The LEAD Group’s Volcano Art Prize (2014) has a cash prize of $500!!

The LEAD Group’s Volcano Art Prize (VAP) is open this year for multiple entries from anyone anywhere in the world. Sponsored by a global environment group and health promotion charity, The LEAD Group Inc, entry to the prize is FREE for children and for adults in non-OECD countries, and only $10 per entry for everyone else.

Create an image that illustrates a lead-safety message and upload it at www.volcanoartprize.com/submitentry for your chance to win. The artwork can be created using any medium; painting, sculpture, printmaking, digital graphics; Photoshop etc., ceramics, collage, photography, or anything else that takes your fancy. Just scan it if it’s scannable, take a picture if it’s not, or simply save it if it’s a digital work, and head along to the website to upload it. It must be between 1MB and 3MB, rectangular and in landscape-orientation.

This year’s competition also invites very short films as entries – in AVI, MP4 or WMV format and less than 300MB – for the first time.

The competition has a number of prizes including a calendar/catalogue, accession into The LEAD Group’ Art Collection and a cash prize for the Peoples Choice to be decided by Facebook likes. Entries for the competition must be uploaded by Monday August 25, 2014 with a launch of the Art Prize Winners Catalogue / Lead Safe World Calendar 2015 during International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week of Action, Monday 20 to Sunday 26 October 2014.

President of The LEAD Group Elizabeth O’Brien explained the origin of VAP this way: “In our lead-safe future, the only source of lead in air, will be volcanoes.” According to the VAP Manager, artist Tony Lennon, “This is not just any art competition but an attempt to put art on the front line of social and political change in the world”.

Please forward through this post to anyone you think may be interested. We would love it if you could send it to any school contacts you may have so we can get kids involved with the competition again this year. Last year, every child who entered, won a prize!

There are 44 prizes in all: fabulous Pictureproducts mugs printed with your artwork for the top 30 entries; 13 positions in the Lead Safe World Calendar 2015 for the top 13 entries and $500 cash for the winner of the People’s Choice Prize. Please go to http://volcanoartprize.com/peoples-choice/ to “LIKE” your favourite entries. The entry with the most Facebook Likes, wins the People’s Choice Cash Prize and their entry appears on the front cover of the Lead Safe World Calendar 2016.

So get creating, creative people!

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