Art & Culture
The Woodlands Wildflower Festival Accepting Entries for Art Contest
THE WOODLANDS, TX – The Howard Hughes Corporation has announced that entries are now being accepted for The Woodlands Wildflower Festival Art Contest. The contest is held in conjunction with The Woodlands Wildflower Festival, a popular tradition celebrating its 31st anniversary in the community. The The Woodlands Wildflower Festival is on Saturday, October 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Hughes Landing on Lake Woodlands. The Woodlands Township is a participating sponsor.
Contest entries should portray a nature scene in the spirit of the Wildflower Festival. Interested parties should draw a favorite scene from nature on heavy, unlined white paper, canvas or poster board, no larger than 11” x 17.” Preferred drawing materials are watercolors, oils, pen and ink, pastels, crayons, colored pencils or markers. No writing should be included on the front of the artwork.
Entries will be judged and prizes are awarded in the following categories: up to four years, five to eight years, nine to 13 years, 14-18 years and adults (age 19 and over). First place prizes of $100 will be awarded in all four children’s categories. The adult first place winner will receive $300. The Grand Prize-winning entry across the four children’s categories will be used on the official recycled bag that is sold at the festival, and the winning adult entry will become the official poster sold at the festival. Proceeds from the bags and poster sales benefit The Woodlands Lions Club.
Entries should be labeled on the back with the name, address, phone number and age (for children’s entries only). Entries may be turned in at The Howard Hughes Corporation at 1790 Hughes Landing Boulevard, Suite 600. The Howard Hughes Corporation is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The deadline for entries is Friday, September 28 at 5:00 p.m. The winners will be notified the following week.
The Woodlands Wildflower Festival is a free, family-oriented event features thousands of wildflower seed packets in many different varieties that are distributed free to the community by generous seed sponsors; exhibits related to gardening and native plants; inflatable rides, entertainment and music. The lovable mascot of The Woodlands, Puffy Pine Cone, along with mascot friends including Bridgeland Bill will make special guest appearances from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Festival. Bridgeland is a development of The Howard Hughes Corporation.