Students can enter Carousel Museum’s art contest; deadline Nov. 16

The New England Carousel Museum and the Bushnell Park Carousel are sponsoring an art contest for students in celebration of National Art and Humanities Month. Pre-K through 12th grade students are being asked to create an original drawing or painting of a carousel animal. Pre-K and kindergarten students are welcome to use the carousel horse coloring page on the museum’s website at

Entries must not exceed 30 inches x 30 inches, and must include the artist’s name, address, phone number, and grade level on the back.

First, second, third, and honorable mention prizes will be awarded in five age categories.

In addition, there will be a Best in Show award and a special Executive Director’s Choice award.

First prize winners will receive $50, second prize winners receive a $25 gift card to the Carousel Museum gift shop, and third prize winners will receive a $15 gift card to Dick Blick Art Materials.

All entries must be submitted by mail or in person to the New England Carousel Museum at 95 Riverside Ave. in Bristol by Sunday, Nov. 16.

The awards ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 30 at the New England Carousel Museum.

You can view the rules and download the coloring page at

For more information, contact the New England Carousel Museum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol, CT at (860) 585-5411 or email