, 499-8335 or amybaty1@gmail.com, if you have questions.