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For Immediate Release
Stacy Gabrielle , (610) 253-6272 x4297

The Crayola Art of Childhood Exhibit

Crayola Draws Attention to Young Artists with

Exhibition at New Jersey State Fair

Recognition ceremony on Aug. 8


AUGUSTA, N.J. – August 4, 2006  --  Crayola is drawing attention to the art of childhood and recognizing children from the Garden State who created it with a new children’s art exhibition opening at the New Jersey State Fair.  “The Crayola Art of Childhood Exhibition,” featuring 148 pieces of specially-selected artwork made by young artists from around the state, is now on display next to the fair’s Performing Arts tent from August 4-13 for fair goers to view. 


“We created this exhibit to enthrall people with what a child can do when they put art tools to paper and to recognize children for their artistic achievements,” said Ron DeLong, Crayola Manager of Art Education. 


On Tuesday, August 8, a special recognition ceremony to honor the children whose artwork was chosen for this new exhibit will take place from 3-4 p.m. in the Performing Arts tent.  A full list of winners and their hometowns follow. 


Crayola put out a call in March for children to submit their drawings and paintings for the chance to be featured at the New Jersey State Fair.  From all the pieces entered, 148 were selected for the exhibit based on visual appeal, workmanship, originality and age appropriateness.  From these works, first, second and third place winners were picked for each grade division –- kindergarten through 2nd grade, 3rd through 4th grade and 5th through 6th grade.  Each winner received a U.S. savings bond ranging from $50 to $100 and a Crayola prize pack products. 





For A List of Winners Click File Links Below


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