Deadline for Submissions: Friday, May 29
The Walker Art Center Teen Arts Council (WACTAC) is looking for young photographers (ages 13 – 19) to participate in a photo contest examining the many faces of the Twin Cities and surrounding suburbs. One photographer will be awarded Top Prize by WACTAC. Top prize will receive a $1500 gift card and 25 runners up will receive $25 gift cards from Best Buy.
- Email your submission(s), name, age, phone number, and email address to WACTACPhotoContest@gmail.com
- No more than 5 photos will be accepted per photographer.
- Submissions must be titled by last name (example: smith_1.jpg).
- Images should be saved in JPG format, at a high level of quality, 72 dpi, no more than eleven inches (or 792 pixels) along the image’s longest dimension.
- Top Prize: One photographer will be awarded a $1500 @15 Scholarship.
- Finalist Prize: 5 photographers will each receive a $100 Best Buy Gift Card.
- Runner Ups: 15 photographers will each receive a $25 Best Buy Gift Card.
- Top Prize and Runner Ups will be selected by the Walker Art Center Teen Arts Council (WACTAC) based on three equally weighted categories – technical quality, originality, and overall strength of portfolio.
- Photographers must be 13-19 years old.
- Submissions must prominently feature faces of people who reflect the diversity found in the Twin Cities.
- All photos submitted by Friday, May 8 will be displayed during Northeast Minneapolis’ Art-A-Whirl from Friday, May 15, 6 PM through Sunday, May 17, 5 PM at the California Building (2205 California Building, Minneapolis).
- All photos submitted by Friday, May 29 will be featured in a scrolling projection at the Minneapolis MOSAIC Kick Off Event on Saturday, June 6, from 6 – 10pm on 8th Street between Hennepin Avenue and First Avenue in downtown Minneapolis.
- By submitting photos to the WACTAC @15 Photo Contest, the photographer warrants that he/she has control of and/or has obtained the rights to exhibit the photo(s), the photo(s) do not infringe upon copyright or licenses held by any other artist, estate, publisher or other entity; the photographer will be responsible for any charges or legal action brought by the exhibition of the photo(s) or the infringement of any rights held by others and will hold the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis MOSAIC, and mnartists.org harmless against such claims.
FRIDAY, MAY 15, 6 PM through SATURDAY, MAY 16, 6 PM (Closing Party at 8 PM) ART-A-WHIRL WEEKEND! Location: California Building, 2205 California St. NE, Minneapolis Browse the schedule below to scope out which artists you most want to work with, or just show up and stay for the whole 24 hours! Drop us an email at email@example.com if you want to participate in this 24 hour event featuring bands and activities led by local artists. Grandmaster Schedule of Events Friday, May 15 6 – 9 PM: BRETT & ERIN SMITH, Sister & Brother Design Duo As the artists behind [...]
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What’s new with WACTAC Alumni? Let me tell you…
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Allow me to fill you in really quick on the best kept secret in the cyber world- for all you stingy students who haven’t bought a cd since Linkin Park’s The Hybrid Theory, or those of you who just need new music. The appropriately named “Hype Machine” (www.hypem.com) allows you to search every blog on the internet for music posts and see which songs are getting the most attention. From Britney Spears to Nujabes, no matter how obscure the artist or the remix or the mash up or the pish posh (new slang I just made up), the hypemachine will [...]
On April 2nd, I went to the Lagoon to see a restored print of Federico Fellini’s 1974 film “Amarcord.” Here’s a preview (or review) of the film: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kT1fCCGWki0[/youtube] I bought the movie last christmas from Cheapo for a solid 40 bucks, but it was so worth it. Unfortunately, April 2nd was the last day to see it on the big screen, but there’s a big tour going around the country right now for any “Fellini-Heads” out there.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LK90lJCHlV4&feature=player_embedded[/youtube] Cool video lifted from Wooster Collective. An animation made using only clipart.