Bethel Township Parks and Recreation Board Chalk Your Walk Competition!

Beginning Saturday, September 12th, 2020 the Bethel Township Parks and Recreation Board will be hosting the 2020 Chalk Your Walk Contest, transforming Bethel Township with vibrant colors and works of chalk art.

This contest is open to individual artists and groups of 2-3 artists from 2nd Grade through 12th Grade. Artists should create a 4’ x 6’ chalk artwork on their sidewalk or driveway that fits one of our themes, Sports OR Fall Fun, for a chance to win a $50.00 gift card to a local Bethel Business. Artists will be judged in the following age groups:

  • 2nd and 3rd Grades
  • 4th and 5th Grades
  • 6th and 7th Grades
  • 8th and 9th Grades
  • 10th, 11th, and 12th Grades

Submissions from groups of 2 to 3 artists will be accepted and will be judged in the category of the oldest artist. Two winners will be selected from each category (one for each theme) and one “Best in Show” winner will be selected. Winners are selected based on the number of “likes” they receive on the Township’s Facebook and Instagram pages. The “Best in Show” winner will be the artist with the most overall likes. Each artist is only eligible for one prize.

How to Submit to Win

To submit your artwork for official participation in this contest, please create a 4’ x 6’ chalk artwork with the theme of Sports OR Fall Fun. Please write the artist’s name, grade, and the date under the artwork in the bottom right corner in chalk. Once your artwork is completed, please snap a photo with no filters or enhancements and submit it to BTParksandRecreation@gmail.com by September 27th. In the body of your email, please include your Bethel Township address, the names and grades of your artists, and the theme that you would like to be judged for. For any submission questions, please call the Township Office at (610) 459-1529 ext. 1.

Contest Schedule:

  • Saturday, September 12th  – Sunday, September 27th: Artists can submit their creations to BTParksandRecreation@gmail.com
  • Monday, September 28th – Sunday, October 4th: Artworks will be posted on the Bethel Township Facebook Page, Bethel Township Parks and Recreation Facebook Page, and the Bethel Township Instagram Page for residents to vote (“like”) for their favorite artworks
  • Monday, October 5th: Votes will be tallied for each age group.
  • Tuesday, October 6th, 2020, at 7:00 PM: Winners will be announced at the Bethel Township Parks and Recreation Meeting

Contest Rules:

  • Designs must not exceed 4’ x 6’ in area
  • All artworks must have the artist(s) name(s), grade(s), and date written below the artwork in the bottom right corner.
  • Only non-oil based washable chalk may be in your design. No acrylic paints, liquid pastels, oil-based pastels, hard pastels, liquid chalks, etc. will be allowed.
  • All artwork must be appropriate for public viewing by all ages.
  • No political messages, words, or symbols indented as advertising may appear in the image.
  • No filters or enhancements may be added to the photo submissions. Bethel Township reserves the right to use photographs for marketing, promotion, and publicity purposes.
  • Organizers have a right to disqualify and/or remove any inappropriate art or writing as they deem necessary.
  • Official Judging is based on the number of “likes” a photo gets on the Township Facebook and Instagram Pages before the end of the assigned deadline.
  • This one is for the kids, so parents and adults, please refrain from helping create the artwork.

For our printable flyer with all contest rules, click here!

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