The Visual Arts Competition is open to children 11 years old and younger who attend Union County schools. While there is no specific topic this year the artwork should highlight values or aspects of


The artwork can be a painting or a drawing that expresses the values optimism. This competition encourages and celebrates visual art skills. It gives the youth we serve an outlet for their creativity.

Artwork may be submitted to the Weddington Optimist Club from March 31st thru April 21st. The artwork should be mounted in a frame mat. Place the application on the back of the drawing or painting and submit via email to the Visual Arts Chairman.

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The top three local winners will receive a financial award ($100, $50, $25). The 1st place local winner will also compete at the International level through on-line voting. The international winner will have their artwork displayed on a Optimist International Calendar that will be for sale at the 2024 annual convention.