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Chillicothe Police hosting art contest for IVC students out of school


CHILLICOTHE (HOI) -- With schools closed during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and an executive stay-at-home order, the Chillicothe Police Department is stepping up to keep kids engaged through art.

"Are your kids bored yet? We are holding a FREE art contest that could win you some cool things! ...Our officers will judge the top 3 in each age group and then we will let the Facebook world choose the winners," a Facebook post by the department read.

Through April 3, students in the Illinois Valley Central 321 School District can participate in the CPD Art Contest for a chance to win prizes and have their art displayed in the CPD lobby.

Ribbons will be awarded to those who place first, second or third.

Winners of each age group will get an art set, with the overall winner getting a $100 gift card to Hobby Lobby.

Age groups:

  • 4 and under
  • 5-6
  • 7-9
  • 10-13
  • 14-18

Officers will choose the top 3 entries for each group. Voting to the public will be on Facebook with the most "Likes" of the top 3.

Contestants can submit their work to:

Chillicothe Police Department
823 N. Second St.
Chillicothe, IL 61523
Att: Sgt. Nick Bridges

Jenise Rebholz

Evening Anchor, Heart of Illinois ABC

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