PIMA COUNTY, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Interested in helping tackle graffiti? Pima County is offering young artists (ages 9 to 18) just that chance, with the Taking Action Against Graffiti (TAAG) Program and its annual poster contest.
The contest kicked off Friday, Sept. 2 with the deadline for entries at 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30.
Posters should convey an anti-graffiti message, with the winning poster being distributed to public libraries, schools, and community events across Pima County.
Here are the following guidelines for the contest:
- Only one art work can be submitted per person.
- Artwork can be realistic or abstract and must be suitable for all audiences and contain no obscenities or profanity.
- Submitted art work will not be returned.
- The submitted art work will be judged on its creativity, originality, visual impact and communication of the effect graffiti has on the community.
All entries will be reviewed by a four member committed of Pima County staff members, and one finalist will be chosen from each of five age groups - (9-10; 11-12; 13-14; 15-16; 17-18). A three member panel of community leaders will then choose the winner from the five finalists.
If a finalist cannot be chosen from each age group, five finalists will be selected from all entries received.
The winning artist will receive a $100 gift card and the design will be used on TAAG posters. The four runners-up will receive a $25 gift card.
For more information and contest rules click here, or by calling Shara Cañez at (520)724-6327 or via email at Shara.Canez@pima.gov.