ALBANY, NY â€“ NYSARC, Inc. has announced its 2011 Convention Theme design competition, to create artwork that reflects the convention theme of â€œAdvocacy in Action: Moving Forward.â€ The creator of the winning design will win a laptop computer donated by CMI Communications. Eligible designs can be submitted through a NYSARC regional chapter, such as ARC of Oswego County (the NYSARC chapter for Oswego County), before Sept. 13, 2010.
All New York State students in grades 7-12, and New York State college students, are eligible to enter; as are all ARC of Oswego County chapter members, ARC of Oswego County employees and their families, and those accessing services through ARC of Oswego County and their families. Entries must be submitted on 8.5×11â€ white paper, and can be an original drawing/painting or an original computer-generated image. No text except the convention theme is permitted. Entries are limited to two per person.
Entries can be submitted to Convention Theme Design, ARC of Oswego County, 7 Morrill Place, Fulton NY 13069, by Monday, September 13. All artwork submitted for this competition will become the property of NYSARC, Inc. All entries will be judged by attendees at the 2010 Annual Convention, held October 14-16, 2010. The winner will be announced at the event and notified following the close of the Convention, and will receive a new laptop computer and an etched glass award featuring the winning design. The winning design will be used on all NYSARC, Inc. 2011 Annual Convention materials. NYSARC, Inc. reserves the right to use the artwork in any form or color throughout the year.
Submissions must be accompanied by a piece of paper listing the name of the artist, contact person information including name, mailing address, phone number, and email address if applicable, and artist eligibility category (NYS student grade 7-12, NYS college student, ARC of Oswego County chapter member, ARC of Oswego County employee, employee family member, ARC of Oswego County program participant or program participant family member). Chapter memberships start at just $5 per person and can be requested by calling (315) 598-3108.
ARC of Oswego County is a private, not-for-profit organization which has been providing programs and services to children and seniors with disabilities since 1955. Services include Early Intervention and evaluation services for infants and toddlers, guardianship assistance, recreational and respite activities, senior day habilitation programs, and more. Its mission is to be a leader in the field of developmental disabilities, committed to meeting the needs of individual growth, productivity, and independence through education, advocacy, and increased community acceptance and participation. Its sister agency, Oswego Industries, Inc., provides services to adults with disabilities: together creating a comprehensive support system for Oswego County residents with disabilities.