AIDS Outreach MT – Sexual Health Art Contest

 

This year, AIDS Outreach will launch its very first art contest, a competition for artists to submit their works based on the theme of Sexual Health.

Finalists will have their works exhibited on the walls of the updated AIDS Outreach Office in Bozeman MT. All other artwork will be auctioned off in a World AIDS Day charity fundraiser, December 4th. Sixty percent of the auction proceeds will be donated to the charity to support testing and support of populations in our community without access to financing. The Remaining 40% of the money raised will go to the artists. Additionally, the three winners overall will win prize money provided by our generous sponsors.

The AIDS Outreach Sexual Health Art Contest highlights that sexual health is the cornerstone of a healthy society. Our mission is to provide the tools necessary for at-risk individuals within our community to know their HIV status, to educate and reduce stigma regarding HIV and sexual health, as well as empower HIV-positive individuals to lead happy, healthy lives regardless of their status.

 

The Theme for AIDS Outreach MT’s Art Contest

The theme for this art contest is Sexual Health, encouraging artists to showcase their talents, ideas, and understanding of sexual health and the stigma surrounding it in an artistic piece. We are accepting a variety of mediums, including painting, photography, and digital art, sculpture, and ceramic.

Prizes

  • First Place – $275
  • Second Place – $125
  • Third Place – $50
  • All other pieces will be auctioned off with 40% of the proceeds going to the artist.

 

Contest & Art Piece Guidelines

No Pornography / Explicit Submissions – While subjective, please do not include generally graphic content. This includes depictions of explicit sex acts and genitalia.

Physical Copy of Piece Must Exist – We are accepting a variety of mediums, including painting, photography, ceramic, sculpture, and digital art. Please feel free to create your piece in any of these, but ensure a physical production or reproduction exists to be displayed in our office if won, or sold and delivered to generous buyers in the auction to follow. 

 

Submission Guidelines

Artists may submit only one entry. If you would like to produce a collection of some sort or multiple pieces that are permitted but will only be included in one entry as a whole.

Pieces must be physically transferred to the winners of the auction. Cost for shipping will be deducted from the 60% of the sale AIDS Outreach takes, the artist will receive their 40% in full.

Submission must be sent to info@aidsoutreachmt.org with the following:

  • Artwork, or photos of artwork
  • Artwork Name
  • Artwork Description (25-150 Words)
  • Medium
  • Dimensions
  • Year of Creation
  • Brief bio of you, the artist!

 

Deadlines

  • November 28th, 2021 – Deadline for submission
  • December 1st, 2021 – Announcement of Finalists (World AIDS Day)
  • December 4th, 2021 – Winners Announced, and Auction Begins
  • December 5th, 2021 at 10 pm – Auction Ends
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