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Last Call for Entries: Detroit-Area McDonald’s Black History Art Contest

High school students can win a combined total of $5,000 in prizes and gallery exhibit


PRLog (Press Release) - Dec. 18, 2013 - WHAT:          Detroit-area McDonald’s restaurant owners have announced last call for entries for the McDonald’s Celebrates Black History Moments on Canvas art contest.  High school students living in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Lapeer, Livingston, Monroe, St. Clair and Washtenaw Counties are eligible to participate with the finalists winning a combined total of $5,000 in cash prizes.  Online entries must be received by 11:59:59 PM EST on Dec. 20, 2013.  Mail-in entries must be postmarked by Dec. 20, 2013 and received by Dec. 27, 2013.

         Students must submit original works of art that capture a significant moment, event or figure in African-American, African or African Diasporan history.  A panel of judges, including art and history experts, will select 12 finalists who will win a month-long gallery exhibit to showcase their artwork at the N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art in midtown Detroit.  The first place winner’s teacher also will receive a cash prize in the amount $375.

PRIZES:     Ÿ First Place - $2,000

         Ÿ          Second Place - $1,000

         Ÿ          Third Place - $500

         Ÿ          Nine Fourth Place winners receive a $125 bankcard

         Ÿ          50 Semi-Finalists receive a $10 McDonald’s Arch Card

DEADLINE:    Online entries must be received by 11:59:59 p.m. E.T. on December 20, 2013. Mail-in entries must be postmarked by December 20, 2013 and received by December 27, 2013.

WEBSITE:   Students can enter the contest by picking up an entry form at participating Detroit-area McDonald’s restaurants and online at www.BlackMomentsOnCanvas.com. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited.

CONTACT:       To arrange an interview or for more information, please contact Kila Hudson or Talitha Johnson at (248) 855-6777.

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