OSWEGO, NY – Youth from all over Oswego County have been coming to the H. Lee White Marine Museum, on Oswegoâ€™s West First Street Pier, to enter the annual student contest â€œArt & History Rule!â€ which is sponsored, in part, by Alliance Bank, Mrs. Norma DeAmbra, Stewartâ€™s Shop, Rotary Club Of Oswego â€“ Sunrise, Oswego County Retired Teachers Association, Oswego Classroom Teachers Association, Childrenâ€™s Board of Oswego and the riverâ€™s end bookstore.
â€œWe are in the final weeks of the contest,â€ said a museum spokesperson.
Oswego County students are running out of time to visit the museum for their inspiration and to create their entry – which is due at the museum by 5 p.m. on Sept. 30.
â€œArt & History Rule!,â€ is a fun and educational art contest for grades 1-12 that encompasses the world of both art and history.
Cash prizes will be offered for the winners of each division of this contest, as selected by the judges.
A separate division is being offered this year for photographic entries.
Non-competitive prizes will be awarded to art entrants in grades 1 – 3.
Students are simply required to visit the museum, accompanied by a parent/guardian, sometime between now and Sept. 30 to tour the exhibits and prepare an entry inspired by the exhibit or artifact of their choice.
The artwork must be original and prepared by the entrant during this time, specifically for these contests.
Please contact the museum at 342-0480 or [email protected] with any questions.
Contest rules are also posted at www.hleewhitemarinemuseum.com