$2,500 to the first place winner!
Yellow Cab is holding a contest to find a local college art student to design the mural for their building at 12 S. Armistead Avenue in historic Downtown Hampton, Virginia.
“We can’t wait to see the entries our local college art students submit to our mural contest,” said Judy Swystun, Vice-President of Yellow Cab of Hampton, in a press release. “We know their creativity will enhance and energize our community.”
More details from Yellow Cab:
The deadline for submissions is midnight on February 29, 2016. Yellow Cab will select up to 10 designs and post them on the project website from March 14 – March 20, where the public will be allowed to vote daily for their favorite mural.
On March 21 we’ll post the three designs which received the most votes to the project website. Yellow Cab will then choose a winner from the three finalists. A special event will be held on March 26, 2016, where we’ll award prizes to the finalists including $250 for 3rd place, $500 for 2nd place, and a grand prize of $2,500 to the winner!
Here are some details on eligibility:
Any U.S. resident over the age of 18 who is enrolled full time for the spring semester at a post-secondary school that has its primary location in Hampton Roads (Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, and Suffolk), and is enrolled in an art or graphic design course.
If this describes you, you owe it to yourself to apply.
This could be a next step in the evolution of what is being billed as an arts district in Hampton. According to Downtown Hampton:
This district will increase awareness and support of the arts and culture throughout Hampton, and will also stimulate economic development opportunities through various incentives. The incentives include reduction of certain permit fees, reduction of special event fees, and increased awards related to Economic Development Authority grant programs; these incentives are in addition to the incentive programs offered by the Downtown Hampton Development Partnership.
Notice there is no mention of murals; it’s great to see a private company pick up that slack.
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