icon of a microphone

Art contest deadline extended

We are extending the deadline for the Seniors Advisory Committee art contest to 12:00 p.m., Monday, October 5. Previously, the deadline was this Wednesday, September 30, but we’ve had requests for a little more time. The committee then will meet at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 6, at the Myrtle Beach Train Depot to review the art contest entries and choose the 10 winners. As a refresher, here’s the announcement again with the updated deadline. (The original announcement anticipated that the deadline might be extended.)

Artists invited to submit works for bicycle and pedestrian art contest, thanks to AARP Community Challenge Grant

Here’s a chance to put your artistic skills to good use and have your creation appear in public! The City of Myrtle Beach has received a grant from the AARP Community Challenge to create and display bicycle and pedestrian safety messages at 10 key intersections throughout the city. The contest is for 10 illustrations that convey a Myrtle Beach-related message about bicycle or pedestrian safety, wayfinding or proper social distancing for walkers and bikers.

The AARP grant involves two of the city’s committees. The Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee will come up with the safety messages, while the Seniors Advisory Committee will sponsor the art contest and select the 10 winning artistic submissions. The safety messages and winning illustrations will be combined into vinyl wraps that will cover the large traffic signal control cabinets at the 10 intersections.

Each winning artist whose work is selected will receive $250 and the honor of having his or her artwork appear in public as part of the safety campaign. Winning artworks will be displayed as described at one of the 10 intersections. Here are the contest rules:

• The revised entry deadline is 12:00 p.m., Monday, October 5, 2020, for the illustration contest.
• The contest is open to amateur or professional illustrators who reside in Horry County. Seniors and children are encouraged to participate!
• The artwork will illustrate a bicycle or pedestrian theme, ideally related to Myrtle Beach.
• The entry must be the original creation of the entrant. No reproductions, in whole or in part, of any existing artwork or logo will be accepted.
• Up to two artistic submissions per entrant will be accepted. The artist’s name, address, age and phone number must accompany each submission on a separate piece of paper.
• The artistic illustration must be a finished, color artwork, suitable for translating into a three dimensional design (the sides of the traffic control box).
• Digitally-created artwork is acceptable and must be submitted on a disc or USB drive.
• Submitted illustrations must be of a high-enough quality to convert to camera-ready art without significant alteration or effort.
• Ten winning illustrations will receive $250 each and the honor of being displayed at one of the intersections.
• The winning artworks become the property of the City of Myrtle Beach.
• Non-winning entries can be returned to the artists and will be available for pick-up at the Myrtle Beach City Hall, 937 Broadway. Please indicate whether you want your entry returned, or you may enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope for return.
• All entries must be delivered to the Myrtle Beach City Hall, 937 Broadway, by 12:00 p.m., Monday, October 5, 2020, or mailed to Seniors Advisory Committee Art Contest, City of Myrtle Beach, P. O. Box 2468, Myrtle Beach, SC 29578, and received no later than Monday, October 5.
• The Seniors Advisory Committee members will judge the entries and select the 10 winning designs for the AARP Community Challenge project.
• Questions? Email or call 843-918-1014.