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2022 ART Blooms Banner Contest Spreads Throughout Region

It’s time for the 8th annual Light Pole Banner Design Contest.  The theme for the 2022 artwork is “Paws, Fins, Wings & Things” with the emphasis being on pets and wildlife.

This year’s event has spread throughout the region to your hometown and is made possible by the generous sponsorship of First State Community Bank, Ozarks Federal Savings and Loan, and Unico Bank with the coordination of the contest by Mineral Area Council on the Arts (MACOA).  Scottye Adkins, Executive Director of MACOA, said, “the ART Blooms banner contest has grown spectacularly in the recent years.  The MACOA volunteers enjoy the process of sorting the over 1500 entries.  It gives us a chance to see all of the talent artists represented!”  Greg Beavers, City Administrator of Farmington, kicked off the idea from the beginning.  He stated, “We are glad to see the banner contest expand into the other towns in the region.  It is always a joy to see the artwork up and down the streets in Farmington.”

There will be so much student artwork to see in 2022! The ART Blooms contest is open to local K-12 students in public, private, and home schools in the Mineral Area.  Students are asked to submit an original drawing, painting, or illustration depicting the theme using the official entry form.  Artwork submitted by home schools and private schools will be represented in the town nearest their location.  A total of 258 banners will be on display in 2022 throughout the towns of the Arcadia Valley, Bismarck, Bonne Terre, Caledonia, Desloge, Farmington, Fredericktown, Park Hills, and Potosi.  We hope you will travel to each location to view all 258 banners with artwork by our own local K-12 students from March to October.

Artwork must be submitted to the Farmington Library or MACOA by Friday, January 28, 2022.  Farmington Library, 101 N A Street, Farmington, MO 63640; or to Mineral Area Council on the Arts, PO Box 1000, Park Hills, MO 63601 or dropped off at Mineral Area College Fine Arts Building, Room 134.  If mailed, entries should be submitted flat in a protective envelope.  The artwork should not be folded.

See the official guidelines and entry form below.

Questions may be directed to Scottye Adkins at (573) 518-2125 or

2022 Banner Contest Entry Form

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