• Tri-county residents aged 0 to 21(on July 1) are eligible. (Macomb, Oakland, Wayne)
• Two age groups for award: 0 to 11 and 12 to 21.
• Application deadline June 27, 2021
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 or typed and submitted here, or shared in a video. (Videos may be up to 90 seconds). Must be family-friendly original work.
Choose one theme for each piece.
1) Unity and Community? When we face troubles or the world struggles, we turn to our community. We come together to survive, and prosper.
2) "Just My Imagination Running Away With Me" This title of a Temptations song inspires us to create something from our imaginations, or perhaps imagine a better future.
3) Detroit's Beauty. Interpret the beauty and resilience of Detroit.
Winners in each category may receive a cash prize thanks to a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and prizes donated by local businesses. One-piece will be chosen to be featured and printed on a 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.
The winning visual artwork will be professionally framed and shared in the fall in local businesses and other organizations.