Delmarva Power is looking to give a New Castle County high school student’s artwork a unique opportunity to be seen publicly - and prominently.
The company is seeking submissions for its “Paint the Tank”, an Art-Eco Contest.
“It’s to re-paint our natural gas storage tank, which is located just south of the City of Wilmington; it’s visible from Interstate 95 and 495. It’s a very large community landmark," said Delmarva Power spokesman Jake Sneeden
Sneeden says the "Paint the Tank" art contest is open to high school students who live in New Castle County or are enrolled in a high school in the county.
He says a scholarship will be offered to the student who has the winning artwork and to two other finalists. A $5,000 scholarship will go to the winning artwork and there will be two $1,000 scholarships.
But he notes it's not simply a scholarship contest.
"We’re looking to engage the local community and solicit new artwork from students from the New Castle County area to hopefully memorialize it on this landmark and celebrate the land around it, which also supports the neighboring Russell W. Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge," said Sneeden.
Submissions are being accepted through June 1st at Delmarva Power's website.
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