Official Rules


Contest Host: Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission (Fresno EOC) 1920 Mariposa Mall, Suite 300, Fresno, CA 93721.

Eligibility: To be eligible to participate (in each case as an “Eligible Participant”) in the FRESNO EOC FOOD EXPRESS YOUTH ART CONTEST (“Contest”), you must satisfy the following criteria: be age of eighteen or younger (18); AND reside or attend school in Fresno County; AND have a parent/legal guardian (“Guardian”) over eighteen (18) years of age and will provide legal consent to enter the Contest and grant the rights set forth herein.

Contest Period:  The Contest begins on December 14, 2018, at 12:01:00 a.m. PT and ends March 1, 2019, at 10:00:00 a.m. PT (“Contest Period”). 

Entry into the Contest: To enter the Contest, participants must complete the electronic or paper parental/guardian permission form and submit it with the Contest Entry Artwork.

Limit one (1) entry per Eligible Participant during the Contest Period.

The Entry must: depict the Eligible Participant’s interpretation of the theme, “Healthy Food Super Hero” (the “Theme”); be an original work of art in any of the following media/formats: drawing, painting, mixed-media or digital; required to be no smaller than 4” x 6” and no larger than 12”x 18”; be submitted to The Food Express bus OR mailed to 1920 Mariposa Mall, Suite 300, Fresno, CA 93721 ATTN: FRESNO EOC FOOD EXPRESS YOUTH ART CONTEST  OR be uploaded to the Web Site in high-resolution (300dpi) digital format using either of the file types: .jpg or .png. Artwork entry must: not contain copyrighted material; not contain threatening, offensive, or abusive material; have a minimum resolution of at least 2400 pixels x 2400 pixels (if digital); have a maximum; be otherwise in full compliance with these Official Rules.

Entries must be received by 10:00 a.m. PT on March 1, 2019. As determined by Contest Host any Entry that includes obscenities, objectionable material defames or invades the publicity or privacy rights of any person, living or deceased, or otherwise infringes upon any third party’s personal or proprietary rights, publicity rights, will be disqualified. Entries that are incomplete, illegible or corrupted are void and will not be accepted. Normal postage, time, toll, connection and usage rates, if any, charged by your Internet service provider or post office will apply. For your Entry to be valid, you must acknowledge reading, accepting, and agreeing to all terms and conditions set forth in these Official Rules. 

Selection of Winners: Eligible Entries will be judged by Fresno EOC designated representative(s) (collectively “Judges”). BUT NOTE THAT THEY MAY BE REVIEWED ON A ROLLING BASIS AS THEY ARE RECEIVED. All eligible Entries will be judged by the Judges, who will select six (6) winners, one (1) from each age group (age 6 and under, ages 7-9, ages 10-12, ages 13-15, ages 16-18) and one (1) Wildcard Award winner from any of the listed age groups (each a “Winner”). Entries will be judged based upon the following criteria: (1) creativity and originality, (2) quality and execution, (3) adherence to the Theme, and (4) overall impression.

Winner Announcement: Winners will be announced during National Youth Art Month and National Safe Place Week (third week in March). The Winning Entries will also be displayed at the press conference in June to announce the Summer Food Program 2019 routes. Winner art work will be unveiled as part of the bus wrap design. 

Grant of Rights: Each Entrant unconditionally assigns and transfers all rights, title, interest, claim, ideas, concepts, copyrighted materials and trademarks contained in any Entry submitted in the Contest and any and all rights including “moral rights” in any Entry submitted in the Contest to the Host. Entrant unconditionally assigns and transfers to Host all rights, title, interest, and/or claim, which he/she now has, or may in the future have to his/her Entry (including any and all essays submitted by the Entrant). Host has the right to use, assign, modify, edit, adapt, dispose, and electronically alter Entrant’s Entry, including but not limited to, for moral rights, to appear in promotional and/or commercial materials, as well as to reproduce it, in whole or in part, without compensation or additional consent from Entrant, or any third party.

Publicity Release: Participation in Contest and/or acceptance of a Prize constitutes permission for Host to use, without notice or further compensation, worldwide and in perpetuity, any Eligible Participant’s Entry, photo, likeness, biographical information, statement and voice in any and all media for any purpose, including without limitation, advertising and promotional purposes as well as in, on or in connection with the Web Site or the Contest or other promotions, and Eligible Participant hereby releases the Contest Entities from any liability with respect thereto (each a “Publicity Release”).

General: By participating, Eligible Participants agree to these Official Rules which are final and binding in all respects. If for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as planned, Host reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend the Contest.


Enter the Contest

Download the Art Contest Form and Entry Sheet