Essay/Art Contest Release Form & Rules

I hereby grant All In For Oxford and the organizers of the Juneteenth Celebration permission to the rights of my artwork or essay, or my child’s artwork or essay if he or she is under the age of 18. I understand that (my/my child’s) essay or artwork may be edited, copied, exhibited, published or distributed in whole or in part and I waive any right to royalties or other compensation arising or related to the use of my submission. I also understand that this material may be used in diverse educational settings within an unrestricted geographic area.

By submitting this form, I understand this permission signifies that an image of (my/my child’s) essay or artwork may be electronically displayed via the internet or in the public educational setting. There is no time limit on the validity of this release nor is there any geographic limitation on where these materials may be distributed.

By submitting this form, I acknowledge that I have completely read and fully understand the above release and agree to be bound thereby. I hereby release any and all claims against any person or organization utilizing this material for educational purposes.

Only entries submitted by those between the ages of 5-18 years of age who currently reside in the towns of Oxford or Seymour will be eligible to receive prizes. Entries will only be accepted online through the form on valleyjuneteenth.com from 5/1/2023 until 6/2/2023. Only one submissions is permitted per person. Online voting will take place from 6/3/2023 through 6/16/2023. Users will be able to receive 1 vote from an individual each day voting is open. Winners will be announced in person at the Juneteenth celebration at the Quarry Walk in Oxford on June 17th 2023. Winners must be present at the celebration to win and receive their awards. Any winners who are not present will be replaced by the next runner up and will forfeit all prizes.

Our art contest is a celebration of creativity and expression. We want to create a safe and inclusive space for all artists to share their work. As such, we will not accept any submissions that are derogatory or hateful in nature. This includes submissions that are offensive to any individual or group, or that promote violence, hatred, or discrimination.

We understand that art can be provocative and challenging, but we believe that it is important to draw the line at content that is harmful or hurtful. We want our contest to be a positive and uplifting experience for everyone involved, and we hope that you will respect our decision to not accept derogatory or sexual content.