The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra will sponsor an art contest for aspiring artists ages 6 to 12.
Kids are encouraged to pick up their crayons, colored pencils, paints or other media and create a work of art on the theme of "Can You Draw the Thrill of the Orchestra?"
Winners will receive prizes, have their artwork displayed at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, and be invited to attend the ASO's spring Family Concert with their families.
First prize is a basket of art supplies from Art Things Inc. and tuition to an art class, donated by Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts.
Also, the first-, second- and third-place winners will receive tickets to the ASO's spring Family Concert, "The Thrill of the Orchestra!" Maestro Leslie B. Dunner conducts the performance, which features composers Russell Peck and introduces children to the instrument families of the orchestra. The concert is scheduled for 2 p.m. March 9.
All artwork must be on 8 1/2 -inch-by-11-inch paper. The artist's name, age and telephone number must appear on the back of the piece.
As many submissions as possible will be displayed in the hallways at Maryland Hall.
Submissions must be received at the ASO office by Feb. 1.
Entries may be dropped off in person or mailed to Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, Attention Art Contest, 801 Chase St., Annapolis, MD 21401.