Thank you for all the participants who applied. Winners will be announced on September 1st, 2023.
Thank you to everyone who applied. Please be on the lookout for the winner(s) on September 1st, 2023!
With the WAKPA Triennial Art Festival just around the corner, HmongTown Marketplace is hosting a Story Cloth Contest. We have partnered with Public Art Saint Paul to exhibit HOTTEA’s masterful artwork in our food court this summer. Please make sure to stop by and witness one of the many amazing pieces that is part of the WAKPA Triennial Art Festival.
What is a Hmong story cloth? A Hmong story cloth is traditionally a handmade quilt depicting the stories of their individual journeys and legends. It is a form of communication and a way to pass their history onto future generations. Story cloths typically take the shape of a square, vertical rectangle or horizontal rectangle. The borders are decorated with a triangular design. From the top left corner all the way down to the bottom right corner, the needlework threads a family’s course through happy times and hardships.
With the WAKPA Triennial Art Festival’s theme being Network of Mutuality, we would like to invite you to connect to our culture by sharing your family’s journey with us- Hmong story cloth style. Let us know for a chance to win a $200.00 VISA gift card!
Are you ready to tell your story? HmongTown Marketplace invites you to connect to our culture by participating in our story cloth contest. Illustrate your family's history onto a story cloth and include a 500 word maximum essay explaining the journey.
There are 2 age groups winners:
Children: 10-17 (Prize: $200.00 VISA gift card)
Adult: 18+ (Prize: $200.00 VISA gift card)
-Saturday, June 24, 2023 9:00AM: First day of art contest
-Thursday, August 24, 2023 11:59PM: Last day to submit artwork and essay
-Friday, August 25, 2023 - Thursday, August 31, 2023: Judging period
-Thursday, August 31, 2023: Winners will be notified
-Friday, September 1, 2023: Winners will be announced on Social Media
-Monday, September 4, 2023: Winners' Artwork and Essays Displayed at HmongTown Marketplace alongside HOTTEA's artwork
-HmongTown Marketplace Management Team
-Public Art Saint Paul Representative - Karis Thompson
-WAKPA Triennial Art Festival "Kismet" Artist - HOTTEA
Contest Guidelines and Rules:
-The contest will be held from June 24th-August 24th 2023.
-Must be a resident of Minnesota and be able to claim prize in person.
-There are 2 age group winners:
-Participants must submit a story cloth (drawing, digital art) along with a 500 word maximum essay explaining the art. NO AI drawings allowed and artwork must be original and made by the participant.
-The dimension of the artwork can be any size square or rectangle (vertical or horizontal) but it must not exceed 24 x 24 inches.
-Participants are allowed to create their own bordered story cloth for the artwork or use the one we have already created. Story cloth template can on the online application. Save the template and edit as desired on your preferred platform.
-Only 1 artwork per participant.
-Artwork and essay must be submitted via Google Form or physically turned in to HmongTown Marketplace office. Application can be found on our website https://hmongtownmarketplace.com/my-story-cloth-contest or at HmongTown Marketplace. Digital artwork submission must have a minimum resolution of 300 dpi.
-All artwork and essay must be submitted in person by 5:00pm or online by 11:59pm on August 24th, 2023.
-Each winner will receive a $200.00 VISA Gift Card.
-Winners will be notified via phone call and/or email on August 31, 2023, and formally announced on social media on September 1, 2023. Winners must come pick up VISA gift card at HmongTown Marketplace.
-Winners of My Story Cloth contest will have their artwork and essay displayed in HmongTown Marketplace’s Food Court alongside HOTTEA’s artwork.
-HmongTown Marketplace reserves the right to disqualify any participant who is deemed to not conform to guidelines and rules.
-Artwork and Essay will become property of HmongTown Marketplace.
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