The Day – Rose Arts Festival announces competitions

The Rose Arts Festival, which will be held for the first time since the pandemic, has announced several competitions for local artists, athletes, cooks and chefs for the June 25 event.

The Rose Court Leadership Contest

Open to Southeast Connecticut youth ages 16-20 who exemplify pride in community involvement, intellect and leadership.

Prize money: $1,000, $500 and $250.

Deadline: May 20.

Awards ceremony: June 12 at the Mohegan Sun.

Sponsors Mohegan Sun, Love Me Forever, Luis Pabon Dance Arts Studio, FIEHN Photo


Budding artists competition

Open to 0-16 years and over

Grand Prize: $500

1st, 2nd, 3rd prize for age groups 0-7, 8-10, 11-15, 16+.

Deadline: June 20 for artwork entry, drop off at Reliance Health, 40 Broadway

Sponsors: Core Plus Federal Credit Union and Friends of Sara Davis


Culinary competition

Open for fruit pies made by home cooks of all ages.

Price: $125, $75, $50.

Deadline: June 25 at the Festival competition tent at Chelsea Parade, before 11:00 a.m.


Flower arrangement contest

Open to amateur cooks of all ages.

Drop-off: June 25 before 11 a.m. at the Festival Competition Tent

Price: $125, $75, $50.

Sponsor: Core Plus Federal Credit Union


5 km and 10 km running races

Open to runners and walkers of all ages.

Date: Morning of June 25 at 8:30 a.m.

Start: Reynolds Road, next to Norwich Free Academy

Prize: $100 for one randomly selected entrant.

Sponsors: Byrnes Agency and the Bartnicki family


The Rose Arts Festival, Norwich’s biggest public event, will be held on Chelsea Green, outside the NFA, on Saturday June 25 from noon to 7 p.m. later related events in Norwich city centre.

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