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MI Great Artist Contest Launch

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Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson raised the stakes for the 2014 MI Great Artist contest, opening the annual online competition to include 3-D art as well as a total package for the winners of more than $16,000 in cash and prizes.

Entries may be submitted to MIGreatArtist.com through 5:00 pm on October 3.

“Our first two years succeeded in connecting residents in the Economic Growth Alliance region with the work of more than 180 local artists,” Patterson said. “We hope the prize package will create a buzz about MI Great Artist and inspire more Michigan artists to submit their work.”

Artists who are 18 years and older who also live, work or go to school in the EGA region are eligible. The EGA region includes Oakland, Genesee, Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, Shiawassee and St. Clair counties. They may submit up to five original works of art online at MIGreatArtist.com for a public vote to determine the top 20 artists. A panel of renowned judges will choose the five finalists and winner. Complete rules about what art works and artists qualify for submission are on the website.

MI Great Artist partners include Oakland County, Park West Gallery, Economic Growth Alliance, AdvantageOakland.com and Oakland County Prosper® magazine.

Contact: Steve Huber, Marketing and Communications Officer

Phone Number: (248) 858-1848(248) 858-1848