Science in Our Daily Lives: Art Exhibit and Contest

The Hometown Science Series & Festival and its partners will be sponsoring a town-wide art exhibit and contest in Wellsboro to celebrate the Hometown Science Festival taking place August 12, 2017 on the Green. It is our pleasure to welcome children and adults from Tioga County and beyond to participate! The theme will be “Science in Our Daily Lives”. Hometown Science cele- brates learning and sharing the ways we use science each day to discover new things about the world around us and solve important problems, especially in our very own neighborhoods and backyards. Think of the ways we use science to communicate with one another, travel, explore the outdoors, learn about our health, grow and prepare food, learn about weather, stay warm during the winter, and even play games and make art! Can you create a drawing, painting, sculp- ture, photo, or other visual representation of the day-to-day ways you and your family use or think about science?

The deadline to enter via email is July 15. Participants will be notified by July 20 via email where their artwork will be displayed to coordinate delivery and set-up. Artwork will be displayed in participating Wellsboro businesses from First Friday, August 4 through Sunday, August 27, 2017.

Work will be judged according to different age categories: Pre-K (up to age 4), Elementary School (Grades K-5), Middle School (Grades 6-8), High School (Grades 9-12), and Adult (Age 19 or above). Prizes will be awarded to three artists in each category. Judging will take place on First Friday, August 4. Winners will be announced at the Hometown Science Festival on August 12.

To submit:

1. Create a 2- or 3-D visual arts project (ceramics, drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, crafts, photography, graphic design, botanical illustration, etc.) which addresses the topic “Science in Our Daily Lives”. Work will be authentic and original, and must be the sole work of the entrant.

2. Email a good quality photograph of your artwork to Please include the artist’s name, age, and a brief description of the artwork, including any relevant in- formation about the daily scientific encounter being portrayed.


Any questions concerning the town-wide art exhibit and contest can be directed to Please follow us on Facebook @HometownScience.

The artist or parents of the artist are responsible for transportation and insurance of the art- work. Hometown Science is not responsible for the loss or damage of any artwork displayed in the “Science in our Daily Lives” exhibit.