Some folks want to see their name in lights. For others, it’s the yen to see their name in print. And then there are the few, the chosen, whose creative apex is to see their art carried with pride in the handbag, wallet or pocket of every resident of St Paul.
For those visual artists who recognize and value the coin of the literary realm, there’s the St. Paul Public Library Card Contest!
It’s open to artists of all ages who live, work and/or go to school in the City of Saints.
All forms of two-dimensional art will be accepted. Deadline September 5, http://www.sppl.org/artcontest
Five winners will be chosen. Their artwork will appear on the new library cards, and they will have their choice of a $100 gift card from either Micawber’s Books or Cossetta’s Italian Market and Pizzeria.
All of the details are on the art contest website: http://www.sppl.org/artcontest or pick up the application at any SPPL location.
Fill out the application form, provide your art on the second page, and turn in artwork and application to a SPPL staff person at any library location, or
Email your artwork and completed application to email@example.com. You can use the second page of the application or attach a separate file with your artwork.
Contest Rules and Information
Selection of the winning entrants will be at the discretion of the library judging panel. Winner’s name may be posted online or otherwise used in publicity materials.
Art (drawings, prints, photos, graphics, etc.) must be original creations and not infringe on copyright law.
An artist may submit more than one design.
The artist must live, work, or attend school in Saint Paul.
Artwork may be created in the space provided on the form or on an attached sheet of paper, or scanned and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also submit artwork in person at any Saint Paul Public Library.
File types and sizes: To be considered, artwork must have a minimum resolution of 300 dpi. Formats accepted include Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator (CS5 or lower), EPS, PDF, JPG, and TIF. Format size should not exceed 4 MB.
Artwork will be reduced to 2.125″ high by 2″ wide to fit on the front of standard library cards (credit card size) and will be reduced to 1.125″ high by 1.5″ wide for the key ring library cards.
Winners’ names will appear on the back of the library cards; winning artwork will be displayed at SPPL locations and in the Saint Paul Art Crawl October 10-12.
Winners will be selected and contacted in mid-September and will be publicly announced September 19.
See more at: http://www.sppl.org/artcontest
(Image from http://www.sppl.org/)