Southwest Airlines and the Phoenix Suns are teaming up again to bring your seventh-grade students the “Heart of Freedom” Art & Essay Contest! The contest is open to all seventh graders in Maricopa County, and it gives your students a chance to earn the field trip of a lifetime! This year, we will be traveling April 5, 2019 – April 8, 2019 to Houston, TX to tour one of our nation’s “Heart of Freedom.”
Ten (10) contest winners plus one (1) parent/legal guardian each will receive:
Round trip airfare on Southwest Airlines to Houston, TX
Hotel accommodations for a three night stay in Houston, TX (double occupancy)
Tours of national museums and historic landmarks
Tickets to the Phoenix Suns @ Houston Rockets game on April 7, 2019
To participate in the “Heart of Freedom” Art & Essay Contest, each student must submit:
1) An artwork entry that depicts what a symbol of freedom means to him/her
2) An original essay with his/her artwork
3) Release paperwork completed by the student’s parent or guardian
All submissions must be delivered to the Phoenix Suns at the Talking Stick Resort Arena by 4:00pm Friday, February 8th, 2019.
Ten (10) lucky artists will be selected to take the trip to Houston, TX and will be notified no later than Friday, February 15, 2019. Traveling instructions and trip details will be provided once the winners are notified.
Those who are selected as winners will have their artwork displayed at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport during the week of April 1, 2019.
This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for your seventh grade students! We encourage you to speak with your seventh-grade art, history, and/or homeroom teachers as soon as possible to get your students involved in this opportunity. Please contact us with any questions and help to make this “American dream” come true for your seventh graders!
Lexi Muller, Southwest Airlines
Stephanie Lovingood, Phoenix Suns