WHEN:            Sept. 6th through the 19th, 2022

WHERE:          Anywhere in Nebraska

WHY:               Get the word out about CASA’s advocacy for kids and our need for more volunteers while having FUN!

THEME:           Step Up to the Plate: We are looking for new volunteers who will “Step Up to the Plate" and advocate for children in foster care.

Submission:    A photo of the art submitted by 5 pm central time on Sept. 19, 2022. We ask all artists to work with their local CASA program to publicize their work. You can find your local program here Please take a photograph and submit up to 2 works of art.

Winners:          Announced Monday, Sept. 26th.

Prizes:             $500 Grand Prize, $250 Second Place, $100 Third Place, $50  Best Children’s Piece, $50 Best Family Piece, $50 People’s Choice Award

Cost to Enter:  $0 Everyone is welcome to participate in our chalk art contest. We ask that each participant work with their local CASA program. You can find your local program here

Judging will be based on 1. Overall design; 2. Originality & Creativity; and 3. Interpretation/Execution of the CASA Mission, the need for more volunteers, and our theme, “Step Up to the Plate” for CASA 

Chalk it Up for CASA Art Entries

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Congratulations to our 2021 Winners!

Grand Prize Winner Claire Renner from Columbus Nebraska

Second Place Winner Mikayla Schultz from Lincoln Nebraska

Third Place Winners Heather Mohling and Tia Douglass from Glenvil Nebraska

Best Children’s Piece – Esperanza and Cannon Cox from Lexington

Best Family Piece – The Hain Family from York

People’s Choice Award – Zayra Navarrete from Hastings

Best Workplace Piece – Southeast Nebraska Community Action Agency

Thank you to our Judges!

Dave Schroeder, KRVN News Director

Mike Spataro, News Director, Platte River Radio – Tri Cities Local Radio 

Sarah Fili, KETV NewsWatch 7 News Team 

Nathan Brennan, Morning Reporter, KOLN/KGIN News