Dunn moves to establish an art competition for youth

If approved, the first competition would be held fall of 2022.

The following is a press release from the office of Councilmember Reagan Dunn:

King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn on Thursday introduced legislation that would establish an annual King County Council youth art competition.

“Many, especially our young students, have had their daily lives greatly altered by the COVID-19 pandemic, and there is no better time to promote community engagement and artistic expression by sponsoring this competition,” Dunn said. “This is an opportunity for our County not only to encourage young artists, but to document a defining moment in our history.”

If approved by the King County Council, the details of the art competition will be announced in the spring of 2022 to high schools across the County, with a fall 2022 deadline for submission of art pieces. The theme of the competition would be “Community in Times of COVID-19.”

Each of the nine Council districts would run individual competitions, joined by a panel of three community members and led by the respective Councilmember. The nine winners of the competition would be recognized at a King County Council meeting and have their piece displayed in the King County Courthouse in Seattle.

This legislation is expected to be referred to committee this week.