2022 Art Contest & Exhibition!!

Help us to support the young artists in our community!!

The Pumpkinfest Art Contest is an opportunity to support and encourage young artists in our community. It's our mission to encourage children to playfully explore and experiment with art, engage in creativity and experience artistic growth through exhibition opportunities.

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Our Art Tent is under going an UPGRADE this year!!

Don't worry, we'll still have our usual Art Contest for ages 5 to 13.  New this year, we'll have 2 levels to the contest!

1. The usual contest for ages 5 to 13.

                                                                                              Prizes and ribbons for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

           2. High School art contest and exhibition.

                                                                                             Awards:  (See Below)

The children's art contest for ages 5 to 13 will now cost 1 ticket.   However, children will use their ticket to help us determine the Grand Prize winner of our High School exhibit!  The dollar value from the tickets collected will go to a Grand Prize scholarship award for our winning High School student!

Not age 5 to 13?  That's OK.  We'd like you to stop by and tour our High School Art Exhibit.  For 1 ticket you can vote for your favorite entry as well.  Help us to support the young artists in our community!  Come down and check it out!

The High School art students will be on hand to show you their skills and explain our new Art Exhibit to you!!

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High School Art Show Exhibition

If you're a student at South Lyon High School or South Lyon East High School and love to paint,

WE WANT YOU to join us at Pumpkinfest!!!!  We have a contest for you!!

You must be registered to submit an entry.

Click the button below to enter and then bring your entry to Pumpkinfest in September!

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We have something for every entry and have 7 different prizes to give out! 

Awards and Prizes:  

  1. All registered artists will receive a certificate of merit and a Pumpkinfest T-Shirt for their participation.
  2. Grand Prize: Will be chosen from either school = $100.00 scholarship plus the dollar value from the tickets collected from the Public Art Contest during the Festival.
  3. SLHS 1st Place =  $100.00 Best in Show Scholarship
  4. SLHS 2nd and 3rd place ribbons
  5. SLEHS 1st place= $100.00 Best in Show Scholarship
  6. SLEHS 2nd and 3rd place ribbons

Awards will be announce and given from the Family Stage on Sunday during the Festival.

Exhibit Requirements:  Deadline for entry Sept 18th.

  1. Subject for the entry will be the artist’s interpretation of the Festival’s theme and how it relates to South Lyon.

2022 Theme:  Harvest Hoedown  

  1. Artist must be a student at SLHS or SLEHS. Student ID’s will be required at check-in.
  2. Artist must be registered with Pumpkinfest to submit an entry.
  3. Each artist may submit 1 piece.
  4. Entries will be done on 11x14 canvas board.
  5. Work must be original and may use the following media: Acrylic, Oil, water color paint or a mix of these options.
  6. For their own protection, entries must be submitted with a frame and will include a screwed-on wire to the back of the frame for display at the festival. No glass in or added to the frames.
  7. Artist will deliver the entry to the Pumpkinfest Art Tent no later then 9:00 am, Saturday, Sept. 24th, 2022.
  8. Artist will volunteer for a minimum of one, 2hr shift at the Art tent during the festival.

Should you have any questions, please contact;

Shelley Oliveira @ srsoliveira@live.com