2020 Young Artists’ Competition

Community Education announces annual U.S. Bank art competition for students


(Bowling Green, KY) Community Education and U.S. Bank invite students in Bowling Green and Warren County to participate in the annual U.S. Bank Young Artists’ Competition.

This year’s theme is “Imaginary Places”. Warren County students in kindergarten through seniors in high school are encouraged to let their artwork show who they are, what they think about, dream about, or can imagine.

The winners will each receive $50 VISA gift cards from U.S. Bank. The original winning artworks will be displayed at the Warren County Public Library’s Smiths Grove branch from May 12th – June 30th and then at the Kirby branch for the month of July.

The official call for entries and entry forms have been sent to art teachers in all public and private schools in Warren County. This information is also available on the Community Education website, www.commed.us (click the Events pull-down tab) and on their Facebook and Twitter accounts. All artwork must be turned into Community Education by Wednesday, March 25 by 4 p.m. Parents/guardians can turn in their student’s artwork individually or you can collect them and turn them in as a group.

“We appreciate U.S. Bank for once again supporting the creative expression of the area’s students,” said Bill Oldham, Executive Director at Community Education. In addition to prizes for the winning entries, the teacher with the most qualifying entries will also receive a prize and recognition. “We would love to have artwork from every Warren County and Bowling Green city school,” Oldham said. The competition is also open to homeschooled students.

For more information email Oldham at [email protected] or call the Community Education office at 270-842-4281.

Collecting Soccer Cleats

Do you have soccer cleats that are no longer used but do not know what to do with them?


Community Education is joining with Refuge Bowling Green to collect and redistribute soccer cleats through the Kentucky Ambassadors Soccer Club. If you or someone you know loves soccer but has outgrown cleats that are gently used or new, this would be a great way to recycle them and enrich the lives of other children.


Cleats can dropped off at the Community Education office, one of our school-age programs, or our summer camps.


Give back and share the joy of the game with others!

2018 U.S. Bank Young Artists’ Competition winners announced

This year’s theme was “Draw Out Loud,” encouraging students to let their art illustrate what they think about, dream about, or imagine. Four winning entries were selected by judges and each winner received a $50 VISA gift card from U.S. Bank, our sponsor.

The winning entries will be displayed until April 20 in the lobby of the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce.


The winning entries for 2018 are:

Kendra Rogers, 1st grade at North Warren Elementary School

“I imagine a unicorn under a rainbow.”


Zack Walters, 3rd grade at Holy Trinity Lutheran School

“I dream about finding a sunken ship while scuba diving.”


Josie Huffman, 8th grade at Drakes Creek Middle School

“My art represents how dreams are colorful and anything is possible, realistic or not, in your imagination.”


Kaw Gay, 11th grade at Geo International High School

“I dream of taking a trip to Paris.”


Honorable mentions were:

Miranda Clark, kindergarten at Potter Gray Elementary School

Landon Thompson, 2nd grade at Alvaton Elementary School

Gracie Forkum, 3rd grade at Alvaton Elementary School

Suan Vaan, 4th grade at Dishman-McGinnis Elementary School

Emma Walters, 5th grade at Holy Trinity Lutheran School

Emma Cox, 6th grade at Jody Richards Elementary School

Noah Jackson, 6th grade at Jody Richards Elementary School

Zoe Watts, 7th grade at Bowling Green Junior High School

Britney Braun, 8th grade at Foundation Christian Academy

Tou Kay, 12th grade at Geo International High School

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Snow-day policy reminder

If your child’s school closes two or more hours early due to bad weather or other issues, Community Education will NOT provide care that day, as the majority of our staff attend classes at WKU and can-not get to the site that early. Full afternoon care will be provided if your child’s school closes less than two hours early.

Community Education does not currently provide services on days when school is cancelled entirely.