Monday, October 17, 2011

THQ uDraw Your City Art Contest

{a} has been creating works of art since she was two years old. She ALWAYS loved drawing, crafting, creating clothing out of paper (yep she actually created an outfit for her Barbie), painting, molding and so much more. What amazes me most is that she can make things out of the most unique mediums. {a's} imagination is never ending and it's so exciting to see such a creative mind at work. If we were fortunate to own a uDraw Game Tablet as well as the device to use it, I know that she would definitely enter the THQ uDraw Your City Art Contest!

 THQ uDraw Your City Art Contest

Do you have an artistic child or children? Do they LOVE to draw and create? If you answered yes, THQ uDraw Your City has launched a nationwide art contest, in which young artists  ages 6 to 17 years old have the opportunity to share what they love most about their city through art.  Contestants can use a uDraw GameTablet to illustrate what they love most about their city – though entries may also be created in traditional print formats using any artistic medium. Submissions can be done via a uDraw GameTablet (if you are lucky enought to own one) or you can just use the traditional pencil and papaer.

THQ and uDraw invite kids to embrace their artistic inspiration and to share "what your city, your town, or your community means to you." Maybe it's the silhouette of your favorite building, a drawing of your friends at the park, or a stencil of your favorite local athlete.

The submission period runs through October 31, and the grand prize winner will receive a package worth more than $15,000, including a uDraw, and a $10,000 cash prize that the winner can choose to apply toward a college scholarship.  Additionally, THQ will donate $10,000 to the winner's school of choice to help support its art program. Entries are judged on artistic merit (based on age group), creativity, and adherence to the overall city theme.

About Metro Detroit - so much to inspire.

Believe it or not, there are so many amazing things to see and do in the metro Detroit area. {a} has many favorites, but one of her all time favs... is the Detroit Zoo. The city has made so many improvements to the zoo, who wouldn't love it. One of my very favorite parts of the city is the Heidelberg Project in the city of Detroit.

The Heidelberg Project is art, energy, and community. It’s an open-air art environment in the heart of an urban community on Detroit’s East Side.  Tyree Guyton, founder and artistic director, uses everyday, discarded objects to create a two block area full of color, symbolism, and intrigue. Now in its 25th year, the Heidelberg Project is recognized around the world as a demonstration of the power of creativity to transform lives. It's absolutely inspiring and if you are ever in the Detroit area, make sure to check it out, you won't be disappointed! I can't wait to take the kids, especially {a}. It's will change the way you look at art!

Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of THQ and received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.
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