RecConnect Cover Design Contest continues through April

Monday, April 6, 2020 - 10:58am

In an effort to promote community involvement, art and creativity, the Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources (PRCR) Department is inviting Wake Forest-area youth ages 4-17 to create the cover of the 2020 Fall/Winter edition of RecConnect.

The PRCR Department publishes RecConnect, twice each year – once in the spring and again in the fall. The program guide offers complete information on parks and recreation-sponsored programs and activities for people of all ages, including youth and adult athletics, cultural programs and classes and special events.

The deadline to enter the cover design contest is Friday, May 1, and the following contest rules apply:

  • Contest is open to Town of Wake Forest residents ages 4-17

  • Designs must be 8.5"(w) x 11"(h)

  • Artists may submit original drawings or digital creations

  • The artists signature must be included in the design

  • Designs can be created by computer or by hand using any medium (pencil, marker, crayon, paint, charcoal, etc.)

  • The design should be appropriate for any age to view.

  • The artist can choose from any of the following themes: Aquatics, Nature, Recreation, Parks, Sports or Community.

  • Design cannot include copyrighted imagery, including popular cartoon characters, sports team logos, or trademarks.

Designs created by computer should be submitted via the online entry form as a full-size, high resolution (300 dpi) JPG, PNG or PDF. Designs created by hand should be mailed to PRCR, 301 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest, NC  27587 c/o Monica Lileton.

Complete information, along with the online entry form, is available at

The winning design will be selected by the Wake Forest Recreation Advisory Board. For more information, contact Recreation Program Superintendent Monica Lileton at 919-435-9563 or

Available at all PRCR facilities, RecConnect is mailed to all Wake Forest residents (over 30,000) in the 27587 zip code. To view the current version of RecConnect, visit