Deep Valley Young Artist Competition

Mankato Times

MANKATO, MINN. —- Children between the ages of 7 and 18 are encouraged to enter the Deep Valley Young Artist Competition for 2017.

Contestants are asked to illustrate a scene from their favorite book and find a quote from the book that best describes your illustration. The original artwork is to be 8.5” x 11” and submitted flat. You may use any type of paper, white, colored, rough or smooth. You may use pencil, charcoal, pen and ink, pastel, watercolor, markers, crayons, acrylic or oil. Please do not copy and illustration from a book, the internet or another person.

Awards will be given to the winner of each of the five age categories. Deadline for entries is September 1, 2017.

The winner of each category will be presented with an award with all entries placed on display at the Deep Valley Book Festival on October 7, 2017.

Age categories are

  • Ages 7 – 8
  • Ages 9 – 10
  • Ages 11 – 12
  • Ages 13 – 14
  • Ages 15 – 18

Competition rules and entry form can found online at or Deep Valley Young Artist Competition.

You can also pick up a copy at these Mankato and North Mankato locations:

  • Blue Earth County Historical Society, 424 Warren St.
  • Blue Earth County Library, 100 E. Main St.
  • Carnegie Art Center, 210 South Broad St.
  • Mankato Free Press, 418 So. 2nd St.
  • North Mankato Taylor Library, 1001 Belgrade Ave.

You can learn more about the Deep Valley Book Festival by visiting

If you have questions or would like more information email

The event is sponsored by Minnesota Heritage Publishing and Deep Valley Book Festival



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