The Food Lion AutoFair Kids' Car Art Contest offers children ages 17 and under the opportunity to display their skills for several of the world's leading automotive artists along with thousands of automotive aficionados during the Sept. 15-18 Food Lion AutoFair at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Entries will be divided into three age groups and winners will be chosen in each by a distinguished panel of renowned artists including Peter Tytla, Roger Blanchard, Garry Hill, David Snyder and Dan McCrary. Food Lion AutoFair visitors will also vote to determine a People's Choice award winner.

Entries will be displayed in the spacious Food Lion Pavilion throughout the four-day automotive extravaganza and winners will be announced during the Food Lion AutoFair awards ceremony on Sunday, Sept. 18.

First-place winners in each of the three age groups will receive four tickets in the new smoke-and-alcohol-free Family Grandstand for the UAW-GM Quality 500 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race on Saturday night, Oct. 15. Those earning runner-up honors in each age group will take home four tickets in the Charlotte Observer Family Grandstand for the Dollar General 300 NASCAR Busch Series race on Friday night, Oct. 14. The People's Choice award winner will enjoy dinner-for-four in The Speedway Club.

Entries must be completed without adult assistance and only one entry per person is allowed. The art must be automotive related and can be no larger than 14 inches by 17 inches. Entries must be postmarked prior to midnight Sept. 10 and each entrant will receive one complimentary ticket to the Sept. 15-18 Food Lion AutoFair.

Entry forms for the Food Lion AutoFair Kids' Car Art Contest can be downloaded here. Completed entry forms and artwork should be sent to: Karen Davis, Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Parkway South, Concord, N.C. 28027. Call 704-455-3205 for information.