April 16, 2019 @ 5:00 am – 11:45 pm
Circus Circus
500 N. Sierra St. Reno

ENTRY PERIOD:Entry period to be selected for the contest begins at 12:00 a.m. March 20, 2019 and ends at 12:00 a.m on April 30, 2019 (the “Promotion Period”). Sierra Arts Foundation computer is the official time-keeping device for the contest. If you are selected, the completion phase of the Contest will occur July 12 – July 14, 2019.

HOW TO ENTER: Each individual may submit no more than two (2) concepts. Each concept submitted need not be fully completed work, but should illustrate clearly to the selection committee what your finished piece would look like. Each entrant is required to provide name, address, contact information and a biography or artist statement. You need to provide three (3) samples of your past work along with up to two (2) concepts. The entry should be submitted electronically using to Alternatively, it may be mailed to the attention of Maria Partridge, Sierra Arts Foundation 17 S. Virginia St. Ste. 120 Reno, NV 89501. You are responsible for delivery of your entry package within the entry period.

PROPOSED NAME GUIDELINES: The proposed concepts must be original and entry may not contain material that violates or infringes any third party’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity, or intellectual property. The entry must not contain or be confusingly similar to any third party’s product names, brand names, or trademarks. The entry must not contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene, hateful, tortuous, defamatory, or libelous. The entry must not contain material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred, or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age. The entry must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of the laws or regulations in any state where the entry is created. Sponsor is not responsible for late, lost, mis-directed, or invalid entries. Once you submit your entry, you will be officially entered into the Contest. Entries cannot be revised or altered once submitted. Once submitted, all submitted components become the property of the Sponsor. Automated means of entry and entries by any means which subvert the entry process are prohibited and all such entries will be void.

PRIZE: Grand prize for the winning entry is Three Thousand Dollars ($3,000.00), and a certificate of recognition. Second Place will receive Two Thousand Dollars ($2,000.00) and Third Place will receive One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00). The total value of all prizes is Six Thousand Dollars ($6,000.00). A certificate will be awarded for People’s Choice Award.

ODDS: The odds of winning the prize depend on the number of entries to the Contest.

INITIAL SELECTION: After close of the Entry Period, a panel of judges consisting of art leaders, members of the Artown Board, and members of select Downtown Reno businesses, including Sponsor (“Committee”), will review the concepts and select up to seven (7) Artists to compete for the prizes totaling $6,000.00. Selection of the seven Artists is in the sole and absolute discretion of the Committee. If you are selected, you will be requested to paint a mural nineteen feet seven inches (19’7”) wide by fourteen feet (14’) tall on an area of Sponsor’s building as selected by Sponsor. You shall be required to provide all materials, supplies and tools including ladder, scaffold or lift to enable you to paint the mural on the building. All muralists will be provided a hotel room for 3 nights, a $750.00 stipend for materials, and $50.00 per day in food credits to use during the competition.

WINNER NOTIFICATION AND ACCEPTANCE: There will be three (3) winners. The winners will be notified in person at the mural location on Virginia Street in Reno, Nevada at 11:00 am on July 14, 2019, or through contact information the contestant provides to Sponsor. The winning mural will be chosen by the same method as used to select the Artists painting the murals in the sole and absolute discretion of the committee. Prize ribbons for the three winning murals and People’s Choice award will be posted on each mural for the duration of the day. Permanent plaques will be posted on each winning mural through June, 2020.

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