This summer Artists Wanted, along with Times Square Alliance and Chashama, is sponsoring a huge art competition to be held in New York City. The awards include a public display of art on the giant video billboards of Times Square.
The best part of this art competition is that it is free! There is no signup fee! It takes less than 5 minutes to create an entry for this incredible art competition.
The giant art exhibition will take place on over twelve 23 story high video billboards in Times Square, and be seen by over half a million people. An after party following the art show opening will be hosted by Questlove of Roots. Hundreds of artists will be featured there as well. An Art Takes Times Square book with worldwide distribution will also be published featuring the top selected artists.
How the Art Competition Works
The artist portfolio has to be collected at least 7 times to be in the public voting system, on the Art Takes Times Square artists page. Get collected 77 times and receive a guaranteed showing at the after-party.
This public voting begins on April 5, 2012.
The winner of the grand prize will be selected from the top 200 most collected artists. 12 runners up will also be selected from these top 200 artists. Artworks from these artists will also appear on the video billboards at Times Square.
Artists Wanted Art Competition Prizes
The Grand Prize will be $10,000 to spend any way you like and a public art showing in Times Square, as well as publication in the Art Takes Times Square book. The winning artist will also be featured and promoted online.
Artist judges also may win a prize, which is a $2500 dream vacation in New York City and $2500 cash to spend while there.
How to be an Art Takes Times Square Art Competition Judge
Anyone can be an art judge. Judging is partly done by the internet public by collecting other artists. Artists who are collected the most have a better chance of winning the prizes. The final judging will be done by Chashama and Artists Wanted.
Judging begins on Thursday, April 5th, 2012… so get your entries in right away!
Art Takes Times Square Deadlines
All creative people 18 years or older are eligible for the art contest, including painters, digital artists, sculptors, photographers, and more.
Entries should be in by Monday, April 31, 2012. Winners will be notified by email, phone, or mail sometime in June, 2012.
Promoting Your Art Takes Times Square Portfolio Entry
The more your portfolio is shared and collected, the better your chance of winning the Artists Wanted grand prize. Share your Artists Wanted portfolio at as many places as possible. Send it to your email contacts, write about it on your art blog, post it at Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Google+, and more.
What Artworks Should You Enter?
My personal advice would be to choose 9 of your BEST artworks for entry. Enter the artwork you want to appear near the top LAST, since the first images uploaded go to the bottom. Also, think about including artworks with a similar theme or style.
Imagine your art on giant billboards. Which of your pieces would look good there, seen by half a million people?
If you have an Art Takes Times Square entry, feel free to comment below, and leave your portfolio link.