DESIGN A BANNER
Your artwork should be about what matters to you most, what you want to protect, celebrate or speak out about.
Youth may submit only one entry
Artworks must be ORIGINAL
Artwork must measure 6”W x 10” H
Any two-dimensional medium:
Paint (watercolor, tempera, poster, acrylic, etc.)
Drawing materials (pencil, charcoal, colored chalk, pastels, oil pastels, colored pencils, markers, etc.)
Collage materials (cut and glued papers, such as construction paper, tissue paper, wrapping paper, aluminum foil, etc.)
Prints (handmade stencils, gadget printing, collagraphs, block prints, etc.)
Original digital illustration
Complete and submit the application form
Write your name, email, school, grade, on the back*
drop off your hard copy artwork to:
VILLAGE CENTER for the ARTS
12 MAIN STREET
NEW MILFORD, CT 06776
DO NOT LEAVE ARTWORK OUTSIDE
Friday, May 28, 2021
EXTENDED TO FRIDAY JUNE 4, 2021
*Tips for safely writing your information on the back:
Use a pencil
Use a light touch when writing to avoid making pressure marks you might be able to see on the artwork side,
Write your information along one of the edges of the artwork, not in the middle.
HOW THINGS WORK
A jury of professional artists and educators will select up to 50 artworks to be made into banners. Selections will be based on:
Thoughtful interpretation of the theme
Readability (since banners are viewed from a distance, we are looking for images that are bold and not overly detailed.)
NOTE: Artwork that includes any copyrighted material will not be accepted. For example, if an artwork shows a character, place, or image from a television show, film, video game, or book it will be rejected. All artworks must be original and created entirely by the applicant.
WHAT ELSE YOU NEED TO KNOW
Whether or not your artwork is chosen for one of the banners, you will be notified either way at the end of June.
Artworks chosen will be printed on vinyl banners and hung along the New Milford Green in late summer of 2021.
Three youth will also be selected by the jury to each receive a $100 award for excellence.
All selected banners will be entered into a People’s Choice Award poll to be announced when the banners come down in Fall, 2021.
All banners will be up-cycled into tote bags available for sale at a later date.
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