CRESTVIEW — Wanted: A talented local artist to transform a newspaper distribution box into a work of art embodying North Okaloosa County's spirit.
The Crestview News Bulletin will move to a new office the weekend of July 19-20. (Keep reading the newspaper for more details on the move!) With our transfer back to the heart of the community, we’d like the newspaper box outside our office to reflect the community we serve.
But that can mean many things to many people.
“North Okaloosa County's spirit includes a love of our military and our nation; the area's bountiful natural resources; hometown pride — whether you root for Crestview's Bulldogs and enjoy the Big Red Machine, Baker's Gators or the Laurel Hill Hoboes — and a rich history of railroad commerce; not to mention signature local events like the Triple B Festival," News Bulletin Editor Thomas Boni said. "But what does it mean to you, the artist? And how can our newspaper rack display that hometown pride? That's the point of this design contest."
The artist may touch on these themes or others that spur his or her imagination and creativity.
The winning artist will receive a $100 commission, bragging rights, and their work published in the News Bulletin.
• Artist must be a North Okaloosa County resident, living north of the Eglin Air Force Base reservation.
• Artist must be a high school graduate, college student or adult.
• Artists may work as a team, but only one $100 commission will be awarded upon delivery of the completed box, and its acceptance.
• Professional or amateur artists are welcome to submit.
• One design per artist or team may be submitted.
• Designs must be family-friendly and capture North Okaloosa County's spirit in the artist’s choice of colors, subjects and materials.
• Designs must include the News Bulletin’s logo large enough to be read at a distance. The box's mechanics, including the coin slot and access door, must not be hindered.
• Designs must be submitted as renderings with colors and materials specified. Presentation drawings may be submitted in person at the News Bulletin’s current office, 705 Ashley Drive, off P.J. Adams Parkway, or as high-resolution JPEG files sent to email@example.com.
• Submissions must be received by 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 9.
•Artist or team must complete the weather- and fade-proof transformation of the newspaper box, to be supplied by the News Bulletin, using the artist’s design, by July 31.