We are pleased to announce our LV Arts at the Park Regional Artist Competition!
Theme: Rock, Paper, Scissors
Applications available: April 1, 2023
Deadline to enter: May 31, 2023
Winners announced: June 15, 2023
Display and event date: August 26, 2023
Contest This is your chance to represent YOUR community at the LV Arts at the Park event. All contest winners will have their work printed on a large screen displayed on self-standing structures placed prominently within the park to emphasize this year's theme. Artists of all ages are encouraged to participate! Criteria are all equally weighted (see below).
Theme This year's theme for LV Arts at the Park is "Rock, Paper, Scissors." Beyond the popular hand game, these elements, independently, are all quite unique. Consider the following prompts to help you get started with your concept:
A literal, artistic representation of Rock, Paper, Scissors
Using these as materials/tools to create your artwork
Considering the characteristics of each element and interpreting/communicating those in interesting ways
Transforming these objects into other objects/given new uses
Creating a narrative or a statement about characteristics of these elements and/or larger social commentary
Criteria All submissions will be kept anonymous and placed before a panel of judges to review via slide presentation. The judges will use the following criteria when view the work:
10 pts - Technical Skill (Craftsman ship, elements/principles of art and design)
10 pts - Apparent Use of Theme (literally, conceptually, etc)
10 pts - Creativity (interesting use of materials and/or take on theme)
10 pts - Overall Impression (Wow factor and/or unforgettable qualities)
40 pts total
Eligibility Artists of all ages are welcome to participate in this free-to-enter competition. You may submit up to four separate applications. Submitted work must be original and relate to this year's festival theme: Rock, Paper, Scissors. Artists from the following area cities are encouraged to apply: Basehor-Linwood, Easton, Atchison, Leavenworth, Lansing, Tonganoxie, Fort Leavenworth, Weston, Piper, Bonner Springs
Medium Any medium will be considered for this competition. For works in 3D, such as sculpture or ceramics, a photograph of the work should be taken so that it can be showcased on a printed screen. Background and composition should be considered.
IMPORTANT! CHANGES MADE AS OF 4.17.23
Dimensions Size of artwork should work in a 9x12 (ratio) format. Artworks will be printed on a
4 1/2' x 6' screen. The artwork must be oriented vertically.
A volunteer committee will select one winner from each city listed above. Winners will have their art printed on a 4 1/2' x 6' foot screen, stretched onto a frame, and displayed prominently at the event. Winners will be able to take their printed screen home following the Camp Leavenworth event in September. Arrangements can be made for pick-up following the Camp Leavenworth event. Winners will also receive a free 2023 LV Arts at the Park T-shirt.
One overall winner will be selected and awarded a $100 cash prize.
This is a fantastic opportunity to challenge yourself and explore your artistic potential. Let's make this year's competition a huge success with your unique and original artwork. We can't wait to see what you create! Complete the form below to enter.