Youth Contest Info

Greetings and Hello to All. It is now time for all young artists and their supporters to prepare for our 9th Annual Orange County Heritage Council Youth Art Contest. The artwork will be on display at the Black History Parade and Unity Festival in February 2022, in the Youth Village. The 1st Place artwork will be exhibited in the Muzeo Carnegie Gallery in Anaheim, CA, from Friday, January 21, 2022, through March 20, 2022. Prizes will be awarded on stage during the Unity Festival on Saturday, February 5, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Our committee needs judges and volunteers to help make the contest run smoothly and to encourage the young artists to continue in their craft. We know that this contest is growing and we need your support. Youth leaders and those who like the arts would be great! Please help us support our young artists.

I have attached the contest flyer. There are two versions: one flyer on a page for posting and two smaller flyers on a page, which can be cut and distributed to individuals. The flyer has the contest rules for the artists and details of what is required from volunteer judges and Unity Festival volunteers. The flyer is also available on the Orange County Heritage Council website at

Contest Rules

Deadline: All artwork must be submitted with a completed entry form by January 9, 2022. Please include your name and the title of your work with your entry.

Media (2-D only): Illustrations, sketches, drawings, paintings, photographs, computer generated images, mixed media, etc. Artwork must not exceed 36 inches tall x 36 inches wide and must be ready to hang. Artists should submit a paragraph description (100 words or less) with their artwork.

Judging: A committee of judges will select the winners based on originality, clarity, quality of execution and relevance to the theme.

Loss, Damage, and Return of Art: All entries will become the temporary property of the Orange County Heritage Council (OCHC). Art will be released at the end of the Unity Festival, on February 5, 2022. The OCHC cannot accept responsibility for any damage or loss. By entering the contest and submitting the entry form, entrants agree to release and hold harmless the OCHC and associates, including the panel of judges, from all liability for loss or damage to their entered artwork.

If you are interested in being an area judge at your church, school or organization, please contact the coordinator below to receive an email with more information/instructions. Having an area judge makes it easier for local artists to contact a local person directly with any questions or concerns.

Questions: Please contact the contest Coordinator, Wanda Reynolds: text/call 714-310-1053 or email at

Deadline: Sunday, January 9, 2022


Wanda Reynolds

Youth Art Contest Coordinator

Dewayne Ship

Steering Committee Chair

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