K – 12 Art and Writing Contest – RECEIVED by May 24

What the World Needs Now . . .

The Museum of Children’s Art (MOCHA) is seeking innovative thought, provocative art, and “out of the box” answers that respond to the question, What does the world need now?

Maybe you’ve imagined a simple act that can make a difference or even a global plan that requires the entire planet to participate.  Perhaps you have an outlandish invention you and your friends have been talking about.  We want to see your thoughtful ideas come to life through art!

A jury will award prizes to entries that display extreme creativity, clarity of thought, and excellence in visual and written presentation. You could see your work on the cover of a magazine or win a cash prize or scholarship.

All entires will be exhibited and YOU will be our honored guest at the Opening Night Gala at MOCHA on June 5, 2010.  Bring your family and friends and enjoy an evening of great art, food, fun projects and entertainment. Selected entries will be on display at MOCHA from June 6 – July 15 and will travel to subsequent exhibits at regional and global venues.

Competition Guidelines

Build and idea

*Focus on one topic. (Example:  animal extinction, hunger, homelessness, global warming, etc . . .) Research the cause of the problem & the way adults have tried to solve it.

*Brainstorm your own solution. Be imaginative, thoughtful or even silly. Believe that anything is possible!

Make Something

*Art may be of any media, including photography and digital art.  Crayons and paint are great, too!

*Three-dimensional art can be no larger than a 2″ cube.

*No electrical components will be allowed.

*Art must be original work not previously exhibited.

Write About it.

*Write about your solution for a better world in an artist statement of 200 words or less.  (typed or handwritten)

*Tell us:  What does the world need now?

*Describe your solution and any details that will enhance our understanding of your artwork.

Submission of Entries

*All Artwork must be accompanied by a written artist statement and an entry form, securely attached.

*Entries must be mailed or delivered to:  MOCHA, 538 9th St., Suite 210, Oakland, CA  94607.  Drop off hours are 10 am – 4 pm.


For more information see www.mocha.org


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