General Interest Items – February 12, 2014

Posted on Feb 8 2014 in General by admin

2.1 Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC) Visual Arts Contest – Deadline Is March 31
2.2 Mission Trips to Guatemala – Guatemala – First Trip Leaves June 28
2.3 Nurture Little Hearts Book Contest – Deadline Is July 31

 

2.1 Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC) Visual Arts Contest – Deadline Is March 31

Entries must be postmarked by March 31, 2014. Open to students in kindergarten to grade 12. The CVC plans to showcase the winning artwork statewide in posters, on the CVC website, and in a directory. The theme for this year’s giving campaign is “Virginia is for Givers,” to be depicted in a wordless poster. A $100 grand prize will be awarded to the student whose artwork is selected to create the campaign poster. Additional awards of first- ($75), second- ($50), and third-place ($25) awards will be presented to students whose artwork is selected in the elementary, middle, and high school categories.

See the website for complete details, or contact Cheryle C. Gardner, principal specialist of fine arts, Office of Humanities and Early Childhood, at 804-225-2881 or Cherry.Gardner@doe.virginia.gov. Alternately, contact Anne Dinterman, state campaign director with the CVC, Department of Human Resource Management, at Anne.Dinterman@dhrm.virginia.gov or at 804-225-2159.

www.cvc.virginia.gov

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2.2 Mission Trips to Guatemala – Guatemala – First Trip Leaves June 28

Safe Haven Village at Hope of Life International
Hope of Life International c/o Patti Monk
1381 Ullainee Road
Caret, VA

First trip is from Saturday, June 28, 2014 to July 5, 2014. Please sign up for the newsletter on the group website to be notified of upcoming mission trips. Teams are scheduled once a month in 2014. Cost: $1000/person. Cost includes all meals, accommodations, purified water, and transportation in Guatemala. Cost does not include airfare. Recommended for ages nine and up. Families and individuals are welcome to join a team or pull together a team of your own through your church or with friends.

Join fellow homeschoolers serving full time at a ministry in Guatemala for a one-week mission trip. You will have the opportunity to help at a local hospital, play with children at an orphanage, visit an elderly center, help distribute food in a needy village, and bless the ministry while sharing the love of Jesus. Trips are planned monthly through Safe Haven Village, a new project of the ministry to bring family style care to orphans living at Hope of Life.

See the website for more information or contact Patti Monk at 804-445-1381 or patti.monk@safehavenvillage.org.

www.SafeHavenVillage.org

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2.3 Nurture Little Hearts Book Contest – Deadline Is July 31

Deadline is July 31. Open to anyone (parents must sign for authors under age 18).

Sponsors believe that Christian families want more nurturing, helpful picture books for children (25 to 50 pages)–besides Curious George, Dr. Seuss, and the like. The contest supports solid, biblically-based, family-oriented picture books aimed at children ages two through eight.

See the website for details from Generations with Vision and its Christian Children’s Picture Book Contest for 2014. The book submission must include full text and a mock-up of at least 75% of pictures. The winner will receive a $2000 prize and book publication. The author will also get royalties of 10% of sales.

https://generationswithvision.com/2014/nurture-little-hearts-book-contest

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