Escambia County Tax Collector Scott Lunsford and Escambia School Superintendent Malcolm Thomas recognized the 2017 Kids Tag Art winners at the Escambia County School Board meeting on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Kids Tag Art is a countywide art design contest and fundraising project exclusively for Escambia County schools. The award-winning designs are now on sale to the public. “This year’s 5th graders have created terrific works of art, and everyone in Escambia County can show their pride by ordering a tag,” stated Lunsford.
Now into its fourth year, this year’s art collection encompasses creative designs from students at 10 elementary schools throughout the county. Each school submits two winners, and from these designs Lunsford chose Alex Newman as the “Tax Collector’s Choice” winner, and Thomas selected Yasal Kader as the “Superintendent’s Choice” winner. Both students are from Beulah Elementary School. All other school winners are designated as “Awards of Distinction” recipients. All winning designs are available to order at EscambiaTaxCollector.com. Funds raised from the tag sales directly support arts education in Escambia County. All money raised will help supplement art classroom teaching resources.
Kids Tag Art is an elementary school art project that inspires art students to design their own specialty plate, learning the practical application of tag art and fashioned after Florida’s 121 specialty license plates. This program is modeled after a program started by the Polk County Tax Collector.
“The value of the program is to teach children about specialty plates and how they support worthy causes,” said Lunsford. “It also provides them with the opportunity to be creative in graphic design.”
For more information on the Kids Tag Art Program click here.