The Green Bay Packers are inviting student artists to submit artwork for the organization's new Packers Student Art Contest, with the winners earning the opportunity for their art to be featured at Lambeau Field and a $5,000 donation for their school.
The winning pieces will be displayed in the stadium's club levels throughout the 2017 season, with new artwork being sourced through the contest annually to allow different student artists to share their talents with the community each year.
The theme of this year's contest is "Your Packers Gameday," and asks students to share an artistic representation of what gameday means to them. For example, a piece could feature fans tailgating at Lambeau Field or wearing green and gold halfway around the world. It could illustrate the intensity of preparation or highlight the emotions and adrenaline of a close game. It could depict the thrill of victory or the agony of defeat.
Artists are invited to tell the story of their Packers gameday experience through painting, drawings, prints, digital art, mixed media or collage. The deadline to submit artwork is May 22.
Three grand prize winners also will receive a $5,000 donation to the winner's school art program and an invitation for the winner and two guests to the Suite Holder Tasting and Artwork Unveiling on July 19, 2017, at Lambeau Field.
Eligible artists include students in grades 6-8 or grades 9-12, or students attending a university or technical college at the time of submission, with one winner chosen from each category. The final artwork size must be 16 inches by 20 inches on canvas, paper, or other mixed media. Art pieces must weigh less than 30 pounds and be able to fit comfortably in a standard frame.
For full contest rules and guidelines, or to submit an entry for the contest, please visit pckrs.com/artcontest.