The Art Center’s Cover Design Contest: Winter 2018

To apply:

Submit your image via email to as a TIF or JPEG and include the title, medium and artist’s name (if applicable). Our marketing team will choose ten images that we consider to be the most evocative of the spirit of TAC HP Education and Gallery. Those ten images will be featured on our social media and we’ll ask for our community to vote with a ‘like’.

What we’re looking for:

Our last catalogue went to 25,000 area homes. It featured our staff, faculty, board and some students on the steps of TAC HP. We wanted to capture the energy and spirit of our nearly 60 year old facility. This time we want to have our community as part of our design team, choosing an image that also captures the spirit, passion and possibility of TAC HP.

Contest dates: Submissions will be accepted 10/22-11/1 at . Voting will close on 11/1/18. Selected contributors will be notified via email. If an entry is submitted it is considered to be permission to use as a marketing image for TAC HP without fee or royalty.

Questions or concerns? E-mail


Highland Park Community Foundation’s 2019 Golden Apple Award Now Accepting Nominations

October 5, 2018 | Humans of Highland Park Blog | Highland Park Community Foundation’s 2019 Golden Apple Award Now Accepting Nominations

The Highland Park Community Foundation (HPCF) is now accepting nominations for its 2019 Golden Apple Award. Now in its ninth year of honoring excellence within the teaching profession in North Shore School District 112, the Golden Apple Award recognizes and celebrates outstanding teachers whose efforts demonstrate the impact that inspiring teaching has on children in the Highland Park/Highwood communities.

“The Golden Apple Award is Highland Park Community Foundation’s platform to honor and reward one of the community’s deserving educators for his or her dedication to enriching the lives of students and guiding them towards academic success,” said Sara Sher, HPCF Golden Apple selection committee chairperson.

HPCF’s Golden Apple Award nominations will be accepted for full-time teachers currently working within North Shore School District 112 in grades K-5. Nominations are welcome from all community members including students, parents, colleagues, and administrators (nominations by family members and self-nominations are not accepted). To nominate a teacher, please visit this nomination form.

The recipient of this prestigious annual award will receive a $2000 honorarium, a $500 gift card to the Apple store, and the celebrated HPCF Golden Apple Award. The teacher who earns the 2019 Golden Apple Award will also be recognized by both the school and the district as well as honored by the Highland Park Community Foundation.

Nominations for the 2019 HPCF Golden Apple Award close on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 5:00 P.M. Application materials will be mailed to each nominated teacher. Teachers must have completed four full years of teaching and have spent the majority of his/her time in the classroom teaching grades K-5 and commit to teaching for a minimum of two additional years in the Highland Park and Highwood community after receiving the award.

For more information or questions regarding the HPFC Golden Apple Award, please contact Sara Sher at For more information about the Highland Park Community Foundation, please visit: