Best Video student art contest announced, submissions due Mon., Nov. 5

Best Video Film & Cultural Center (BVFCC) announces a student art contest as part of the celebration of its third anniversary as a nonprofit organization and in conjunction with its Anniversary Open House & Fundraising Extravaganza. Winners in four age categories—Kindergarten to 3rd grade, 4th through 6th grade, 7th through 8th grade and grades 9-12—will receive a $100 prize thanks to a generous donation from SLC Nationwide.

The deadline for submitting artwork is 6 PM, Monday, Nov. 5, 2018.

All submissions must be on 8 ½”x11″ paper and deal with either a movie- or music-related theme. They can be in color or black and white. They can be drawings, paintings, collage or any other flat, two-dimensional medium.

The entries will be judged by a three-judge panel of prominent local artists: photographer (and Best Video founder) Hank Paper, sculptor Susan Clinard and painter William McCarthy.

Prizes will be $100 in each age category. The Grand Prize winner will be published as the centerfold of BVFCC’s Open House program book. The other three winners will also appear in the book.

The rest of the submissions will be on display at the gala on November 17. Originals will be on display if space is available. If there is not enough space, the submissions will be displayed via video.

BVFCC has been running the former Best Video as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization since November, 2015. The organization’s mission is to “bring film, music and people together.”