McDONALD’S BLACK HISTORY ART CONTEST KICKS OFF
FOR METRO DETROIT HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
Cash and Gallery Exhibit Among Prizes for 12 Metro Detroit Winners
The contest, now through Dec. 20, 2013,
invites metro Detroit youth living in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Lapeer,
Livingston, Monroe, St. Clair and Washtenaw counties to submit original
works of art that capture a significant moment, event or figure in
African-American, African or African Diasporan history. Submissions can
include paintings, drawings, jewelry, pottery, fabric, mixed media or
“McDonald’s is proud to create programs that inspire and educate youth
about the wonderful heritage and contributions of African-Americans,”
said Jon Campbell, Detroit-area McDonald’s restaurant owner. “Our 2013
inaugural program showcased the diverse talent and creativity of many
local students and we look forward to seeing this program grow in 2014
as we celebrate Black History Month.”
A panel of judges, including art and history experts, will select fifty
semifinalists during the first round of judging. The field will be
narrowed to 12 finalists whose work will be featured in a month-long
gallery exhibit in February 2014 at the N’Namdi Center for Contemporary
Art in midtown Detroit. The finalists will receive a combined total of
nearly $5,000 in cash prizes with the first place winner’s teacher also
receiving a cash prize.
The top three winners will be announced at the gallery, 52 E. Forest Ave., Detroit, during a special private event on Jan. 31, 2014 when the 12-artist exhibit will be unveiled and prizes awarded before a crowd of local business and community leaders.
Contestants must submit a photo of their artwork and an entry form by visiting www.BlackMomentsOnCanvas.com. All entries must be uploaded to the website or postmarked by Dec. 20, 2013. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited.