2013 Art and Essay Awards Ceremony
South Carolina Dialogue Foundation hosted their Third Annual Art and Essay Awards Ceremony on Saturday, April 13th at the USC Law Auditorium. Over 200 Parents, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Siblings and other Family Members came out to support their child and their accomplishments. Over 40 awards were given ranging from gift cards to IPads to Turkey Trips.
The first place winners got to share either their motivation behind their artwork or read their essays out loud to the entire audience. The top three student winners in each category all won a trip to Turkey this summer, as well as the first place teachers. The audience was also able to hear from past Turkey trip participants and watch a short video on Turkey. The Principals and Teachers of the First place winners gave short speeches and awarded their students with their prizes. A reception followed immediately where all of the Essays and Artwork were showcased for everyone to see. A short meeting afterward was held for all the Turkey Trip participants so they will know what to expect on their trip.
The South Carolina Dialogue Foundation would once again like to Congratulate all of the Art and Essay Winners! All of you did outstanding work. It was a joy to see everyone come together to celebrate your creative talents.
Greenville's major Art festival, Artisphere, was held in Downtown Greenville the weekend of May 10-12th 2013, Thousands of people from all over North and South Carolina come to see all sorts of artwork from artists throughout the country. All of the artwork and essays from this years top 10 contest winners was displayed by our partner, The Children's Museum of the Upstate. The pieces were on display for the public to see in the third floor educational room of their museum. Many people visited the museum over the weekend and took their time to walk through the exhibit and read the essays and study the artwork. The South Carolina Dialogue Foundation would like to thank The Children's Museum for exhibiting this fine artwork and essays for the public to see. More about the Children's Museum can be found here: http://www.tcmupstate.org/