Carousel Museum holding art contest for students

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. The contest continues through November 13th. Students in Pre-K through 12th grade are 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 its 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 Shop. All winners receive four admission passes to the Museum and four free rides at Bushnell Park Carousel. There are several honorable mention award ribbons as well!  Prizes will be distributed at the awards ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 27 at 2 p.m.

Entries must be submitted by mail or in person to the New England Carousel Museum at 95 Riverside Ave. in Bristol, by Sunday, Nov. 13.

Judging will begin on Tuesday, Nov. 15 by a committee made up of the museum’s Head of Restoration, Judy Baker, local artist and 2015 ACE Award recipient, Rick Fitzsimons, and the museum’s education specialist, Cate Mahoney.

You can view the rules and download the coloring page at

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

The New England Carousel Museum shows its colors.

The New England Carousel Museum