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Boston-based City Year hosts 1st crowd-sourced art competition

Posted by Matt Rocheleau  February 16, 2012 12:05 PM

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The following is a press release from City Year, an education-focused nonprofit based near where the Back Bay and South End meet:

City Year, an education-focused, nonprofit organization, announced this month that it will launch its first crowd-sourced art competition for its Founding Stories Book--a compilation of inspirational stories that reflect City Year’s unique culture.

The contest launches on February 1 and submissions will be accepted until March 15 at 11:59 PM EST. All individuals, including City Year employees, corps members, alumni, and students, are invited to submit original artwork inspired by any and all of the Founding Stories.

Artwork submitted will be uploaded to an online gallery where public voting will take place for a week. The top entries will then be submitted to a group of judges selected by City Year.

“We are thrilled to be hosting our first crowd-sourced art competition that will allow us to tap into the creative talent in our larger community and lead to a beautiful new edition of our Founding Stories book that will go on to inspire many more to help change the world,” said Andy Dean, Senior Creative Director at City Year.

Winners of the competition will have their artwork published in City Year’s Founding Stories Book and will receive a package of City Year promotional items and a special limited edition hardcover of the Founding Stories Book signed by CEO Michael Brown.

To enter the contest, individuals must scan or take a picture of the artwork and e-mail the file to cyphoto11@gmail.com. Visit www.artofidealism.com for full details.

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