Feeding South Florida is excited to announce its inaugural “Summer Hunger Ends Here” Art Competition presented by Delta Airlines. Now through March 30, local high school students throughout the quad-county area will have the opportunity to create a winning masterpiece displaying their vision of summer hunger. Winners of the competition will be announced during a special Gallery Night presented by Delta Air Lines and sponsored by Dunkin Donuts, Carrier/UTC, Florida Peninsula Insurance Company and Source1 Purchasing.
Students will create artwork that depicts summer hunger, highlighting the issue that impacts far too many of South Florida’s children. The end of school and beginning of summer is one of Feeding South Florida’s busiest seasons. In South Florida, 555,302 children don’t have access to free or reduced-priced meals, which creates a difficult time for families throughout the long summer months.
“As we continue to shed light on summer hunger, we are excited to launch this initiative that also recognizes the talents of our community’s high school students,” said Sari Vatske, Executive Vice President of Feeding South Florida. “To raise awareness about the issue, and showcase the winning piece of art, Feeding South Florida will wrap a 36-foot tractor/trailer that travels throughout our quad-county service area.”
To participate, students are encouraged to complete the registration form and sign the student release. All artwork must be submitted by March 30, 2018. A panel of judges will select the first, second and third winner, with the help of the “People’s Choice” vote, which includes voting through Feeding South Florida’s Facebook page. Judging will occur the week of April 16, 2018 and first, second and third place winners will be announced at Feeding South Florida’s Gallery Night on May 3, 2018.
The first place winner’s art piece will be used as a truck wrap on a Feeding South Florida 36-foot tractor/trailer that travels through Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties. The artwork will also be prominently displayed at Feeding South Florida’s main warehouse until August 31, 2018. For more information on the “Summer Hunger Ends Here” Art Competition visit, http://dev.feedingsouthflorida.org/ways-to-help/art-competition/.