The Cook Foundation Hosts Battle of the Hook Art Competition This Weekend
The Cook Foundation is pleased to announce it will sponsor a Battle of the Hook poster competition in commemoration of the 1781 Revolutionary War battle that will be reenacted in Gloucester, VA this weekend, Oct. 19 and 20 at the Inn at Warner Hall.
Original paintings, drawings and silhouettes are accepted.
Submissions should depict the Tidewater, Virginia region from 1776 to 1781 and feature the themes of perseverance, endurance and courage.
The winning entry will receive a $500 prize.
The competition is open to ages 18 and up. The winning entry will become the property of the 7th Virginia Regiment, who will use the artwork to produce a commemorative poster.
The winning artist will also agree to sign a limited number of the reproductions and be available for advertising and promotions.
The $25 entry fee is tax deductible.
Completed applications must be postmarked by Aug. 15 and mailed to Gloucester Parks, Recreation & Tourism at 6467 Main Street, Gloucester, VA 23061. Applications are available at http://www.battleofthehook.org.
Artwork must be received by 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26 at the Gloucester Main Street Preservation Trust at 6894 Main Street, Gloucester, VA 23061. Artwork can be dropped off Aug. 23 and Aug. 26 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The winning entry will be announced Sept. 4 and unveiled at the Inn at Warner Hall's Battle of the Hook Patriot Dinner on Sept. 11.
ABOUT THE BATTLE OF THE HOOK
On October 19 and 20 a reenactment of the 1781 Battle of the Hook that took place in Gloucester County, helping win the Siege of Yorktown and America's independence.
The reenactment, one of the largest recreations of a Revolutionary War battle, will bring together more than 1,000 infantry, cavalry, artillery and maritime landing reenactors from across the country at the Inn at Warner Hall, home of President George Washington's ancestors.