1. Contest is open to PA skilled nursing, assisted living, personal care homes, adult day health, and senior and independent living centers. (Senior centers and independent living will be judged separately)
  2. Entry fee is $25.00 per facility for up to 10 people and $40.00 for 11 and over. Only one entry per person in each category is permitted. Checks may be made payable to: PAPA (write “Arts Fest.” on memo line).
  3. Include a 4×6 photo of each project with your application. You may submit multiple photos if needed to display the entire project. Performances should be submitted on regular sized DVD no more than 5 minutes in length. Performances and photos may also be sent electronically via e-mail, Dropbox, etc. Performance art may include individual or group submissions. All work should be from current calendar year (calendar year defined as 8/1/2016 – 7/31/2017).
  4. All photos and DVDs must be labeled with the resident’s name, facility name, and entry number. Please label the back of each photo. Photos and DVDs will not be returned. Please print clearly!
  5. Entries must be postmarked by July 31, 2017.
  6. Send entries to: Angelo Phillips, 3318 Auburn Street, Erie, PA 16508
    If you agree to give PAPA the right to use photos and video clips on our website, please be sure to sign the appropriate waiver below.
    For additional information email Angelo Phillips at:
  7. Download, print, and fill out the entry form. Mail to the address above (#6).
  8. Select from one of the categories listed below:
Creative Writing
  • Poetry
  • Short Story
Performance Art
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Instruments
  • Singing
  • Needlework
  • Leather
  • Quilts
Fine Art
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Mosaic
  • Sculpture
Functional Art
  • Woodworking
  • Kits
  • Special Projects
  • Can be any project listed under other categories