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Art competition seeking to highlight women in sport

A unique contest seeks to bridge the gap between art and sport, but hurry if you wish to enter: submissions close Friday, October 10.

The Antithesis Art Competition is a fundraiser for Leadership Advancement for Women and Sport. It seeks works that that identify, recognize, encourage and represent females in sport and physical activities, and offers cash prizes in three categories:

  • High school, for students enrolled full-time in a Windsor-Essex secondary school;
  • Open, for professional artists or students in college or university;
  • Photography, from anyone in grade 9 or above.

The top 10 submissions in each category will go on display at the gallery in the LeBel Building, and auctioned online, with the purchase price split between the artist and Leadership Advancement for Women and Sport.

Sara Santarossa, an MHK candidate, chairs the organizing committee. She says the idea is a natural, pointing out the Olympic Games featured medals for works inspired by sport from 1912 to 1948.

“I gladly took on the project, as I have always had a passion for both the arts and physical activity,” Sanatarossa says.

Her group has solicited sponsorship from community partners to be able to offer cash prizes to selected winners. Find more information, including rules, submission instructions and deadlines, on the competition website.