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EXTENDED DEADLINE for MasterMind Awards: $4,000 in Art Contest Prizes

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New Times Broward-Palm Beach is excited to kick off our second-annual MasterMind awards. We're giving away $1,000 apiece to four local artists.

Fashion designers, filmmakers, visual artists, performance artists, tattoo artists, and more are invited to apply. We're especially interested in cutting-edge art and people who have helped foster a local art scene. Curators or other promoters of the arts are also encouraged to apply.

Alternately, individuals can nominate an artist whose work they admire. To be eligible, applicants must work, reside, or attend school in Broward or Palm Beach counties. (Miami peeps, do not fear -- our sister paper, Miami New Times, holds the same contest in January-February. You can enter that one!)

Winners will be chosen by a panel of experts and announced in November at our annual

Artopia event.

UPDATE: Due to a scheduling conflict, the Artopia event is being moved to January, 2011. Because of this shift, we are able to extend the deadline for submissions to November 1, 2010. Judges and the event date will be announced when confirmed. Check back!

To apply, please send us:

  • A short bio and/or description of the work.
  • A way to view the artwork. You can either submit a link to an artist's website (this is easiest); e-mail images to us; or send in actual artwork by snail mail (choose this method at your own risk; New Times is not responsible if artwork gets damaged or lost.)
  • Contact information -- phone number, e-mail

    address, home address.

Enter by email here, or by snail mail to:

New Times

Deirdra Funcheon, Asssociate Editor

Attn: MasterMinds Award Submission
16 NE Fourth Street, Suite 200

Fort Lauderdale FL 33301

The deadline is October 3. November 1.

Here are links to last year's winners. And a slideshow of last year's Artopia party.  

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