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Mother's Day art contest now open to all Fort Bend County young artists

  • For kids who are bored with sidewalk drawings, Missouri City is hosting a Mother's Day Art Contest.

    For kids who are bored with sidewalk drawings, Missouri City is hosting a Mother's Day Art Contest.

    Photo: Kristi Nix
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    For kids who are bored with sidewalk drawings, Missouri City is hosting a Mother's Day Art Contest.

    For kids who are bored with sidewalk drawings, Missouri City is hosting a Mother's Day Art Contest.

    Photo: Kristi Nix

    Mother's Day art contest now open to all Fort Bend County young artists

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    There's good news for kids stuck at home due to COVID-19 school closures who are tired of drawing on the sidewalk: the City of Missouri City's annual Mother's Day Cake Decorating Event is being re-tooled this year as a Mother's Day Art Contest and Drive-Through event featuring prizes for winners in several different age and grade categories. The contest is free and is open to all Fort Bend County children and teens up to 18-years-old.

    To enter, artists must create a card for a loved one and submit a picture of it with a pictures of the artist via email. Each artist's submission must also include a short summary of 50 words or less with details as to who the card was created for and what that person means to the artist. Artwork must emailed to

    kelly.matte@missouricitytx.gov

    with "Mother's Day Event" in the email subject line. The email should also include the artist's name, age and grade level with a contact phone number. The deadline to enter is Wednesday, May 6 at 5 p.m. Prizes will be awarded to winners at a Drive-Through Celebration Event scheduled Saturday, May 9 from 10 a.m. to noon at Missouri City City Hall. City officials say artist participants will be grouped based on their grade level into elementary, middle school and high school categories. Each group will have three winners. In addition, one artist will also be chosen as the winner for kindergarten and first -grade, second and third grade and fourth and fifth-grade students. Winners will be recognized at the Mother's Day Drive-Through Celebratuion Event. In addition, all artists who submit a card will receive a red rose, a glass flute and a commemorative card. Contest winners will be awarded dozen red roses, a glass flute and a commemorative card. Attendees may also receive a red rose and a commemorative card at the May 9 event on a first-come first-serve basis while supplies last. City officials say social distancing guidelines and safety measures will be enforced at the drive-up event, where attendees could also meet Missouri City Mayor Yolanda Ford.

    "The annual Mother's Day Cake Decorating event is a popular family oriented event and we had several inquiries about it this year. Given the current situation, we thought to cancel first, but then thought of an innovative way to engage the public in a safe way" HOA Liaison and Event Coordinator Kelly Matte said in a city press release. "We really hope this contest provides a fun way for our children to showcase their talents and also share how much their loved ones mean to them."

    Missouri City Hall is located at 1522 Texas Pkwy. For more details and assistance, email kelly.matte@missouricitytx.gov or call 281-403-8533.

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