Trail of Tears Art Contest

Date(s) – Jan 31 2014 until Mar 31 2014
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contest Description: To heighten awareness and understanding of the history of the Cherokee and their removal in 1838, Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home will host a juried art contest as part of the commemoration of the175th Anniversary of the Trail of Tears. This contest invites local middle, high school, and college students to create artwork expressing their point of view on this American tragedy.

Theme: Cherokee Removal as part of the Trail of Tears in 1838.

Contest Structure: The contest will have two categories:

1. 8th-12th grade
2. College students

The number of entries for each category is limited to one per artist.
Artwork submitted for the contest will be displayed in the museum and other public venues, with the artists      permission.

Media: All artwork must be matted by the artist prior to submission. All Artwork must fall into the following media categories: pen & ink, pencil, pastel, watercolor, oil, mixed media.

Award Structure: Cash awards will be given for the winners in each category in the following amounts:

8th-12th grade: 1st place= $50.00                                                      College Students: 1st place= $50.00

                                 2nd place= $25.00                                                                                               2nd place= $25.00

                                 3rd place= $ 25.00                                                                                               3rd place= $25.00

*Certificates will be awarded for all entries.

Deadlines: Artwork will be accepted at the museum from January 31, 2014—March 31, 2014. Winners will be announced April 2014

For more information about this contest, please contact the museum at (706) 291-9494 or email us at