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Monday, July 2, 2012

City Paper Streetbox Art Contest

Posted By on Mon, Jul 2, 2012 at 1:46 PM

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Those black boxes that offer copies of CP to unsuspecting passersby seem to get the job done. But even we have to admit they're pretty plain. (Maybe you need a better figure to pull off basic black.)

So we're holding a contest to dress 'em up.

CP seeks 10 local artists to adorn a streetbox with original artwork. Participants' boxes will displayed throughout the city, and each artist will have a shot at a $500 readers'-favorite prize.

The deadline for submitting your proposal is midnight this Friday, July 7.

The complete rules for entry are here.

But here's gist. You mock up your proposal and submit it to us by July 7. Submissions must incoporate the CP sticker in its usual place and, unlike CP itself, must avoid offensive content. Among other restrictions, no copyrighted images are allowed.

Selected artists will be announced July 18. If you're among the 10 artists chosen, you'll receive a blank box and $150 for materials. The deadline for decorating the boxes is Sept. 28.

The boxes will be unveiled Oct. 16, at CP's annual Best of Pittsburgh party and then placed on the streets.

They'll also be featured in the Oct. 24 issue of the paper, when readers can begin voting online for their favorite. The readers' favorite will get $500. 

Questions? Contact promotions@steelcitymedia.com.

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