Port of Redwood City launches art contest for residents ages 7-8

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The Port of Redwood City announced Wednesday it has launched its inaugural Calendar Art Contest, which calls on city residents ages 7-8 to describe their favorite waterfront memories in art form.

The art contest comes as the approaching summer invites waterfront activities such as sailing, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, kite flying, and picnicking, or simply enjoying scenic Peninsula views.

Twelve winning artworks from the “Summertime on the Waterfront” contest — one for each month —  will don a calendar by the Port that will be distributed at PortFest, an annual celebration held the first Saturday of October. Winners will also receive two tickets to Marine Science Institute’s boat harbor tour, art supplies and the calendar, the port said.

The deadline to submit artworks is Wednesday, Aug. 1.

Some rules: Submissions must be made by Redwood City residents ages 7-8; only one entry per person is allowed; an entry form must be completed including parental/guardian consent; artwork must be on a horizontal plain sheet of white 8.5-inch by 11-inch paper; and any coloring medium can be used except digital.

For more information and contest guidelines call the Port of Redwood City at (650) 306-4150 or visit its website at http://www.redwoodcityport.com.