Pima County anti-graffiti poster contest begins

Pima County anti-graffiti poster contest begins

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.

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