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2017 Picture Freedom Art Contest Awards Ceremony

2017 Toyota Picture Freedom Art Contest Awards Ceremony   Saturday, August 12, 2017 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.   National Underground Railroad Freedom Center      

The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center will host the third annual 2017 Toyota Picture Freedom Art Contest and will hold a ceremony to honor the winners and finalists this Saturday, August 12 from 1 – 3:00 p.m. 

The Picture Freedom Art Contest is a nationwide student art competition sponsored by Toyota that challenges students to create works of art capturing America’s struggle for inclusive freedom and equality, drawing connections from the Underground Railroad to the Civil Rights Movement to the modern day fight against slavery.   The grand prize winner of the contest is Charles Rounds of Jackson, Mississippi, winning a $3,500 scholarship award. The second place winner, Desmond Young of Jackson, Mississippi wins a $2,000 scholarship award. Finally, third place winner Jordan Havice, of Columbus, Ohio is awarded a $1,000 scholarship award. Hotel, flight and food accommodations are also included for the top three winners to visit Cincinnati for the opening of the Picture Freedom exhibit which will showcase their work through February 2018. Winners 4 – 8 will receive a $100 scholarship.

 

Event Date: 
Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 1:00am to 3:00pm