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Juneteenth Writing Contest Submission – Swissvale

May 6 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until May 19, 2022

One event on May 20, 2022 at 8:00 am

This year’s Juneteenth celebration will take place at Les Getz Memorial Park on June 18 beginning at 2 pm. Activities will include music, vendors, a local artist
exhibition and a writing contest.
Writing Contest
Middle and high school students are invited to write a poem, prose, or essay that relates the concept of freedom and the celebration of Juneteenth to their life and
goals for the future. Finalists will be announced and honored at our Juneteenth Celebration taking place this year on June 18th.
The deadline for submissions is 7:00 p.m. on May 20th. Please email submissions to and include the student’s name, age,
grade, school and email.
Local Artist Exhibition
Local artists are invited to participate in an exhibition featuring work that encompasses the spirit of Juneteenth. All work will be displayed digitally and
physically, in celebration of Juneteenth.
Eligibility: Adult Artists (18 years old and up), working in any media, and residing within Pittsburgh, PA are eligible to submit work. The submission must be original
and encompass the artist’s interpretation of the theme “the spirit of Juneteenth.”
Submission Requirements:
A complete submission includes:
• The original artwork or high-quality photograph of the artwork
• An individual photo of the artist
• The artist’s name, email, and mailing address
Submissions may be emailed to or physically dropped off to the Borough Building.
Deadline: By 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 29 th.
If you have any questions about the exhibition, please call 412-271-7101 or email Weldianne Scales at


May 6
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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PA United States


Swissvale Borough