MUSCATINE, Iowa, April 22, 2016 – Elementary students throughout Muscatine County are encouraged to get creative and enter the RAGBRAI art contest for a chance to win Chamber Dollars and an ultimate prize of $350 from the statewide RAGBRAI organization.

 

Youth who have completed kindergarten through 5th grade during the current school year are eligible to participate in the competition. Entry forms for the contest are available at RAGBRAIMuscatine.com or at the Greater Muscatine Chamber of Commerce & Industry office at 102 Walnut St.

 

Entries may include drawings, paintings or sculptures. Artwork must incorporate the theme: Muscle Down to Mussel Town and must not exceed 11×14 inches. All artwork submitted becomes property of the RAGBRAI Muscatine Committee and will be used to promote RAGBRAI throughout the community.

 

Deadline for submission is June 3, 2016 at 5 p.m. with drop-off at the Greater Muscatine Chamber of Commerce and Industry office at 102 Walnut St.

 

The winner will be announced during a town meeting on June 7. First place will receive $20 in Chamber dollars and will be sent to Des Moines to compete for the grand prize of $350 from the statewide RAGBRAI organization. First and second runners up will receive $15 and $10 in Chamber dollars, respectively.

 

Anyone who wants their artwork after the judging is complete can pick it up at the GMCCI office August 1-5, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

For more information about Muscatine’s hosting of RAGBRAI, visit www.RAGBRAIMuscatine.com.