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Join Us: Southern Draw - Cartoon Drawing Contest

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Deadline: January 15, 2019

Southern Draw: Cartoon Drawing Contest

Thursday, November 15, 2018 @ 10:00 am - Tuesday, January 15, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

November 15, 2018 – January 15, 2019

We want to display your work!

In March, the Earl Scruggs Center will be hosting “Comic Stripped: A Revealing Look at Southern Stereotypes in Cartoons,” a traveling exhibit created by the Levine Museum of the New South, Charlotte, North Carolina, and made possible by generous grants from Triad Foundation and The RLJ Companies. In preparation for the exhibit, the Earl Scruggs Center is holding a cartoon drawing contest and will be displaying the top 3 winners in the adult and youth categories!

The theme for this contest is southern stereotypes – your submissions may highlight or challenge stereotypes about the South and Southerners.

Submissions should include a brief artist statement (200 words or less) to describe your work and help the viewer understand it.

Please read all the rules and contest information, fill out both pages of the entry form, and turn it in along with your cartoon submission.

Click here for the entry form!

Forms may be submitted one of the following ways:
• In-person at the Earl Scruggs Center by turning it into Guest Services during business hours (Tues.-Sat., 10:00am-4:00pm; Wed. 10:00am-6:00pm)
• By mail:
Attn: Meredith Nichter
The Earl Scruggs Center
103 S. Lafayette St.
Shelby, NC 28150
• By email to (Please note: any scanned submissions should have a resolution of 300 dpi or higher.)

Submissions will be assessed by 5 judges based on the following:
• Creativity & originality
• Relevance to the theme of southern stereotypes
• Illustration
• Writing ability
• Following guidelines

The top 3 submissions in each category will be chosen to display as part of the exhibit. In addition, they will receive free admission to our exhibit opening reception on Thursday, March 28th, where they will each be recognized and presented with a prize.