Decorated Art Object

Creative People Wanted for Lamp Competition!
Posted on 05/21/2018
The Village’s Arts Commission is looking for participants who have a creative flair and an interest in having a lot of fun!  We are hosting the 12th annual “Decorated Object Art Competition” for all ages that will be showcased at the annual Frontier Days Festival on July 1 at Recreation Park.

Decorate a Lamp or Create a Lamp, as a group or an individual, and bring it to Recreation Park on July 1.  The competition will be held within the park near Belmont Avenue and Miner between noon and 2 p.m.  For more information contact Derek Mach, Arts Commission Liaison, at 847.368.5232 or

Criteria for selecting the winners includes:  artistic impression, originality, quality and aesthetic appeal. Winners for each category will receive a prize.    

Eligibility: Open to all of any age. An entry could be designed by an individual or by a group. 

Specifications:  Lamps of any size or material will be accepted.  No limit on number of entries and one entry form per Lamp.  Lamps do not have to be working and electricity will not be available.

Application Form:  Application forms will be available at the park on July 1.  Forms will be completed the day of the event. Deadline of Submission:  No later than 2 p.m. on July 1 at Recreation Park.

Setup Date and Time:  
Sunday, July 1, 2017 at Recreation Park (Near Belmont Ave. and Miner Street)
Check-in: Noon – 2 p.m. 
Judging:  2 p.m. – 3 p.m.  
Peoples Choice Award voting ends: 2:45 p.m.
Award Ceremony:  3 p.m.
Lamps Viewed by Public 3 - 3:30 p.m.
Lamp Removal/Pick Up 3:30 p.m.

Suggestions from the Community are encouraged as to what objects should be considered for future Decorated Object Art Competitions.

Awards:  There will be five categories, with two prizes (first and second place) for all categories except the People’s Choice Award, for which there will be only one prize.  The People’s Choice Award lets anyone vote for their favorite Lamp. The votes for the People’s Choice Award will be accepted until 2:45 p.m. 

A jury of fine arts and crafts professionals will select the winners in the other categories.  All winners will be announced at 3 p.m.  Prizes will consist of Downtown Arlington Heights gift cards. 

Award categories include: 
People’s Choice Award; Adult (18 and over); Youth (12-17); 
Child (11 and younger); Family and Friends (more than one individual working together)