WASHINGTON, DC (April 10, 2019) - Blacks In Government Region XI Council invites students from the Washington DC Metropolitan Area to participate in the 2019 Youth Art Competition. The competition is open April 1, 2019 - May 31, 2019 and serves to help youth build their creative confidence.
Twelve (12) finalists will be selected and the student’s art work will be featured in the BIG Region XI Council 2020 Calendar. Three (3) grand prize winners will receive cash prizes, gifts, and will be invited to the 2019 BIG Region XI Council Awards Gala –December 1, 2019, where his/her artwork will be displayed. The first prize winner will be featured on the cover of the Region XI 2020 Calendar and the month of their choice.
Students ages 16-24 are encouraged to submit various styles of art, ranging from paintings and drawings to photography and mixed media pieces. The artwork must be original in design, no more than 15 lbs., no larger than 26” X 26” X 4” (including the frame), and be prepared for hanging. Each student may submit one (1) piece of artwork.
Accepted mediums for the two-dimensional artwork are as follows:
• Paintings: oil, acrylics, watercolor, etc.
• Drawings: colored pencil, pencil, ink, marker, pastels, charcoal
• Collages: must be two dimensional
• Prints: lithographs, silkscreen, block prints
• Mixed Media: use of more than two mediums such as pencil, watercolor, etc.
• Digital: Computer-generated art
Students shall complete the 2019 Student Application online at (https://www.bigrxi.org/scholarships.html). The deadline for submission is May 31, 2019, at 6:00 PM. A parent or guardian, and the student, will need to provide a signature to certify the originality of the piece once notified as a finalist.
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