2018 Grand Prize Winner – “Mountain King” by Michael Jones
4th Grader from Vogel Elementary

Symphony of Color Art Contest

The Symphony of Color Art Contest, presented in tandem by the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra and the Koch Family Children’s Museum of Evansville, and in cooperation with the Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science, invites students in grades PreK-5 to create art inspired by great works of music. The contest is designed to further students’ interest in classical music, challenge their creative abilities and enhance their concept of music as a universal language. Symphony of Color also addresses many important National and Indiana Standards in Arts Education that relate to understanding the relationship between music and the other arts.

Contest winners will receive cash prizes, complimentary tickets to an Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra performance and other gift items provided by the sponsoring organizations. Winning entries will be projected on a screen above the Philharmonic during the March 14th and 15th performances of the 2019 Helen McKinney Young People’s Concerts program “To the Moon and Beyond!”, joining the wonderful expressions of visual art and music together in one spectacular performance!

 

2019 IMPORTANT DATES

  • Deadline for submitting artwork –February 15
  • Art Exhibition at cMoe –February 25 to March 11
  • Winner’s notification – March 13
  • Young People’s Concerts finalist artwork display – March 14 & 15
  • Awards Presentation – March 16

 

MUSICAL SELECTIONS

  • HOLST – The Planets: Mars
  • DEBUSSY – Clair de Lune ("Moonlight")

CONTEST INSTRUCTIONS

After listening to the selections, have each student interpret the music into a two dimensional art form and then write a short essay about their interpretation or dictate one to an adult as age appropriate.

After the works are completed, schools should select ten pictures, preferably two from each grade level (1 - 5) to represent your school as entrants in the contest. You may send as many pictures as you like “For Exhibition Only.” PreK and Kindergarten entries may be submitted for exhibition only. Only those pictures you select as entrants will be entered into the contest. Non-school (individual) entries are limited to one entry per artist.

ENTRIES: All entries must be original work of an individual student.

MEDIUM: Finished artwork must be no larger than 24’’x 36”. Please spray the artwork with a fixative. No lamination. Artwork must be mounted on white, lightweight, poster board.

IDENTIFICATION OF ARTWORK:
Front: No inscriptions on the mounting or artwork
Back: Affix one completed identification form to the back of each entry. Please type or print information clearly. Include the inventory form listing all entries. The identification forms and the inventory form must have the same information. Complete an inventory form for each school for which you are submitting art.

For more information, please contact Brian Onderdonk ([email protected]), Director of Education at (812) 425-5050 ext. 316