Calling all Young Artists and Dreamers: Enter the Blueprint Brunswick 2040 Youth Art Contest by March 31, 2021


Calling all Young Artists and Dreamers: Enter the Blueprint Brunswick 2040 Youth Art Contest by March 31, 2021

The art contest is organized through partnership between Brunswick County and the Brunswick Arts Council















BOLIVIA, N.C. – Close your eyes and think of the year 2040. What do you dream about for your house? Local park? Street? Neighborhood? Downtown? School? Waterfronts? How will people move around and travel? How will they play?

Imagine it and draw it for us so we can plan for the future of Brunswick County together by incorporating some of your ideas into our plans for the future as part of our Blueprint Brunswick 2040 project.

This contest is open to youth ages K-12 (ages 5 to 17), whether you are in public school, private school or home school. Use your pencils, paints, crayons, collage to create your vision of the future that is 8.5 by 11-inches in size.

Entries are accepted until March 31, 2021. Judges from across the county will review and select the winning entries for each category; winners will be announced by April 15, 2021.

The Brunswick Arts Council is providing prize awards including art supplies and gift cards for chosen winners within each grade category. The school with the most submissions within each grade category will receive $100 gift card for art supplies.

In addition, the selected works of art will be included in the County’s final Blueprint Brunswick 2040 Project plan. The Brunswick Arts Council will exhibit the winning works at the Solstice Festival (June 19) and the 2021 Fall Arts Show (October), and will work with Brunswick County Planning Department to create a digital version of the artwork for use online.

For the contest flyer and complete rules and the entry form, visit

For questions about how to participate, contact Project Planner Justin Brantley at the Brunswick County

Planning Department at 910.253.2239 or email


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  • Main County Contact Information: 910.253.2000 / 800.442.7033

About the Brunswick County Planning Department and Blueprint Brunswick 2040 Project

Brunswick County Planning provides public planning services to the unincorporated areas of Brunswick County that are outside municipalities’ planning jurisdictions. ​​Functions of the department includes but limited to zoning, subdivision of land, long-range planning, transportation planning, specialized planning projects as well as providing support to the Brunswick County Planning Board, the Brunswick County Board of Adjustment, and the Brunswick County Technical Review Committee (TRC). Currently, the Planning Department is working with the Parks and Recreation Department to develop a new Future Land Use Plan and Parks and Recreation Master Plan. These plans will help guide development in the County for the next 20 years. It is anticipated that these plans will be adopted Fall of 2021. The focus for the past couple several has been community engagement for public input with surveying, community member interviews, and focus groups for different areas of the project such as community health and safety, infrastructure, housing, environment, and education. The Blueprint Brunswick 2040 Art Contest is a way to expand the public engagement for the project by inviting the youth of the County to share their vision for the year 2040.

More info about the department and the project can be found at

About the Brunswick Arts Council

The mission of Brunswick Arts Council (BAC) is to support, sustain, enhance, and cultivate the arts in Brunswick County making cultural events, arts education, and appreciation of the arts available to the diverse range of county residents. Formed in 1981, BAC is the designated community partner with NC Arts Council, helping to subgrant more than $1,100,000 in Grassroots grants into Brunswick arts organization, and programs across the county. Additionally, we partner with other agencies, including Brunswick County to provide other programs, events, awards, grants, project development and additional support to organizations and artists living and working in the county.  BAC support acts as an economic catalyst, aiding the nonprofit creative sector as they generate direct economic activity in arts, recreation & tourism support to our Brunswick County. Website: