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Community Chalk Competition Entry

Deadline: Oct 09, 2023 11:00 pm (GMT-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Date: Oct 14, 2023 11:00 am - Oct 15, 2023 5:00 pm (EDT)

About the event

The Marietta Cobb Museum of Art is proud to present the 10th annual Chalktoberfest, an exciting combination of our annual Chalk Art Festival with our Craft Beer Festival. Enjoy an afternoon watching professional chalk artists chalk the streets, sampling craft beers, live music, art and craft vendors, and eating great food at the beautiful downtown Marietta Square. A great day out for all the family, Chalktoberfest is free to attend. The festival is highly popular receiving over 100,000 visitors in 2022, and generating a 5.2 million dollar economic impact to Cobb County. Chalktoberfest benefits the Marietta Cobb Museum of Art. MCMA is an American Art Museum whose mission is to “build community through art.” Please visit our websites for more info: or
Marietta Cobb Museum of Art
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About the application

The Community Chalk Competition is a chance for local artists to create their own chalk art at Chalktoberfest and be considered for awards. There are divisions for individual artists and for school teams.


School teams can enter the Middle School Division or the High School Division. (Non-school groups -- such as scout troops -- can also compete as teams *as long the group members' ages all qualify for the same division.*) First, second, and third place will be awarded within each division.


Individual artists qualify for the Adult Division (ages 18+), the Teen Division (ages 13-17), or the Youth Division (ages 9 - 12). First, second, and third place will be awarded within each division.


Artists under the age of nine (or older artists who aren’t interested in competing) are welcome to draw in the Open Chalk Area near the competition zones.



Sunday, October 15, 2023 (SUNDAY! Saturday is the Craft Beer Festival.)



West Park Square (NOTE: this is a new location!)

Check-in will be located at the junction of West Park Square and North Park Square.



Check-in for School Teams: 10:30am-11:00am

Check-in for Individuals: 10:30am - 1:00pm


School Teams Chalking Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm

School Teams Judging: 1:00-1:20pm

School Teams Awards: 1:30pm


Individual Chalking Time: 11:00am – 2:30pm

Individual Judging: 2:30-3:05pm

Individual Awards: 3:15pm

Terms & Conditions



Please read this information carefully. Artists who do not follow these rules will be asked to leave the competition and their work will not be considered for awards.





Your square will be a random section of the road and may contain painted traffic lines, cracks, or other textures. Consider them artistic challenges. YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO SWAP SPACES.



Online registration closes at 5:00pm on Friday, September 29. You can register at the festival only if space is still available in your division. 



A towel (to sit or kneel on), a hat, a drink, a snack, sunscreen, and any extra chalking supplies you want to work with. This can include additional colors of chalk, charcoal, and chalk pastels; paintbrushes for blending; spray bottles of water; or a stencil, drawing, or photograph to work from. PLEASE DO NOT BRING ANY KIND OF PAINT. (Yes, the professional artists use paint under their chalk, but it's a special diluted paint that we know will come off of the street. Let's not upset the City.)



There are no refunds. Chalktoberfest is a rain or shine event, and so is the chalk competition. If it looks like it might be wet, I recommend bringing a good hat and a rain jacket. 



Chalktoberfest t-shirts will be available for $15 at both festival Info Booths.



1. Registration includes a 48-pack of Crayola sidewalk chalk.

2. Please include the Team Coordinator’s name under “Guardian’s Name” during registration.

3. Entry fee is $40 (or $20 if you are a Title 1 School).

4. Team chalk blocks are 5ft x 5ft.

5. Each team is limited to 10 students.

6. Chalking time is 11:00am – 1:00pm. Do not try to sign in before 10:30am or start chalking before 11:00am.

7. Students must create their own work. Adults may make suggestions but are not allowed to help draw.

8. Tents and chairs for family members are allowed, but no one can crowd another team’s space or spread out beyond the rope designating the School Teams area.

9. Once again, NO PAINT ALLOWED.



1. Registration includes a 24-pack of Crayola sidewalk chalk.

2. Youth Division (ages 9-12) spaces are 3ft x 3ft. The entry fee is $10.

3. Teen Division (ages 13-17) spaces are 4ft x 4ft. The entry fee is $20..

4. Adult Division (ages 18+) spaces are 5ft x 5ft. The entry fee is $30 ($20 with valid Student ID).

5. Chalking time is 11:00am – 2:30pm. Do not try to sign in before 10:30am or start chalking before 11:00am.

6. Youth and Teen artists must create their own work. Guardians are not allowed to help draw.

7. You may have ONE (1) assistant help you create your chalk art. Your assistant must be in the same age group as you. (For instance, a teenager can't assist a 9-year-old.) Please note that all prizes are intended for one person and may be difficult to split, so make sure that you and your assistant are okay sharing a prize if you win an award.

8. Once again, NO PAINT ALLOWED.

9. No advertisements are allowed as the subject of your chalk art. You will be asked to leave.



By submitting my application via, I hereby make my application to participate in the 2023 MCMA Chalktoberfest event at the Marietta Square. I have read, understood and agree to abide by the rules and regulations set forth and other rules as may be established and presented at my acceptance. I release and forever discharge the 2023 MCMA Chalktoberfest, the City of Marietta, Marietta Cobb Museum of Art, its staff, and volunteers, from any responsibility, personal liability, loss, claims or damages arising out of, or in conjunction with the 2023 MCMA Chalktoberfest event.


Youth Division (ages 9-12) $10
Teen Division (ages 13-17) $20
Adult Student (18+ with ID) $20
Adult Division (ages 18+) $30
School Team (Middle or High School) $40
School Team (Title 1) (Middle or High School) $20

Questions on the application

User information

  • First name
  • Last name
  • Email

Additional information

  • Artist Name (or School Name)
  • Artist Age / School -Team Level
  • Guardian Name (if artist is under 18)
  • Assistant Name (if applicable)
  • Phone Number
  • Email Address
Community Chalk Competition Entry
Community Chalk Competition Entry
Chalktoberfest 2023
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