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SNN: SmartArt Top 10

ArtPrize SmartArt Top 10 2018
School News Network

A $1,000 college scholarship from Consumers Energy will go to the top winner of this year’s SmartArt competition, a contest that stands for Students Making Art with a Renewable Theme. 

Watercolor wind turbines and pastel solar panels are some of the images and mediums used to create works of art with a renewal energy theme. They’re among the top ten finalists chosen in the sixth annual SmartArt competition. It’s a collaboration between Grand Rapids Public Schools, ArtPrize and Consumers Energy.

This year, nearly 50 entries were submitted by student artists. The top ten are now on display at the ArtPrize HUB. The works will be moved to the JW Marriot during year 10 of the international art competition which opens September 29th.

The top winner and the winner of the “people’s choice” online vote will be announced the next day. Along with the SmartArt competition,

ArtPrize is adding an Art Educator Award this year. You can registration for this opportunity through June 6 at artprize.org.

They also have transportation grants and free programs designed for schools during the 19 day event. Applications for both of those opportunities open August 16.

Joy Walczak reporting for School News Network.