County directory art contest open to local students

Oakland County Clerk/Register of Deeds Lisa Brown announced an art contest for high school students residing in Oakland County to design the cover of the 2020 Oakland County Directory.

The theme of this year’s contest is Oakland County’s bicentennial. All high school students residing in Oakland County are eligible to enter by submitting an original work of art depicting the county’s 200th anniversary.

“I am thrilled to again offer the directory cover contest to local high school students,” said Brown. “I appreciate VIBE Credit Union’s support and look forward to seeing the artistry and creativity of our teens.”

The winner will have their artwork featured on the cover of the 2020 Oakland County Directory and will receive a $500 prize from VIBE Credit Union.

The contest is open to all high school students in grades 9-12 who are living in Oakland County. This includes public, private and home-school students, who will need permission from a parent or guardian if they’re under the age of 18.

Each entry must be submitted in a medium that can be reproduced, include a short description (up to 300 words) of how the original artwork was created, specify the medium/media used, and the inspiration behind the work.

Entries will be accepted through December 23, 2019, at 4 p.m. Entries may be dropped off in person or mailed to Oakland County Clerk Lisa Brown, Directory Cover Contest, Elections Division, 1200 N. Telegraph Road, Dept. 417, Pontiac, MI 48341. Entries submitted via email will not be accepted.

The winner will be selected from all eligible entries by January 6, 2020.

All entries must include a fully completed entry form, which can be downloaded from oakgov.com/clerkrod, where a complete list of rules is also available.