Oneida County Youth Bureau

2011 Sidewalk Art Contest

2011 Sidewalk Art Contest

The 3rd Annual Sidewalk Art Contest was held at county municipalities and youth serving agencies the week of July 11th 2011. Children in age specific categories; 5-7, 8-10, 11-13 and 14-18 had the opportunity to draw a positive scene on a single sidewalk slab with chalk donated by Wal-Mart.

This year 844 youth county-wide participated hoping to reach the finals that were held Thursday July 21st on the sidewalks in front of Pratt at Munson-Williams-Proctor on State Street in Utica. The final competition had 70 youth compete. Oneida County Youth Bureau Director Bob Roth presented medals to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers in each age category. After the competition all 70 finalists were invited to take a free tour at Munson-Williams-Proctor Art Institute.

“This event, where you walk into with a smile on your face and walk away from with an even bigger smile on your face, continues to grow,” Roth said. “The number of participants and finalists were the largest to date. I’m always amazed at the children’s artistic abilities and their creativity. It’s a fun event and a fantastic opportunity for our Oneida County youth to experience one of the crown jewels of Oneida County, Munson-Williams-Proctor Art Institute,” Roth added.

Please mark your calendars for the week of July 9th-13th 2012 and plan on your municipality or agency to participate in our 4th Annual Sidewalk Art Contest. The finals will be held the following Thursday, July 19th. The event is free and the Oneida County Youth Bureau will supply the chalk for your individual competition.

The Oneida County Youth Bureau looks forward to having you participate and be a part of this popular and fun initiative as WE WORK TOGETHER to provide our Oneida County youth with safe, positive and innovative programming.

For more information on Sidewalk Art or any of our other initiatives please contact the Youth Bureau at 798-5027.

2011 Sidewalk Art Champions:

5-7 age category:                                           Park/Agency

1st Place: Carson Cook                                  Marcy Town Park   

2nd Place: Nakiah Jefferson                            Thea Bowman House

3rd Place: Kaitlyn Trzcinski                              Marcy Town Park


8-10 age category:

1st Place: Erin Iles                                         Town of Marshall

2nd Place: Johnny Calabrese                           Boys and Girls Club

3rd Place: Nick Despins                                   North Utica Senior Center

3rd Place: Cora Eastman                                 Oriskany Falls


11-13 age category:

1st Place: Meghan Eastman                            Oriskany Falls

2nd Place: Cheyenne Eisenhut                         Waterville

3rd Place: Ta Bo Bo                                        Thea Bowman House


14-18 age category:

1st Place: Alexis Davies                                 Bridgewater

2nd Place: Sean Gunther                                House of the Good Shepherd

3rd Place: Kerry Downing                                House of the Good Shepherd    

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