Dozens of Oneida County youth managed to beat the rain Thursday as they competed in the 8th annual Oneida County Youth Bureau Sidewalk Art Contest.

Kids from ages five to 18 were asked to draw a positive image on sidewalk slabs in front of the Pratt building at Munson Williams Proctor Art Institute.

The kids competed in age specific groups 5-7, 8-10, 11-13, and 14-18.

The best three drawings in each age group were awarded gold, silver and bronze medals for their artwork.

The competitors came form a variety of local summer programs including Notre Dame, Salvation Army, The House of the Good Shepherd, Thea Bowman House and Summer Fun at Lourdes.

Here's 14-18 year old second place finisher Moet from The House of the Good Shepherd completing her drawing:


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