Young artists sought for 'Make Me Beautiful' contest

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Acme Fresh Market is sponsoring a contest for local artists, with the chance for students to win up to $500 for their school's art program.

Akron artist Don Drumm created a black and white line drawing exclusively for Acme Fresh Market, which was used the drawing to create a designer, reusable bag on material that can be "made beautiful" using crayons, markers, paint or other medium.

Artists up through grade 12 are invited to make the bag beautiful, and enter their design into a contest. To enter, students submit a photo of their completed work to www.acmestores.com/DonDrumm. Winners will be selected by popular vote, and the entire community is invited to view the gallery and vote at www.acmestores.com/DonDrumm. The "Make Me Beautiful" bag is available exclusively at all Acme Fresh Market locations while supplies last.

There will be six prizes awarded directly to the school art program of the winner's choice -- first, second and third prize in two age groups. First prize is $500, and second prize and third prize are $250 each - with prize money going directly to the school art program of the winner's choice. Artists may enter in two age groups - sixth grade or lower, or seventh through 12th grade. Entrants must designate the school that the prize money will be awarded to at the time they submit their entry.

To enter or to view the gallery and vote on your favorite bag, visit www.acmestores.com/DonDrumm. Entries will be accepted through Sept. 30. Voting closes at midnight on Oct. 10. Individuals can vote one time per day per design during the voting period.

For complete contest rules and details, visit www.acmestores.com/DonDrumm.

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