The Rumson St. Patrick’s IRISH POSTER CONTEST
Irish-Americans in Film and Music
What do Christina Aguilera, Drew Barrymore, Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Alicia Keys, Bruce Springsteen, Julia Stiles, Taylor Swift, Mark Wahlberg (the list goes on!) all have in common?
They are all artists having Irish roots who have left their mark in American film and music. The Rumson St. Patrick’s Parade Irish Poster Contest wishes to celebrate the contributions of these and other acclaimed Irish-American actors/actresses and musicians (past or present) to American culture.
The Rumson St. Patrick’s Parade Irish Poster Contest invites all Fair Haven and Rumson students in Grades K-8 to create a poster of their favorite artist that highlights the contributions of this Irish-American actor/actress or musician (past or present) to American culture and celebrates his/her Irish heritage. The poster must feature an image of the Irish-American actor/actress or musician and be complemented by a written statement that best details the figure’s contributions to their respective craft and provides evidence of his/her Irish roots.
Students may use a variety of media. All artwork must be original. Poster sizes can range from 11 x 17” to 18 x 24”. Students must record their name and contact information on the back of the posters. Posters will be grouped and judged in one of the following grade categories.
- K-3rd Grade
- 4th-8th Grade One
One prize per category will be awarded. $50.00 prize for K-3rd Grade and $100.00 prize for 4th -8th Grade. Posters can be dropped off at the Rumson Oceanic Free Library (Attn: MJLMEC) for display no later than Monday, March 6th, 2017. Winners will be announced at the Rumson St. Patrick’s Parade Party on Friday, March 10th at Surf BBQ. ALL poster artists are invited to march together as a group in the parade!
Good luck to all of this year’s participants. Happy St. Patrick’s Day and enjoy the parade!!!
The Rumson St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee