Posts Tagged ‘contest’

City on the Lookout for Winning T-Shirt Design for 20th River Rally, Open to K-6 Students: VIDEO

June 13, 2014

The 20th Annual River Rally will be held on Saturday, September 20, from 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. at the Santa Clara River near Wiley Canyon Road and Via Princessa bridge (East of Orchard Village Road). To celebrate the 20th annual River Rally, the City is inviting students K-6 grades to submit an art design that may be selected as the artwork printed on this year’s t-shirts for the event. This Week in Santa Clarita has the details.

River Rally T-Shirt Contest Flyer

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To celebrate the 20th annual River Rally, the City is inviting students K-6 grades to submit an art design that may be selected as the artwork printed on this year’s t-shirts for the event.

*Pre-registration is required to participate in this year’s River Rally event*

For more information about the 20th Annual River Rally, call the River Rally hotline at (661) 284-1415 or visit GreenSantaClarita.com.

 

 

Run, Run as Fast as You Can – Library Hosting Gingerbread House Contest

November 21, 2013
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The Santa Clarita Public Library and the Friends of the Santa Clarita Public Library are inviting residents to participate in the first annual Gingerbreak House Contest. Participants can deliver their creation to the Valencia Library on Friday, December 6, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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Pre-registration is required and must be completed and returned to any Santa Clarita Public Library by mail, email or hand delivered by Wednesday, December 4.

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Click to visit the Friends of the Santa Clarita Public Library website.

The contest is open to all ages in five categories, including:

  • Kids ages 10 and under
  • Teens ages 11-17
  • Adult
  • Family or group
  • Professional

All entries must be made of edible materials, including, gingerbread, icing, unwrapped candy, cookies, crackers, cereals, pasta, lollipops with paper or plastic sticks, and any other food items.  Styrofoam and other support materials are not permitted.

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Literacy Arts Festival

The Gingerbread Houses will be on display to the public for viewing on Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8.  Each entry will be judged on imagination, construction, uniformity in baking, and overall design.  First through third place winners, and the People’s Choice in each category, will be announced at the Valencia Library and at the Literary Arts Festival at 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 7.

To learn more about the Gingerbread House Contest and to complete an entry form, visit SantaClaritaFOL.com or visit your Santa Clarita Library.

Local Teens Receive Awards in International Young Authors and Artists Showcase Competition

June 25, 2013

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Two community members representing the Santa Clarita Sister Cities program are among a few distinguished young artists and authors to be recognized at this year’s Sister Cities International annual conference in San Antonio, Texas on July 12-14.

Youth, ages 13 to 18, were asked to create an original work of art, essay or poem to capture the theme, “The Power of Exchange.” Ashley Choi, a Valencia High School student, was awarded the $1,000-Grand Prize for her essay, “The Powerful Exchange of Love.” Charmaine Agawin, from Santa Clarita’s sister city Sariaya, Philippines, was also chosen as one of five international finalists for her artwork “Enlightenment and Progress through Exchange.”  Both the essay and artwork will be showcased at the Sister Cities International annual conference, with the art piece touring select U.S. cities in the coming year.

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The Santa Clarita Valley International Program (SCVIP), through its Sister Cities Program and in partnership with the City of Santa Clarita, offers local students the unique opportunity to submit entries for the annual Young Authors and Artists Showcase in the spring of each year. These art and literary competitions give students the opportunity to express their ideas of global citizenship, cross-cultural communication, and global issues through different art forms.

Sister Cities International is a non-profit organization that fosters partnership among communities around the globe to promote peace through mutual respect, understanding and cooperation, one individual at a time.  Santa Clarita currently has a Sister Cities relationship with Tena, Ecuador in South America and Sariaya, Quezon in the Philippines.

For more information, contact Tess Simgen at (661) 286-4157 or visit SCVIPSantaClarita.org

Around Town: SCV International Program Announces Winners of 25th Annual Young Artists & Young Authors Showcase

May 10, 2013

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On Wednesday, April 29, the Santa Clarita Valley International Program announced the winners of the annual Young Artists and Young Authors Showcase at City Hall.

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Sponsored by Sisters Cities International, local youth were encouraged to enter pieces that reflected how exchanges of people and ideas facilitate community development and educational opportunities.  Submissions illustrated the long-term impact that exchanges have had on the participant or his or her community.

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City Manager Ken Striplin greets the crowd at Monday’s awards ceremony and talk about the importance of the program.

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On display were works of art and essays from the local youth as well as contest winners from the Philippine city of Sariaya, one of Santa Clarita’s two sister cities.

