Hastings College mural competition features more than 200 students from 38 high schools 

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The 2021 Mural Day competition at Hastings College.

More than 200 high school students from 38 schools across Nebraska will be at Hastings College for the seventh annual Jackson Dinsdale Art Center Mural Competition on Wednesday, September 28.

Working as teams, high school students from each school will create 36 x 60 inch vinyl murals using paint, which will then be judged by Hastings College senior art majors. The creative theme for the competition is kept a secret and announced during the 10:00 a.m. welcome. It’s a challenging and fun event for students!

Teams design and create their artwork outdoors in the parking lot between the JDAC and Gray Center (1100 N. Elm Avenue).

The top three teams each receive a prize package of art supplies that each school can use. At the conclusion of the event, teams are allowed to take their murals to hang in their high schools.

What: Hastings College Mural Competition
When: Wednesday, September 28
Time: 10:00am-3:30pm; painting is 10:30am to 2:00pm (the best time for photos/video/interviews is 12:00 to 2:00pm); awards are at 3:00pm.
Where: Jackson Dinsdale Art Center, 700 E. 12th St., Hastings, Nebraska
Why: 200+ students from 38 high schools will compete in a mural painting competition

High schools participating include:

  • Adams Central High School
  • Beatrice High School
  • Broken Bow High School
  • Columbus High School
  • Crete High School
  • Doniphan-Trumbull High School
  • Elm Creek High School
  • Elwood Public Schools
  • Exeter-Milligan Public Schools
  • Franklin Public School
  • Gibbon High School
  • Giltner Public Schools
  • Gothenburg High School
  • Grand Island Northwest High School
  • Grand Island Senior High
  • Hampton High School
  • Heartland Community Schools
  • Kearney High School
  • Kenesaw Public Schools
  • Lawrence-Nelson Schools
  • McCook Senior High School
  • Minden High School
  • North Star High School
  • Ogallala High School
  • Omaha Burke High School
  • Ord High School
  • Overton High School
  • Palmer High School
  • Parkview Christian School
  • Perkins County High School
  • Ravenna High School
  • Sandy Creek High School
  • Shelby-Rising City Public Schools
  • Silver Lake High School
  • Southwest High School
  • St. Cecilia High School
  • Sumner-Eddyville-Miller Schools
  • Waverly High School

Hastings College is a four-year residential college that focuses on student academic and extracurricular achievement. Discover more at hastings.edu.

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