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Juvenile court seeking submissions for student art contest

| January 12, 2023
Tuscarawas County's Juvenile Court is holding its 2nd Art Scholarship Contest for graduating seniors. Pictured are last year's winners: Hannah Levengood and Regan Myers. (WJER Radio)

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) (Jan. 12, 2023) – Tuscarawas County’s Juvenile Court is holding another art scholarship contest for graduating high school seniors.

Judge Adam Wilgus says the first one in 2022 went so well that they’re doing it again.

“It was very well received. I heard some very positive feedback from members in our community that appreciated that the students had this opportunity, and it seemed to be a very worthy thing. It was rewarding both for the students as well as for the court.” 

Participating students can use any medium they would like to create a painting or drawing inspired by this year’s contest theme: “Dreaming of the Future.”

“We are asking the contestants to submit wall art that is reflective of their plans for the future or what they will be doing after graduation.” 

Entry forms are available at area high school guidance offices, from the court, and on its website. Submissions are due by the end of the business day on March 10th. 

“After the deadline, I will have the staff here at the courthouse review the artwork and ultimately I’ll choose the final first and second place, and once we identify those we will have the artwork framed and schedule a time for the artists as well as their parents to come here to the court to have a presentation.”

The top artist will get a $500 scholarship, the runner-up gets $250, and both will have their artwork displayed in the courtroom beside last year’s winners.

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