Premise: Artists will spend the day outside in Fountain Square creating a work of art from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. At 3 p.m. the artwork will be submitted for judging by a panel of experts.
Media: Any media, two-or three-dimensional. Artists must bring their own supplies.
Subject: No restrictions other than it must be appropriate for public presentation; Masterpiece in a Day is a family-friendly event.
Prizes: Judges will select three award recipients, 1st place receives $1,000, 2nd place is awarded $500.00 and 3rd place receives $200.00.
Entry: All entrants must sign in the day of the competition. Work must be completed in Fountain Square between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., and must be submitted no later than 3:30 p.m. All artists must transport their work to the judging site.
Judging: Winners will be selected by a panel of three judges. Additionally, judges will choose 25 works to be included in a show of Masterpiece in a Day participants.
Display: Winning entries will be placed on public display – location TBD. Fountain Square Arts Council will photograph and publish all works selected, and retains the right to display or sell copies of these works, and to use them for promotional purposes. Proceeds from the sale will fund subsequent years’ Masterpiece in a Day activities.
9:00 am-11:00 am, Art Competition Check-In and Registration at Wheeler Arts Community, 1035 Sanders Street, 46203
9:00 Art Competition Begins
3:00 Art Competition Ends
6:00 Awards Ceremony
Premise: Writers will spend the day outside in Fountain Square creating a
work of prose from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. At 3 p.m. the writing will be submitted for
judging by a panel of experts.
Theme & Subject: The theme for this year’s contest is “Chance
Encounters.” On the morning of the show, three elements (see list below) will
be chosen at random. Writers must embrace and incorporate these three elements
into their prose. Part of the judging process will look at how much
significance the elements play in the piece. Someone who merely mentions an
element in passing will receive a lower score than someone who makes the element
an integral part of their piece. This is a family-friendly event; subject
matter must be appropriate for public presentation.
Prizes: Three awards will be given. 1st prize will be $300, 2nd prize will be $150, and 3rd prize will be $50.
Entry: Entries must be limited to less than 1000 words. Computers/printers
will be available (901 Shelby Street), but writers are encouraged to bring
their own laptops if possible. All work must be revised into legible typed
form. Writing must be completed during the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. in the
Fountain Square area. Writers must submit their completed work before 3:00 p.m.
More formatting information will be provided on the day of the show.
Judging: Writers will be judged on uniqueness of subject
matter, general quality of writing, and incorporation of the chance elements. Names will not appear on contestant’s poems and prose so as to assure
objectivity by the judges.
Chance Encounters: At 9 AM, three narrative elements will be chosen at
random from the following list (one element from each category):
A piece of chalk
A pen pal
Display: A collection of the pieces will be assembled and displayed along
with the winners of the Masterpiece in a Day Art Competition. Fountain Square
Arts Council retains the right to display and sell copies of these works, and
to use them for promotional purposes. Proceeds from the sale will fund
subsequent years’ Masterpiece in a Day activities.