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2020 Art of the Parks Program Call for Participants

The 2020 Art of the Parks Program, presented by the National Parks of Boston, in conjunction with Artists for Humanity and Boston Harbor Now, has launched and is now calling for participants to submit visual artwork for judging.

What
Art of the Parks is a summer-long contest program inviting participants to create their own visual artwork inspired by the parks. The program is virtual, so physical presence in a park is not required; photos of the parks can serve as inspiration.

A winner and runner-up will be chosen for each of three different phases of the program. The artwork in each phase will be inspired by a specific national park. Winners will receive a $100 gift card to a waterfront business, while each runner-up will receive a pair of free ferry tickets to the Boston Harbor Islands for use during the 2020 season.

When & Where
The contest will happen in three phases:

  • Artwork inspired by the Boston African American National Historic Site can be submitted between July 3 and July 23
  • Artwork inspired by the Boston National Historical Park can be submitted between July 24 and August 13
  • Artwork inspired by the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park between August 14 and September 3

How to Participate
Prompts will be given on social media channels for each participating park to open the corresponding phase of the contest. These prompts will appear on the Flickr channels for the the Boston National Historical Park and the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park, and the Instagram channel for the Boston African American National Historic Site.

Participants can then create art using inspiration from the park featured in the prompt. Once completed, participants can take a photo of their artwork and submit the photo online.

Judging will be performed by Artists for Humanity.

For full details on the program and contests, and for the link to submit entries, visit www.bostonharbornow.org/artoftheparks/.

To see the prompts to begin each phase of the contest, follow:

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