The Dynamic Women of the Chickasaw Nation Butterfly Art Contest invites female Chickasaw artists, ages 14 to 18, to submit original artwork of a butterfly. Symbolic of the beauty, inspiration and determination of Chickasaw women throughout history, the winning butterfly serves as the artwork accompanying all materials promoting the 2023 Dynamic Women of the Chickasaw Nation Conference.

One piece of artwork in a medium of the artist’s choice may be submitted on pre-cut art paper, canvas or art board that is proportional to the butterfly. The image of the butterfly must be between 5 and 20 inches. The butterfly will be the focus of the artwork, with limited or no background. Artists may use paint, drawing materials or collage materials (no glitter). 

All submitted works, within the guidelines provided, will be considered for representation as the conference theme. The winning artist will receive a $500 cash award.

Artwork and completed entry forms must be submitted between Oct. 11 and Oct. 21, 2022. Artwork that does not meet requirements will be excluded from judging. Artists must be between the ages 14 to 18 before Oct.1.

For entry form and guidelines, visit Chickasaw.net/ButterflyContest, call (580) 272-5520 or email CreativeArts@Chickasaw.net.

About the Dynamic Women of the Chickasaw Nation Conference

Recognizing the strength and leadership of Chickasaw women from all walks of life, the annual Dynamic Women of the Chickasaw Nation Conference salutes the valuable contributions, talents and skills of Chickasaw women. It is open to the public at no cost. Each year features a panel discussion, the announcement of the Dynamic Woman of the Year and multiple speakers.

The Chickasaw Nation Dynamic Woman of the Year Award was established October 2006 to honor Chickasaw women who have made significant contributions to the Chickasaw Nation and its citizens.

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