Kids Tag Art is a fundraising project for Polk County school art programs that features art from area fifth grade students. Following teacher set guidelines, Polk County 5th graders design auto specialty tags. This year there were over 4200 entries and 134 received the 2008 Awards of Distinction. Those winning entries were made into plastic specialty car tags and placed for sale at the Polk County Tax Collector’s website.
Tags can be purchased for $15 with all proceeds used to purchase classroom art supplies. The 134 award winning designs are on sale through the 2009 school year. However, to receive the tags for Christmas, parents and others must order from the winning designs until December 10th.
In the program’s first two years, over 220 plastic auto tags were sold to raise $30,000 for Polk County elementary school art programs.
In addition to the online display, the winning entries will travel the county on the 2008 Kids Tag Art Mobile, and featured in a 2009 calendar.
The Kids Art Tag program started in 2006 as an outreach program sponsored by the Polk County Tax Collector’s Office. This year the are joined by co-sponsors Central Florida Eurocars, Douglass Screen Printers, Polk County Schools, Junior Women’s Club of Lakeland, Polk Museum of Art, and the Ridge Art Association. For more information you can contact the Polk County Tax Collector’s Office at 863-534-4722.
Pictured is Award of Distinction Winner from Hunter at R.W. Blake Academy.