Remember those blue, metal newspaper boxes we used to have around town before we went all plastic? They were pretty cool, but after around 20 years of sun and rain, they got pretty beat up. We still held onto them--and now we're going to refurbish some of them with the help of local artists who will be able to repaint them in their own visual style. Readers will then vote on their favorites, and the winners will receive much favorable publicity.
Want to apply for consideration? Here's the official announcement:
Metro Pulse is looking for artists to participate in a new Paper Box Design Contest in conjunction with Visit Knoxville and Boomsday. Up to 12 artists will be selected by supporting sponsors to each paint a Metro Pulse paper box with a predetermined theme. (For example, a zoo could have a theme of "giraffes.") A sticker denoting the supporting sponsor's name and a link to information about the sponsor and the artist will be supplied and placed on each box.
Finished boxes will be on display during Boomsday on September 1st and will appear in the paper each week through September. Metro Pulse readers will vote on their favorite box throughout the month of September. The winning artist will be featured in an upcoming story in Metro Pulse. Two runner-up artists will be the focus of a mini feature each.
Artists will receive an allotment of art supplies to help complete the project. Boxes must be completed between August 1st and August 29th. All 12 boxes will be displayed throughout the city in high-traffic locations for the next year and used for distribution of Metro Pulse newspapers.
If you are interested in being considered for participation, please submit contact info and digital artwork to firstname.lastname@example.org.