Art Contest

Deadline: March 31, 2020

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO: APRIL 14, 2020

*Open to youth ages 14 to 24 in Santa Clara County*

If you've watched or listened to our "Stories of Hope," you'll know that art played a huge role in the recovery processes of the youth featured in the videos. Art helps us understand how we're feeling and gives us a way to express ourselves when words don't cut it. Art, although objective, can have an big impact on others as well; it allows us to connect with one another over shared feelings and gives us hope through interpretation. It's now your turn to share how you feel about mental health and mental illness.

 

We want you to create a 2D, 3D or 4D piece of art that expresses your thoughts/feelings/perceptions on the following phrase:

THIS IS MENTAL ILLNESS.

This prompt is broad on purpose. Mental illness can mean so many different things, but we want to know, from your perspective, what mental illness looks, feels, or sounds like. 

How to enter:

1. Fill out our interest form by clicking HERE.

 

2. Using the prompt above, make a piece of 2D, 3D or 4D art:

                                            

  • 2D: Artwork made on a flat surface. May include drawings, paintings or murals, prints, canvas, or mixed media. 
     

  • 3D: Art that is three dimensional -- this includes ceramics, sculptures or installations, glass, metal, etc.
     

  • 4D: Art made with technology including videos, graphic design images, digital photography, etc.

3. Once your masterpiece is complete, admire it in all its glory!

4. Take a high-quality photo of your artwork.

5. Submit a high resolution .jpg or .png photo of your artwork to tbh.today@gmail.com.

  • The photo must be between 1000 and 2000 pixels and have a resolution of 300 dpi

  • Artwork should be photographed against a blank background (if your medium requires a background).

  • 4D pieces can be uploaded to Youtube, Vimeo, or Google Drive -- only a link needs to be sent to the gmail.

  • Include the following information in your email:

    • Your full name​

    • Best method of contact

    • Your school (if applicable)

    • A short statement (1-3 sentences) about your piece and how you responded to the prompt with this piece of art.

PRIZES

Winners will be selected by an impartial panel of judges! Follow along on Instagram (@tobehonest.today) as we post submissions and reveal the Top 36 pieces and then the final Top 9! The four youth/artists who participated in the "Stories of Hope" series in our campaign will each pick their top 3 pieces from each category based on a set of criteria including originality, creativity, and relevance to the theme. From there, we'll have local artist, Jarold Cadion (@jaroldcadionart), pick the top 3 pieces from each category based on the same criteria. Follow along on Instagram (@tobehonest.today) as we share your artwork and release the winners!

Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 entries in EACH category (2D, 3D, 4D):

2D & 3D winners will receive the following:

1st Place: $300 BLICK Gift Card

2nd Place: $200 BLICK Gift Card

3rd Place: $100 BLICK Gift Card

4D winners will receive the following:

1st Place: $300 B&H Photo Video Gift Card

2nd Place: $200 B&H Photo Video Gift Card

3rd Place: $100 B&H Photo Video Gift Card
 

In addition to the prizes, the winners will see their artwork displayed on the To Be Honest website as well as promoted through our social media channels. Art may also appear on future To Be Honest swag including stickers, pins and posters!
 

NOTE: Participants may enter as a group or as an individual artist. However, please keep in mind that if you enter as a group, there is only one prize available at each prize level (i.e. if a group of 5 enters a category and wins second place, only one
$200 Gift Card will be awarded to the group).


 

HELP PROMOTE THE ART CONTEST!

Click the image below to download the PDF 11"x17" poster!

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Click the image below to download the PDF to be used on social media!

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To Be Honest:   438 N White Rd  San Jose, CA 95127   Tel. (408) 254 - 6828   Email: tbh.today@gmail.com