United Way’s Lower Shore Addiction Awareness Visual Arts Competition

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United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore (UWLES) is once again hosting the Lower Shore Addiction Awareness Visual Arts Competition. The competition is open to any public, private or home school high school student in Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester Counties.

Students may submit one piece of fine art in any media including painting, drawing, collage, mixed media, photography, sculpture or video. Works must have opioid or other drug and/or alcohol addiction awareness as the subject matter. An emphasis on hope for/maintaining recovery is encouraged. Submissions must be no larger than 28 x 28 inches and weigh no more than 10 pounds. Video submissions must be provided on a USB. Prizes will be awarded to winners in each of the four counties, along with a top Best in Show award across all counties.

Entries are due by 5 pm on Thursday, April 6 and should be delivered to United Way at 803 N. Salisbury Blvd., Suite 2100, Salisbury, MD. All submissions must include a completed entry & release form which can be found, along with the full list of rules, at www.uwles.org/art. This competition is made possible by support from the Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester County Health Departments, Salisbury Elks #817, Gannett Foundation and UWLES.

Submissions from past competitions can be seen online at www.uwles.org/art and are available for display at community events. If you are interested in hosting a display, or for questions about the 2023 competition, contact Martin Hutchison at Martin@uwles.org or call 410-202-0375.

About United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore:

United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore (UWLES), now in its 78th year of local service, harnesses the power of our community to advance health, education and financial stability for all neighbors in Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties. UWLES and their community partners help empower Lower Shore residents by addressing barriers for better health, supporting educational success for learners of all ages, and strengthening economic security for local households. UWLES provides direct services, collaborates with stakeholders, and supports dozens of local nonprofits to strengthen the entire community, impacting 1 in every 3 neighbors annually. Through the Get Connected Volunteer Center, UWLES connects over 140 nonprofits with community members who want to get involved. For more information on United Way or to help make a difference visit: www.uwles.org, www.ShoreGetConnected.org, Facebook@uwles, Instagram@unitedwayles, LinkedIN@uwles or Twitter@UNITEDWAY_LES