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Hawaii Meth Project Announces Call to Artists

January 6, 2016, 12:08 PM HST
* Updated January 6, 12:09 PM
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First-place contest winner 2014, grades 10 to 12—Nicole Jane Tagalicud. Image credit: Hawaii Meth Project

First-place contest winner 2014, grades 10 to 12—Nicole Jane Tagalicud. Image credit: Hawaii Meth Project

The Hawaii Meth Project is accepting submissions for its 2016 “Break the Ice” Art Contest, a statewide initiative aimed at communicating the risks of methamphetamine through art, while empowering the state’s youth to share the organization’s “Not Even Once” message.

Hawai‘i students in grades seven through 12 are eligible to enter until Friday, Feb. 12 at 5 p.m.

Entrants may upload a photo or scan of their original artwork.

As direct inspiration for their artwork, prospective entrants are asked to visit HawaiiMethProject.org or MethProject.org to explore the interactive facts, videos, animations, information from experts and personal stories.

First-place contest winner 2014, grades 7 to 9—Leanza Toves. Image credit: Hawaii Meth Project

First-place contest winner 2014, grades 7 to 9—Leanza Toves. Image credit: Hawaii Meth Project

Using these tools, teens can create a visual work of traditional or digital art, incorporating a clear anti-meth theme with the goal of influencing how people across the state view this dangerous drug.

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Contest Categories

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• Traditional and digital art (the top entries in two divisions—grades 7 to 9 and 10 to 12—will receive prizes totaling up to $300)
• Sticker design incorporating the “Not Even Once” slogan (winner will receive a prize totaling up to $100; the winner may also have his or her winning sticker printed and distributed statewide through Hawaii Meth Project outreach efforts)

Submissions will be evaluated on how well the artist portrayed his or her meth prevention message, as well as for its artistic merit and creativity. Contest winners will be announced in March.

In addition, there will be a People’s Choice Award with $100 going to the entry that receives the most “likes” on the “Break the Ice” Art Contest webpage. The People’s Choice Award voting period runs from Feb. 16 through March 1.

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Entries must be wholly original, unpublished artwork and cannot incorporate or include anything that would violate copyright, trademark law, etc., of any third party. Specific rules and guidelines for the contest along with samples from previous years can be found online.

The Hawaii Meth Project is a nonprofit organization that implements large-scale, research-based campaigns and community action programs to reduce methamphetamine use in the state. Central to its integrated campaigns is MethProject.org—a definitive source for information about Meth for teens.

The Hawaii Meth Project is affiliated with The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, a national nonprofit organization working to help families solve the problem of teen substance abuse. For more information, visit HawaiiMethProject.org.

 

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