The Skillman Foundation has again partnered with The Parade Company to help Detroit children attending a school or program within DPS, or a Detroit charter school, express his or her imagination and gain a greater interest in the arts by designing a float for America’s Thanksgiving Parade®.
Use your imagination and step inside of your DREAM neighborhood and draw what you would like to see in it! Some examples are a new SCHOOL, LIBRARY, SPORTS CENTER, ZOO, TOY STORE, DOLLHOUSE, CANDY STORE and more!
To enter, please mail your COLORFUL drawing, along with the application 2012 Skillman-Parade Company Application to:
Attn: Skillman Design Contest
The Parade Company
9500 Mt. Elliott, Studio A
Detroit, MI 48211
The first place winner will have their art MAGICALLY transformed into a larger-than-life float for America’s Thanksgiving Parade®. The winner will also ride on the float down the Woodward Avenue Parade route on Thanksgiving morning. The student will also receive a FREE Studio Tour and Pizza Lunch for their participating class. In addition to the First Place winners, five students will be awarded an Honorable Mention for their artistic work.
- Students must attend a school within Detroit Public Schools or the Detroit Charter School system
- Students must be in grades 4 through 8 to enter
- Drawings must be colorful and on 8.5” x 11” paper
- Licensed characters such as Disney® and Nickelodeon® will not be accepted
- Entries will not be returned
- All entries must be received by Friday, October 5, 2012 – No Exceptions
- Drawings will not be returned once submitted
Please share this information with students!