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Cassidy Oliver’s mom (left) accepts the award for her daughter’s artwork, titled “Colors,” Claudio Acosta-Junqueira, president of the SCV International Program and from Assistant City Manager Frank Oviedo.

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Sisters Cities International is a non-profit organization that fosters partnerships among communities around the globe to promote peace through mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation – one individual, one community at a time.  Currently, the City of Santa Clarita has two international Sister Cities in Tena, Ecuador and Sariaya, Philippines.

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Go to the City’s Flickr page to check out the full gallery of the event.

For more information on on the Santa Clarita Valley Internation Program, visit SCVIPSantaClarita.orgClick here to check out SCVNews coverage of the event.

SCV International Program, in Partnership with Sister Cities International, to Host 25th Annual Youth Artists and Young Authors Showcase

April 3, 2013
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The City of Santa Clarita, in partnership with the Santa Clarita Valley International Program (SCVIP), is inviting local teen artists and authors to submit artwork, poetry, or essays as part of the Sister Cities Young Artists and Young Authors Showcase contest, which is themed “The Power of Exchange.”

Sponsored by Sisters Cities International, local youth are encouraged to enter pieces that reflect how exchanges of people and ideas facilitate community development and educational opportunities, whether in person, online or through the mail.  Submissions should illustrate the long-term impact that exchanges have had on the participant or his or her community.

One winner will be selected from the categories of artwork, poetry, and essay and will receive a $100 prize each.  These local winning entries will be submitted to Sisters Cities International in Washington D.C. where they will compete with entries from other Sister Cities for the grand prize of $1,000 per category.

Sisters Cities International is a non-profit organization that fosters partnerships among communities around the globe to promote peace through mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation – one individual, one community at a time.  Currently, the City of Santa Clarita has two international Sister Cities in Tena, Ecuador and Sariaya, Philippines.

To qualify, contestants must be between the ages of 13 and 18 by May 1. Interested teens may submit only one original work, along with a completed entry form found at SCVIPSantaClarita.org.  Submissions are due by Friday, April 19, in Suite 120 at City Hall. Judging will take place on Monday, April 29.

For more information on contest rules and entry specifications, visit SCVIPSantaClarita.org. City Hall is located at 23920 Valencia Boulevard.

Deadline to Participate in Youth Poetry Roundup Contest for Santa Clarita Youth Ends April 4

April 1, 2013
Click to view PDF entry form.

Click to view PDF entry form.

Youth from grades 1-12 can win tickets and appear on stage at the 20th Annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, presented by Logix Federal Credit Union, through the  2013 Youth Poetry Roundup Contest.

To be eligible, all original poetry submissions along with a completed entry form must be mailed by April 4 to Donnamae Avila at the Santa Clarita Activities Center, located at 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway.

The contest is divided into four categories:

  • 1st through 3rd grade
  • 4th through 6th grade
  • 7th through 9th grade
  • 10th through 12th grade

First place winners will receive eight general admission tickets to the Cowboy Festival, second place winners will be awarded six general admission tickets and third place will received four general admission tickets.  Trophies will also be awarded to the winners in each age group.  Additionally, the top three winners in each category will be invited to recite their poetry onstage at the Cowboy Festival on Sunday, April 21. 

Students are encouraged to write about the life of a cowboy and cowgirl, the settlement of the West, life on the open range, or cowgirls and cowboys of the future.  All poetry should rhyme or be in rhymed couplets and should tell a story in the historic oral narrative tradition. All poems must be legibly written or typed, and double-spaced.  Entries must be no longer than one page and only one poem per student will be accepted.  

For more information on the 20th Annual Cowboy Festival Youth Poetry Roundup or to print out an entry form, call (661) 250-3785 or visit CowboyFestival.org/Youth.

Hundreds Attend ‘Make It Count’ Skateboarding Contest at Santa Clarita Skate Park

February 19, 2013

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The Santa Clarita Skate Park hosted Element Clothing Company’s first stop on the ‘”Make It Count” skate series on Saturday, February 9.

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Over 100 skaterboarders participated in the contest, with an attendance of over 300. There were two age divisions in the contest: 13 & under, and 14 & up-including sponsored riders.

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The over-all contest winner of the series will receive an all-expenses paid trip to the Element YMCA skate camp located in the Sequoia National Park, where they will compete once again for an Element sponsorship.

AMGEN Tour of California “Train to Finish” Contest

February 14, 2011

This Week in Santa Clarita covers this years “Train to Finish” Amgen Tour of California essay and poster contest.  For more information click here.


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