The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association is now accepting entries for its 2017 Kids Art Contest, sponsored by the Truck Mixer Manufacturers Bureau. The theme for the contest is Build with Strength-Building to Withstand the Test of Time. The contest is open to children up to grade 12 who have a relationship to an NRMCA Member.

· All entrants must be related to or sponsored by an NRMCA member.· Contestants are limited to one entry each.
· Artwork should be 100% produced by the entrant and be original.
· Entries may be in a medium of the artist's choice (oil, water color, pastels, pencil, pen and ink, charcoal, crayon, etc.). Entries can be a drawing, collage, painting, or other two-dimensional work.
· All entries must incorporate a ready mixed concrete truck in some manner - but should not be limited to a picture of a ready mixed concrete truck.
· Entries must be on 11"x14" flat paper. We encourage artwork to be on good quality bond or drawing paper, or illustration board. Entries should not be framed or matted.
· For contact purposes please include artist's name, address, phone number, age and grade, sponsor's email, and the name of the NRMCA member and their relationship to the artist on the back of their artwork.

Entries must be post marked no later than Dec. 31, 2016.

Entries will be divided into the following grade categories: Pre-K - Kindergarten; 1-3, 4-6; 7-12. First, Second, and Third place winners will be selected from each grade category. Prizes will be awarded in each grade category ($100 first; $50 second; and $25 third place). All entries will be judged only against others in their grade category. They will be judged on originality, effort, creativity, composition, and interpretation of the theme Build with Strength-Building to Withstand the Test of Time.

Winners in each category will be announced at CONEXPO-CON/AGG March 3-11, 2017, in Las Vegas. Winning entries will be auctioned off at the CONCRETEPAC Auction. Images of the winning entries will be used later in the year to create a 2018 NRMCA calendar and winners and the sponsoring members will receive a free copy of the calendar.

Selected entries will be displayed at CONEXPO-CON/AGG. NRMCA reserves the right to copy and modify any entry for reproduction. Entries will not be returned and may be used for future promotional opportunities.