Knighting Bench Design Contest Open

First Lady Cathy Justice and the West Virginia Dept. of Education are inviting West Virginia students to participate in a Knighting Bench Design Contest.
All high school grade students who are public, private, or homeschooled are invited to participate in tes Student Artist Series.
Last year, the First Lady’s Student Artist Series challenged students to design an original sword for the Golden Horseshoe Knighting Ceremony.
“The response was so tremendous for the sword design contest that we were inspired to create a new knighting bench,” First Lady Justice said.
“Both of these items will be used for many years to come, and I can’t wait to see the innovative designs that come out of this contest.”
Eligible students are asked to use their creative talent to construct a knighting bench for the ceremonial custom of knighting top eighth grade West Virginia history students as they become Knights of the Golden Horseshoe.
Entries must be submitted by Feb. 21. The top five finalists will be announced by March 1.
Each finalist will partner with a Career and Technical Education Center to bring his design to life and be judged by a panel of distinguished judges.
The first place winner will be selected by May 1.
Questions may be directed to James Coble at [email protected] or Tim Elliott at [email protected].