April 3 is entry deadline for Daffodil Daze Art Contest

501 LIFE is teaming up again this year with First Security Bank and Conway Regional Health System to present the annual Daffodil Daze Art Contest.

“Each year, we are amazed and impressed by the caliber of artistic talent displayed in the entries we receive from Faulkner County students,” said 501 LIFE Editor/Co-publisher Sonja J. Keith. “Their work is inspiring and captures the beauty we enjoy in Central Arkansas when spring arrives.

“Last year, judges reviewed nearly 300 entries before deciding on the winners. We don’t envy them the task!”

“Art is such an important element of our culture and our society,” said Daffodil Daze Chairman Donna Evans. “And so are daffodil flowers in our parks and along our trails! Both lend beauty and creativity to the world of Conway. I’m so excited that Daffodil Daze offers our students an opportunity to display their talents in this unique contest.”

The Daffodil Daze Art Contest is open to all Faulkner County students in kindergarten through the 12th grade. Entries must be submitted on 8.5 x 11-inch paper in any art medium, including photos. On the back, please list the student’s name, school/grade/teacher, phone number and email address. The subject can be any variety of daffodil flower(s).

Entries will be judged in three school divisions: elementary (kindergarten through fourth grade), middle school (fifth through eighth grade) and junior high/high school (ninth through 12th grade). A winner from each school, where there are multiple entries, will also be selected. 

Friday, April 3, is the deadline to submit entries at the 501 LIFE office at 701 Chestnut St. in Downtown Conway.

Winners will be announced in 501 LIFE and honored at a reception at Conway Regional Medical Center. For more information, email [email protected] or call 501.327.1501.