Calling Creative Youth!

Parents and Educators please share this with any young creative you know:
Engine is collaborating with the Heart of Biddeford, Apex, and local schools to lead young creators in the designing of a new Biddeford Winterfest Mascot. Group workshops on the design process and individual feedback sessions are available for interested participants and all children are encouraged to come up with their own mascot that represents the spirit and pride of Winter in Biddeford.

Here’s what’s happening.
Winterfest Mascot Design Contest Submission Forms are due Friday 1/28 at 11:59 PM.
Designs by youth under 18 will be considered.
3 Top Designs, selected by a jury of Biddeford creatives, will be selected and displayed for the public to vote on from 2/4-2/6 during Winterfest at Engine (163 Main Street in Biddeford) and online.
The winner will receive $250 and see their Mascot design used in future Winterfest promotional and marketing materials.

Want to support your students or children in successfully participating?
We’ve got you covered.

Check out the official rules and guidelines.

Engine and our teaching artists have created educational materials for a lesson plan (that is able to be presented in-person or online in a large or small-group setting) for young artists to participate successfully.

Free remote workshops and feedback sessions for artists will be led by Engine teaching artists and illustrators Matt Tanzi and Tory Gordon
Register Here for the Initial Mind-Mapping Workshop with Matt Tanzi
Wednesday 1/19 from 5PM – 6PM

Submit your Mascot Design Today
This contest is sponsored by Engine, Apex Youth Connection,
and Heart of Biddeford