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Junior Art of the Avocado art competition calling for entries

FALLBROOK – The Junior Art of the Avocado art competition is calling all junior artists in the community to create an "avocado" masterpiece, thanks to the sponsorship of Fallbrook Propane Gas Company for the fourth year.

The junior art competition is open to pre-K through eighth grade students. Pre-K through first grade students will compete against each other, second through fourth grade students will compete against each other and fifth through eighth grade students will also compete against each other. The competition is limited to the first 25 registered artists in each category.

Students in grades 9 through 12 can participate in the Art of the Avocado Competition.

Artists may select their medium of choice, the only restriction is that an "avocado" must be seen in the artwork. Drawings or paintings must not be larger than 12 inches in any direction. See the entry rules for more detailed instructions.

In each grade category, the awards are gift cards: first place –$75, second place – $50 and third place – $25. In addition, the Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce will award a gift card in the amount of $75 for their "Chamber Pick."

Artwork must be delivered to the Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce office, Saturday, March 28, between the hours of 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The chamber office is located at 111 S. Main Ave. in Fallbrook.

The entries in the Junior Art of the Avocado competition will be on display at the chamber office, from April 1 through April 22, including the day of the Avocado Festival, April 19.

The artwork will be judged by the community. Awards will be presented at a private reception for the artists and their families.

To register, contact Anita Kimzey at (714) 222-2462 (cell), (760) 731-0277 (home) or email [email protected].

Rules and entry forms can be picked up at Fallbrook Propane Gas Company, Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce office, Tekila Mexicana Cocina in Bonsall and Green Art House at Pala Mesa Gold Course, and they can also be downloaded from

Submitted by event coordinator Anita Kimzey.


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