NORFOLK, Neb. -- Court Appointed Special Advocates better known as CASA is now accepting submissions for the second Chalk Art Competition.

Nebraskans are encouraged to get out onto their local sidewalks and create artwork inspired by this year's theme, Step Up to the Plate.

These designs will be used as a way to bring awareness for child advocacy in foster care as well as to look for themselves to become advocates.

Executive Director says, "The goal of having more volunteers is so that every child that we serve in the county of Madison has a volunteer to go with their case," said Executive Director Kathryn Carlson. "Right now we do have children that are not being served because we do not have enough volunteers to take on those cases."

The competition will accept submissions until Sept. 19, and winners will be announced Sept. 26 to receive their cash prizes.

All artists are asked to work with their local CASA programs to have their works publicized.