COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education
April 30, 2010
TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction
The Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC), the annual giving campaign for state employees, has requested that school divisions provide K-12 students with the opportunity to participate in the CVC Visual Arts Contest. The CVC plans to showcase the winning artwork statewide in posters, on the CVC website, and in a directory. Also, the selected entries will be exhibited across the Commonwealth. The theme for the campaign is “Give from the Heart.”
The CVC invites each school division to submit entries to the contest. Entries must be postmarked by May 27, 2010. Please mail or deliver the entries to Cheryle C. Gardner, principal specialist of fine arts, Office of Middle and High School Instruction, Virginia Department of Education, 101 North 14th Street, 23rd floor, Richmond, Virginia 23219.
A $100 grand prize will be awarded to the student whose artwork is selected to create the campaign poster. Also, first- ($75), second- ($50), and third-place ($25) awards will be awarded to students whose artwork is selected in the elementary, middle, and high school categories.
Thank you for your help with this campaign. For more information go to the CVC website at http://www.cvc.vipnet.org/. If you have questions, please contact Cheryle C. Gardner, by e-mail at Cherry.Gardner@doe.virginia.gov or by telephone at (804) 225-2881; or Anne Dinterman, state campaign director with the CVC, Department of Human Resource Management, by e-mail at Anne.Dinterman@dhrm.virginia.gov or by telephone at (804) 225-2159.