​​​Mid Mon Valley Cultural Trust


2018 Art/Photography Competition Extended to   June 16!

2018 2nd Annual Mid Mon Valley        Art & Photography Competition

Theme: My Favorite Things         

           Raindrops on roses
        And whiskers on kittens
     Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
  Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things

    When the dog bites
      When the bee stings
        When I'm feeling sad
               I simply remember my favorite things
                  And then I don't feel so bad

     The 2018 MMVCT's Art Competition theme was inspired by the musical "The Sound of Music" and the signature song "My Favorite Thing". The lyrics to the song are a reference to things Maria loves, such as "whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens". These are the things she selects to fill her mind with when times are bad. Share one of your favorite things through your art or photograph along with a paragraph to convey your vision and how it reflects a sense of your favorite thing. This year's competition will include a Photography Category 2018 PHOTOGRAPHY CATEGORY RULES & INSTRUCTIONS as well as Original Art 2018 ART CATEGORY RULES & INSTRUCTIONS


Artists and Photographers living in the Mon Valley area (includes Belle Vernon, Bentworth, Brownsville, California, Charleroi, Frazier, Ringgold, Monessen and Yough School Districts)

Contest Information

  • April 1 -June 10 Excepting entries for Artwork and Photos at local libraries
  • June 30th Opening Exhibit/Reception and Awards in Age Categories Presented
    • Location to be announced 

Exhibit Locations:

  • Southwestern Pennsylvania Human Services (SPHS)June 12-19
  • Monongahela Country Club Winners Exhibit July 1!
  • Rostraver Library-TBA
  • Monessen Library-TBA 
  • Monongahela Library-TBA


How To  Enter the Competition:

  1. Complete Entry Form (Forms can be obtained from your art school teacher, local library or DOWNLOAD 2018 Art Competition Entry Form below.
  2. Take your artwork or photograph along with your completed Entry Form to your local library.