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NC Museum of Art seeks submissions for virtual sculpture race

Posted July 19, 2020 5:53 a.m. EDT

The N.C. Museum of Art is seeking your moving homemade creations, inspired by pieces in the Raleigh museum's collection and park, for its virtual sculpture race. The entry submission deadline is coming up quickly — 5 p.m., Tuesday, July 21.

The virtual race, which will culminate in a virtual exhibition and awards ceremony at 7 p.m., July 31, will feature homemade sculptures that are dynamic and can be pushed, pulled, blown or moved a short distance. They must be inspired by the museum's collection. This might be a great way to spark a little creativity and fun in our kids' lives and, frankly, in all of our lives right now.

NC Museum of Art plans virtual sculpture race

Here's how to participate:

Submissions, according to the museum, must include name and contact information (email, phone number, and mailing address) and the names of any teammates. Entries must also include a video or images of homemade sculpture, title, and artist of the piece from our collection that inspired your sculpture. Video submissions should be filmed horizontally in landscape mode and run at least 15 seconds before and after the main video content, with a maximum length of 10 minutes. The video should show how the sculpture moves and include footage from different angles and of any important details.

For image submissions, participants should use landscape/horizontal format and submit up to 10 images maximum. Multiple angles of the sculpture, close-up images, and images of the full sculpture that show its size and scale should be included. Participants should be sure to highlight the dynamic components of their sculpture.

Submissions to the Art in Motion Sculpture Race and related questions can be submitted to Bryanne Senor at Participants and viewers can register online to attend the Exhibition and Awards Ceremony.

What could you win?

According to the museum, there are multiple opportunities to win a $100 gift card to Jerry’s Artarama art supply store for superlatives, including most innovative, biggest spectacle, best use of materials, and people’s choice. The best use of materials category will be judged on the most creative use of reused, recycled, or upcycled materials and will be picked by sustainability experts at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.

More information is on the museum's website.