• Tri-county residents aged 0 to 21(on Aug. 4) are eligible. (Macomb, Oakland, Wayne)
• Two age groups for award: 0 to 11 and 12 to 21.
• Application deadline August 4, 2020
Entries may be original poetry or visual arts created based on the themes below. All work must be original and created by the submitting artist.
Visual art includes photography, painting, coloring, colored pencils, clay, mosaic, mixed media using new or recycled items, wire, sculpture, and more. Must be family-friendly. No toxic materials or language. Your original piece of art will need to be available to display if you win.
Poetry may be written legibly, typed or videotaped and shared in a video. (Videos may be up to 90 seconds). Must be family-friendly original work.
Choose one theme for each piece.
1) What does Detroit’s motto mean to you? “We hope for better things. It shall rise from the ashes.”
2) How does art bring us together during challenging times? Challenges include: COVID-19, Black Lives Matter and police issues, and the economic slowdown.
3) How do you see the beauty of Detroit? Detroit is a beautiful city. Architecture, parks, neighborhoods, streets, and people filled with grace and love, quality, and energy.
Winners in each category may receive a cash prize and prizes donated by local businesses. One-piece will be chosen to be featured and printed on a future Mint greeting card.
Winning youth also may receive career coaching and recognition in blog posts, media and more, though, of course, media coverage cannot be guaranteed.
Some of their winning artwork will be professionally framed and shared in the fall in local businesses and other organizations.