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Participate in the Muslim Youth Expo Art Competition!

Are you a young Muslim artist? Want to showcase your work at the 3rd Annual Muslim Youth Expo on September 23? Then join us for the “Fresh Palettes” Art Competition! There are two categories in  which participants can submit their works: Poetry & Spoken Word (a-cappella only, raps and song lyrics are accepted) and Visual Art (painting, drawings, photography, sculptures, engravings). 

Winners of the competition will be recognized at the Muslim Youth Expo and will receive the following prizes: 

1st place receives $200 and two tickets to CIOGC’s Annual Dinner. The winning artwork will be required to be available for display at the CIOGC Annual CommUnity Dinner in November.

2nd place winners will receive a $100 gift card

3rd place winners will receive $75 gift card

The deadline to submit a copy of your submission is Sunday, September 17, 2017. Please send all submissions to communications@ciogc.orgAll contestants must review the rules for the Muslim Youth Expo ‘Fresh Palettes’ Art Competition. 

View/Download the flier for the Muslim Youth Expo ‘Fresh Palettes’ Art Competition!