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LV Arts at the Park

Congratulations to the Regional Artist Contest winners!


Be sure to view their Rock, Paper, Scissors themed art on display on August 26! Respond to our LV Arts at the Park Facebook event.

Theme: Rock, Paper, Scissors

Applications available: April 1, 2023

Application Deadline Expired

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.



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.

The grand winner will be announce at LV Arts at the Park.

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.

Regional Artist Contest

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