Artober Fest Sidewalk Chalk Competition

Sidewalk Chalk Contest

The Sidewalk Chalk Contest is held in conjunction with ARToberFest.


The contest will be Saturday October 26, 2019.

Event Schedule:

8:00am - 8:30am:          Artists and art groups check in on the historic courthouse lawn.


8:00am - 11:00am:       Artists and art groups will be creating their masterpieces.

                                              Individuals are welcome to come view them at work.


11:00am-11:30:               Judging


11:30am:                          Awards Ceremony

Event Categories and Prizes:  Prizes generously donated from our local Downtown Valdosta businesses & Valdosta Main Street

                          Overall Best of Show             People's Choice Award - All age groups

1st Place in:      11 & under             12-18              18 & up          TOP Blazer (VSU students only)



No entry fee.  Preregistration is required.  Please complete the registration form by October 18th. Limited number of registrations will be accepted.  

Artists: Should bring their own

Chalk     Design     Knee pads     Plastic Tarp (in case of rain shower)     Sunscreen     Grid/Pattern     Camera     Water



-  Only non-oil based washable chalk may be in your design.  No acrylic paints, liquid pastels, oil-based pastels, hard pastels, etc. will be allowed.

-  Designs must not exceed beyond their designated square.  Approximate size of square will be 4'x4'.  Your design is not a square it must fit inside the 4'x4' square.

-  Artist(s) may sign their work using chalk. 

-  All artwork must be appropriate for public viewing by all ages; No lewd, graphic violence, gore, nudity.

-  No political messages, words or symbols intended as advertising may appear in the image or space provided.

-  Digital photos will be taken, Valdosta Main Street reserves the right to use photographs for marketing, promotion and publicity purposes.

-  Organizers have the right to disqualify and/or remove any inappropriate art or writing as they deem necessary.

-  Spaces will be assigned on first come first served basis.

-  Official judging based on a 1-5 scale on first impression, creativity, originality, skill and use of color.  Decision of the judges are final.

-  Organizers are not responsible for damage or defacing of artwork.



All attempts will be made to hold the chalk art contest.  In the event of inclement weather, please check the Valdosta Main Street Facebook page or website in case of cancellation.


For additional sidewalk chalk contest information contact:


Main Street by email at

Historic Lowndes County Courthouse Square