March 31, 2004

Wayne State University announces the Detroit African American History Project's Annual Art Contest

WHAT: Detroit African American History Project (DAAHP) Art contest

WHEN: Final submissions, Friday, April 30, 2004, 4 p.m.

WHERE: C&IT Building located at 77 West Canfield, Detroit, MI 48201

MORE INFO: The Detroit African American History Project (DAAHP) is a growing Web site designed to provide students at all levels with insights and facts regarding the rich history of Detroit's African American community. The site uses multimedia techniques to display images, video and text regarding this history information to the end-user.

RULES: Artwork must be of an event depiction, portrait or an historical landmark involving the history of African Americans and the city of Detroit. Any media may be used (paint, pencil, charcoal, electronic media, etc.). All illustrations must be treated to avoid damage. Paint must be dry. Charcoal and pencil drawings must be protected to avoid smudging using clear Mylar between matting and illustrations. Artwork must be submitted in a flat format, i.e., paper, board, canvas, etc. Image size must be 11" x 13" with a maximum 3" mat. Only one submission per entrant is permitted. Students retain ownership of artwork. Printed label on back of art must contain:

1) Entrant's name
2) Age
3) Address
4) Phone number
5) Instructor's name and phone number
6) School name and address
7) Enrollment grade

ELIGIBILITY: Entrant must be a high school student enrolled in a Detroit Public High School for the September 2003 - June 2004 school year.

JUDGING: Artworks are judged on originality, technical rendition and overall aesthetics. Winners will be announced at an award ceremony to be held in May 2004.

AWARDS: First Prize = $500.00 Second Prize = $350.00 Third Prize = $150.00. Seventeen honorable mention awards. Students grant DAAHP the right to post artwork on the DAAHP Web site indefinitely, and/or in any promotional material regarding DAAHP and to use said artwork in the DAAHP Art exhibit, which will be on display from May 7 until May 31, 2004 at the main branch of the Detroit Public Library.

SPONSORS: Wayne State University's College of Urban, Labor and Metropolitan Affairs (CULMA) and Computing and Information Technology (C&IT).

PROJECT DIRECTORS: Darryl G. Shreve, WSU, Producer/Director, Education Technology Services-C&IT and Louis Jones, WSU, Archivist III, Walter P. Reuther Library.


Darryll Grice
Phone: (248) 547-9370

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