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Sidewalk Chalk Competition

April 10, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm


The contest will be Saturday April 10th, 2021 as part of the Makers Market kick off weekend in Downtown Valdosta!

10:00am – 10:30am:  Artists  check in on the historic courthouse lawn.
10:30am – 1:30pm:  Artists and art groups will be creating their masterpieces.

Individuals are welcome and encouraged to come view the artists at work and vote for your favorite to win the People’s Choice Award!

1:30pm-2:00pm:  Judging
2:00pm: Awards Ceremony

Event Categories and Prizes:  Prizes generously donated from our local Downtown Valdosta businesses & Valdosta Main Street

                          Overall Best of Show             People’s Choice Award – All age groups

1st & 2nd place awards in:      11 & under             12-14              15-18           19& up


No entry fee.  Pre-registration is required.  Please complete the registration form by April 3rd. Limited number of registrations will be accepted.  Registration deadline will be on Thursday, April 3rd at 5:00pm.

Artists should provide their own:

  • Chalk
  • Design
  • Knee pads
  • Plastic Tarp (in case of rain shower)
  • Sunscreen
  • Grid/Pattern
  • Camera
  • Water
  • Facial Covering/Mask (encouraged)


  • Only non-oil based washable chalk may be in your design.  No acrylic paints, liquid pastels, oil-based pastels, hard pastels, etc. will be allowed.
  • Designs must not exceed beyond their designated square.  Approximate size of square will be 4’x4′.  If your design is not a square it must fit inside the 4’x4′ square.
  • Artist(s) may sign their work using chalk.
  • All artwork must be appropriate for public viewing by all ages; No lewd, graphic violence, gore, nudity.
  • No political messages, words or symbols intended as advertising or promoting culturally or socially sensative topics (as deemed by Valdosta Main Street office) may appear in the image or space provided.
  • Digital photos will be taken, Valdosta Main Street reserves the right to use photographs for marketing, promotion and publicity purposes. Your registration and participation serve as your agreement to being photographed.
  • Organizers have the right to disqualify and/or remove any inappropriate art or writing as they deem necessary.
  • Spaces will be assigned on first come first served basis.
  • Official judging based on a 1-5 scale on first impression, creativity, originality, skill and use of color.  Decision of the judges are final.
  • Organizers are not responsible for damage or defacing of artwork.
  • Teams are permitted but will fall under the oldest artists age bracket.


All attempts will be made to hold the chalk art contest.  In the event of inclement weather, please check the Valdosta Main Street Facebook page or website in case of cancellation.

For additional sidewalk chalk contest information contact Main Street by email at downtowninfo@valdostacity.com


April 10, 2021
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
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