Okaloosa Arts Alliance The official Local Arts Agency For Okaloosa County

Okaloosa Arts Alliance Poster Contest-
The Okaloosa Arts Alliance (OAA) would like to invite all Okaloosa County School students to participate in the 8th Annual OAA Okaloosa County School Poster Contest.    The OAA wants to know what you consider “Summer Fun”.  It can be anything you can create on paper with markers, pencils, paint, pastels, charcoal, or crayons.  There will be a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner for three elementary school students (K-4), for three middle school students (5-7), and for three high school students (8-12) in Okaloosa County.   Each 1st place winner will receive a $75 gift card donated by Eglin Federal Credit Union, each 2nd place winner will receive a $50 gift card and each 3rd place winner will receive a $25 gift card.   Additionally, the 1st place winners’ artwork will be posted in the OAA newsletter and on the OAA website. 

Any Okaloosa County School student can enter; entries can be submitted by an Okaloosa County School or by an individual student.   The poster contest deadline is May 4, 2017.    Please submit only one entry per student.  Posters should be standard size (8 ½ x 11) for the contest and should include, the name of the artist, their grade, and the name of their school.  Please mail your entries to Okaloosa Arts Alliance-Poster Contest, P.O. Box 4426, FWB, FL 32549.  If you prefer you can drop off your entry at the Arts & Design Society located on 17 1st St SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548; Gallery Hours: Tue-Fri 12-4 pm , Sat 1-4 pm or at HH Arts at 100 Beal Pkwy S. Ft. Walton Beach, hours are Tuesday thru Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

All of the poster contest entries will be on display at Young Philosophers Society with a poster contest reception from 10am-2pm and winners announced on Sat, May 6, 2017. Young Philosophers Society is located at 144 Miracle Strip Pkwy, FWB 32548.  Email Amy at amybaty1@gmail.com for more information about the poster contest.  More information about the Young Philosophers Society can be found at https://www.facebook.com/youngphilosopherssociety/                         

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The Okaloosa Arts Alliance (OAA) is the official local arts agency for Okaloosa County.  The purpose of OAA is to support and promote art, music, and culture in Okaloosa County. The Okaloosa Arts Alliance enhances the cultural environment of its community, and promotes, coordinates, and nurtures high quality arts and cultural resources that enrich the lives of residents and visitors.   The OAA is sponsored in part by the State of Florida,  Division of Cultural Affairs and from Arts auto license tag revenues but could not exist without its members and community support.