Superintendent’s Memo #031-14

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

Department of Education

February 7, 2014

TO:  Division Superintendents

FROM:  Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT:  The Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC) Visual Arts Contest

The Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC), the annual giving campaign for state employees, has requested that school divisions provide K-12 students with the opportunity to participate in the CVC Visual Arts Contest.  The CVC plans to showcase the winning artwork statewide in posters, on the CVC Web site, and in a directory.  Also, the selected entries will be exhibited across the Commonwealth.  The theme for this year's giving campaign is "Virginia is for Givers."

The CVC invites each school division to submit entries to the contest.  Entries must be postmarked by March 31, 2014.  Please mail or deliver the entries to Cheryle C. Gardner, principal specialist of fine arts, Office of Humanities and Early Childhood, Virginia Department of Education, 101 North 14th Street, 23rd floor, Richmond, Virginia 23219.

A $100 grand prize will be awarded to the student whose artwork is selected to create the campaign poster.  Also, first- ($75), second- ($50), and third-place ($25) awards will be awarded to students whose artwork is selected in the elementary, middle, and high school categories.

Thank you for your help with this campaign.  For more information, go to the CVC Web site at  If you have questions, please contact Ms. Gardner, by e-mail at or by telephone at (804) 225-2881; or Anne Dinterman, state campaign director with the CVC, Department of Human Resource Management, by e-mail at or by telephone at (804) 225-2159.