Youth Art Contest
Vet to Vet Tennessee (VTVT), Canvas Can Do Miracles (CCDM), & Monroe Area Council (MACA) for the Arts are pleased to present Operation Military Masterpiece, an art contest, a visual story that will honor America’s Veterans and the military branch they represent. Art can be used to convey a message of inspiration and creative thought. It essentially is a look from within providing a deeper understanding of the human condition.

VTVT, CCDM, and MACA invite artists to participate in this joint venture by responding to this competitive initiative and putting brush to their work. The contest elicits the artist to use their vision on the storied history of the American Military by presenting respectful artwork for one (or more) of the six respective branches of service. The artist is invited to produce a new Emblem for each Military Branch. Artists are asked to produce a work of art that expresses the valued traditions of or for each branch of service. A review of historical military art would offer a representative baseline for which the art may be properly inspired.

This contest is open to anyone who lives in Monroe County, Tennessee, or to any artist who is enrolled in “Canvas Can Do Miracles” Knoxville, Tennessee, and is 12 to 18 years old. Note: Youth artist cannot enroll in both Youth Art Contest. There will be Six Categories. Six (6) Emblem Designs one (1) for each Branch of Service: Army, Marine, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Space Force. Artist may enter all six categories. This is a family-friendly art show, any work deemed unsuitable will be rejected by the discretion of the Judges. Original 2D artworks will only be accepted (no reproductions or copies permitted). The artwork must be in the following dimension – 8.5 inches wide by 11 inches tall. Computer Graphics must be in 300dpi or higher in the same size 8.5 inches wide by 11 inches tall. The following media will be acceptable including color pencil; oil; watercolor; acrylic; pastel; graphite; ink; marker; charcoal; graphic digital design, and mixed media. The artwork must be in full color.
(NO PHOTOGRAPHY)

Winning Categories
Army Emblem-$200 Marine Emblem -$200 Navy Emblem -$200
Air Force Emblem -$200 Coast Guard Emblem -$200 Space Force Emblem -$200

The winning art submissions will then be framed and beautifully displayed inside the Robert “Bob” Hatley Veterans Service Center in Madisonville, Tennessee. There will be one winner for each military branch of service.
The winners will receive $200 each. The Monroe County Youth Art Contest winners will be announced by Monroe County Mayor Mitch Ingram at the Veteran’s Day Celebration on November 11th at the Veterans Service Center.

The Canvas Can Do Miracles Youth Art Contest winners will be announced on December 8th at the Veterans Service Center.

Delivering & Pickup of Artworks: All artworks to be hand delivered or shipped to the Veterans Service Center, 403 Tellico Street, Madisonville, TN 37354

Monroe County Youth Art Contest by October 25th– Monday-Friday 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM
Artwork will be judged November 3, 2021.

Canvas Can Do Miracles Youth Art Contest by November 26th -– Monday-Friday 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM
Artwork will be judged December 1, 2021.

Monroe Art Contest submitted artwork will need to be picked November 8th - November 12th 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Canvas Art Contest submitted artwork will need to be picked December 6th - December 10th 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
You can request your artwork to be shipped back to you at your expense. All shipping must be prepaid by the artist. For questions call 865-336-2624


Judges
The Judges will be 5 professionals with military and/or artistic backgrounds. The appointed judges will evaluate all submitted work. Artworks will be juried based on people, places, objects, stories, and various historical points of interest in Military History pertaining to each military branch category. The artists are encouraged to explore military history pertaining to the Military Branch Category they are entering.


All entries will be exhibited on the Vet to Vet Tennessee websites, CCDM & the MACA website that meet the Judges and the show's criteria, all artworks will have an Entry Label with artist's name, title, & medium. Contact information will be required for VTVT, CCDM & MACA’s use only to return the artworks and distribute prizes.

For the purpose of publicity, all artworks entered can be photographed and the images may be used on websites, social media and any promotional activities for this art show and any future materials. By submitting entries to this art contest, everyone will constitute acceptance of this release to Vet to Vet Tennessee.

The winners of this art contest will release artwork & all copyrights to Vet to Vet Tennessee.
By entering this contest, I agree to all terms.

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Please select the Military Branch Category. If you are submitting multiple entrees you must complete a new registration for each piece of art.
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For the purpose of publicity, all artworks entered can be photographed and the images may be used on websites, social media and any promotional activities for this art show and any future materials. By submitting entries to this art contest, everyone will constitute acceptance of this release to Vet to Vet Tennessee. The winners of this art contest will release artwork & all copyrights to Vet to Vet Tennessee. *
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NO ARTWORKS WILL BE ACCEPTED WITHOUT A COMPLETED & SIGNED ENTRY FORM & LABEL ATTACHED WITH EACH PIECE OF ART. Use the Emblem Circle Template provided for size reference of the Emblem. Please Print the forms and template at http://www.ommcontest.us/ and submit with your Masterpiece.
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