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Our Paper Box Design Contest Is Back!

That's right, artists -- last year's contest to paint our metal paper boxes was so much fun, we're doing it again! 

'But wait,' you say, 'I have no idea what you're talking about.' 

Well, you know how at some places Metro Pulse is distributed in boring racks, and in some places it's stored in boring black plastic boxes, but a few select locations have really cool metal boxes that look all funky? 

Well, those boxes were painted last summer by local artists. Now it's your turn. (Of course, if you painted a box last year, you're totally welcome to apply again. We love all of you!) And once again, the painted boxes will be on display at Boomsday and then our awesome readers will vote for their favorite online.

Here are all the details (and contest legalese):

July 10 Deadline: Paper Box Design Contest (Knoxville)

Metro Pulse is looking for artists to participate in its second annual Paper Box Design Contest in conjunction with Visit Knoxville and Boomsday. Up to 20 artists will be selected by supporting sponsors to paint a Metro Pulse Paper Box with a predetermined theme. (For example, the Knoxville 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 August 30th 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 each be the focus of a mini-feature. 

Artists will receive an allotment of art supplies to help complete the project. Boxes must be completed between August 1-27. All 20 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 sample artwork to Questions: 865-342-6070.

All you artists out there, this is your big chance -- to have millions of Metro Pulse readers (and lame, boring people walking by on the street but not reading Metro Pulse) see your work for a full year! Ok, maybe not millions, but you get the idea. So get to it! Time's a wasting already.

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