Holiday Bazaar Contest

It’s Back!


The 2nd Annual Holiday Bazaar Student Art Contest

This year’s Holiday Bazaar will be here before you know it! Once again, we’re selecting one piece of student artwork to promote the event. The winning entry’s image will be featured on posters, advertisements, the large MCA banner at the entrance to the park on Poplar, event signage, and maybe even merchandise and in the press! In addition to all this exposure of your work and representing your school, the winning artist will receive a $200 gift card!

Here are the submission rules:

  • Each entrant must be a current student enrolled in a degree-seeking program at MCA.
  • Submissions must somehow represent this year’s theme: “All Wrapped Up.”
  • Work must be submitted on or before Wednesday, Sept. 25, by 4 p.m. to Carrie Corbett (her office is #104 in Rust Hall, across from the President’s office). She will accept work between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • You must be able to leave your work in Carrie’s office until judging is over (probably a week or less after the deadline). You must pick up your work when notified.
  • You must fill out a submission form when dropping off your work.
  • Work of any medium will be accepted, 2D or 3D.* Multiple entries will be accepted.
  • By submitting your work—and in the event that you win the competition—you are agreeing to let MCA use your work, in whole or in part, in any medium in order to promote the Holiday Bazaar. Your work may be edited for promotional purposes, but don’t worry: we want to feature your work—that’s the whole point!
  • The work will be judged by a local design firm and members of the administration and/or faculty. MCA reserves the right to choose no winner and award no prize.

And a few tips:

  • *You are welcome to submit either 2D or 3D work, but remember that the artwork will primarily be used in 2D media (newspaper, signage, web, etc.). If your 3D piece is selected, it will be photographed for promotional use.
  • Keep in mind that the winning artwork will be used for advertising and promoting MCA’s largest event all year. Be as creative and unexpected as you want, but think about how your work will be used. How will it look on a poster? On a banner on Poplar Avenue?
  • Don’t design an ad. We’re looking for work that can stand on its own. Our design firm will create the advertising based around your artwork.
  • You don’t have to interpret the theme (“All Wrapped Up”) literally—though you certainly may if the inspiration moves you to. This is an exciting, upbeat event, so have fun with your submission!

Any questions?

Contact Carrie Corbett at Good luck!


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