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Design contest winners to be announced during ceremony at City Hall

Postcards by local artists celebrate Monroe County

The winner of the 2006 Monroe County Postcard Contest will be announced at 5:30 p.m. Friday at City Hall.\nThe Bloomington Community Arts Commission \nsponsored the contest and selected 30 finalists from 104 entries. \nOf the 30 finalists, 10 winners are selected and their designs will be printed on postcards and sold throughout Monroe County.\n"This type of art reaches people who would normally not visit a gallery," said commission spokeswoman Valda Hillery. "The contest also promotes Bloomington as an arts community."\nWinning artists each receive $200. Winners in 1st, 2nd and 3rd place receive an additional $250, $150 and $100 respectively, according to a press release.\nDesigns from all 30 finalists will be displayed from May 11 to May 31 at City Hall in the Showers Building at 401 North Morton Street .\nHillery said entrants include children, professional illustrators and photographers, and the image depicted must be of the Bloomington or Monroe County area.\nHillery said the Bloomington Community Arts Commission started the contest, held every two years, in 1990 to raise money through postcard sales for the fountain in Showers Plaza.

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