Youth poster contests ask youth to share Missouri stories

Staff Writer
Linn County Leader

The State Historical Society of Missouri’s Bicentennial Commission has introduced two poster contests: one for youth in third through sixth grade and another for seventh through 12th graders. The theme for these contests is “Sharing Missouri’s Stories” – past, present, and future. Detailed rules can be found at

A free class will be held at the Cultural Corner Art Guild & Gallery at 424 Locust Street

on at 6 p.m., on Aug. 20. Volunteers will answer questions about the contest, brainstorm ideas and students can begin work on their individual posters. Materials will be provided.

All posters must be completed and submitted to the Cultural Corner Art Guild & Gallery by Sept. 30. Any youth in the appropriate age group can create a poster, but a non-profit sponsoring agency must submit the poster to the state office on his/her behalf. All local entries will be displayed at the Cultural Corner in early October.

Sponsoring organizations, including the Cultural Corner Art Guild & Gallery, Chillicothe Center for the Arts, Kelly Poling Arts District, Livingston County Preservation Society, and the Livingston County Library-Lillian DesMarias Youth Branch will judge and select entries to submit to the Missouri Bicentennial Commission Poster Contest.

Call Rodney Mouton at 760-546-8595 for more information.