HeART & Home Art Contest Submission Form
We are celebrating Fair Housing Month with a new Art Contest!

The HeART & Home theme is “WHAT DOES A DIVERSE, INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY LOOK LIKE TO YOU?” and the contest is open to all Vermonters in three age divisions: child, teen, and adult. The deadline is midnight, April 15, 2019.

Original artwork may be in any format: painting, drawing, collage, fiber art, photography, comic art, sculpture, etc. The art must be photographed or scanned and submitted electronically using this form. (Original artwork accompanied by a printed submission form also will be accepted at the Fair Housing Project, CVOEO, 255 South Champlain St., in Burlington.)

*PRIZES FOR THE FIRST- AND SECOND-PLACE WINNERS OF EACH DIVISION!*

The winning art will also be featured in a statewide Fair Housing public service campaign.

The contest is sponsored by the Fair Housing Project of the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity, with the support of students in the UVM Community Development & Applied Economics Public Communication Capstone class.

If you have any questions or need help submitting your artwork, please contact Fair Housing Project Education & Outreach Coordinator Jess Hyman at jhyman@cvoeo.org or 802-660-3456 x 110.

Contest Rules
The following are rules for entering the CVOEO Fair Housing Project’s HeART & Home Art Contest. Please read and review the rules carefully. Submissions that do not follow the guidelines will not be eligible for entry.

Download the Contest Rules here: http://tinyurl.com/FairHousingArtContest. If you have questions regarding the competition, please contact us at 802-660-3456 x 110.

CONTEST THEME: The HeART & Home Art Contest promotes and celebrates Fair Housing Month. The prompt for this contest is “What does a diverse, inclusive community look like to you?” Bonus points will be awarded to submissions that include concepts of home and/or housing.

ELIGIBILITY: The contest is divided into three age categories:12 and under, 13 to 17, and 18 and older.

CONTEST DEADLINE: The HeART & Home Art Contest closes at midnight, April 15, 2019. Winners will be announced April 28.

SUBMISSION CRITERIA:

- Artwork must be submitted electronically.*
- Artists may photograph or scan any type of artwork (drawings, paintings, collages, cartoon art, fabric art, etc.). Do not submit images that contain watermarks or are framed.
- Image files must be JPG format at a minimum 600 dpi (submissions that don’t meet the minimum requirements for image quality will not be judged).
- Submissions must be original work created by the artist who entered the contest.
- Limit 1 submission per contestant.
- Artists must also provide a brief description interpreting the submitted artwork (350 word maximum).
- The submission deadline is midnight April 1, 2019.

*Original artwork accompanied by a printed submission form also will be accepted at Fair Housing Project, CVOEO, 255 South Champlain St., in Burlington.

PRIZES: Each of the age categories will have prizes for the first- and second-place winners.

Ages 12 and under:
1st place: Art supplies kit ($35 worth of materials)
2nd place: Art supplies kit ($25 worth of materials)

Ages 13 to 17
1st place: $75 Visa gift card
2nd place: $50 Visa gift card

Ages 18 and older
1st place: $75 Visa gift card
2nd place: $50 Visa gift card

JUDGING CRITERIA: Each submission will be judged by a team of artists and project partners. They will be evaluated based on the connection to the theme (What does a diverse, inclusive community look like to you?), creativity and originality, and bonus points will be awarded to submissions that include concepts of home and/or housing.

USE OF ART: All submissions will be shared with the public through social media. The winning art will also be featured in a statewide Fair Housing public service campaign.

Submission Form
First Name *
Last Name *
Place of Residence (City, State) *
Email Address *
Phone Number *
Age Division *
If younger than 18, list a parent/guardian name, Email address, and phone number:
Please write a short description of how your artwork is connected to the theme of diverse, inclusive community. Maximum 350 words (2,000 characters, including spaces) *
Artist Waiver
I attest that the art in the file attached to this submission form is my own work. I understand that this artwork, along with my name and town, may be shared publicly on the Thriving Communities and CVOEO websites and social media for non-commercial purpose. I also understand that, if chosen as a winner, this artwork may be used in a statewide Fair Housing public awareness campaign. I recognize that CVOEO reserves the right not to use my artwork. In the event that my artwork is selected to be a first- or second-place winner, I accept that I will need to submit a form with my name and address to receive my prize.
Please read the above Artist Waiver and indicate your agreement: *
Please upload your art here. (High resolution JPG, 600+dpi; 10MB maximum file size) *
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Click "Submit" below to complete your entry. Learn more about the Fair Housing Project and Fair Housing Month activities here: http://www.thrivingcommunitiesvt.org/fair-housing-month/
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