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Voting rules change in art competition held in Michigan


An international art competition in western Michigan has announced that it's changing its voting structure as it gears up for its ninth year.

ArtPrize held its annual Premiere Event on Thursday to prepare for ArtPrize Nine's Sept. 20 kickoff.

Jaenell Woods, the organization's communications manager, says voting is done in two rounds.

The first narrows the entries down to 20 chosen by the public and 20 by an expert jury.

ArtPrize announced at the Premiere the second round's rules will change, removing the distinction between the public's choices and the jury's choices.

This means the 20 from each finalist group will compete with each other in one pool rather than two.

Exhibition manager Katie Moore says the change is meant to open more dialogue between the public and the jury.