Over $15,000 in cash prizes at stake in Bridge Capital art contest

BRIDGE Capital LLC will award over $15,000 in cash prizes to the winners of its 8th annual art competition at the 37th Flame Tree Arts Festival which will be held from April 26 to 29, 2018 at the Civic Center in Susupe. 

In an interview, Bridge Capital chief operating officer Tucker Baldwin said the deadline for submission of entries is April 7, 2018. 

This year, he said, they introduced a new category: Community Award which allows people to vote for their favorite artwork. 

“The entries will be loaded online. People may go to to be able to view them. They can click on an artwork to vote on it. The one that gets the most votes will get a cash prize,” Baldwin said. 

As of Saturday, Bridge Capital had already accepted about 10 entries for the art contest. 

Baldwin said they are still waiting for all the entries to come in before posting them on the website.

“We are going to have them on display at the festival, too. People can come and see them.” 

At the festival, he said they will announce the winners in the following categories: 

Painting – $1,500 (first prize); $1,000 (second prize)

Photography – $1,500 (first prize); $1,000 (second prize)

Woodcarving and mixed media – $1,500 (first prize); $1,000 (second prize)

Students or 12-and-above amateur artists – $1,500 (first prize); $1,000 (second prize)

11-and-under – $750 (first prize); $500 (second prize)

Governor’s Choice Award – $1,000

Best of Show – $2,500

Community Award – $500

Source: Marianas Variety :

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