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Hope for Hoptown Art Contest

The City of Hopkinsville and Pennyroyal Arts Council are pleased to announce Hope for Hoptown: Art to Unite & Inspire, an online art competition that is now accepting submissions. Amateur and professional artists aged 18 and older living in the greater Hopkinsville - Christian County area are encouraged to participate in this free online competition.

We are asking artists of all kinds to create work based around what gives them hope and inspiration during this historical time. Entries will be judged within three categories: written word, visual art and original music. A local panel of judges will be assigned to each category with local gift cards being awarded to the top three works in each category. A #hopeforhoptown fan-favorite will also be selected based on community voting available through our website.

Competition entries may be submitted through May 31, 2020 and the winners will be announced online the week of June 15, 2020.

What gives you hope and inspiration during this historical time? Create work that is inspirational, encouraging, and appropriate for all ages. Free from profanity and negative interpretations of the theme to promote positivity and hope for our community during this difficult time through your preferred art form.

Call for Entry Requirements:

  • All participants must be 18 or older and live in the greater Hopkinsville area. Submissions must be new work, created from March 2020 on, that hasn’t been submitted to other competitions. Each participant may only submit one entry.
  • Images of your work (photography, drawings, painting) must be submitted in the following format: JPG, 72dpi, no larger than 2000 pixels on the longest side.
  • Audio files must be submitted in the following format: MP3 format and no longer than 3 minutes in length.
  • Video files must be submitted in the following format: MOV or MP4 and no longer than 3 minutes.
  • Written submissions must be in PDF format no more than 3 pages in length.
  • Please save and submit your file as follows: Lastname_Firstname_TitleofWork.jpg  Ex:Smith_Jane_Hopetown.jpg (or .mp3 or .pdf)