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“In art, the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can imagine.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Call For Entries “Bhang Caribbean Cruise 2017 – FREEDOM”

The Inaugural Bhang Caribbean Cruise April 2017 looking for a cruise poster to depict the theme and tenor of the cruise. The cruise is a cannabis networking cruise leaving from Miami going to 4 islands in the Caribbean. On board there will be seminars/workshops hosted by some of the foremost experts in the cannabis industry. This is an event for professionals and enthusiasts stoner type imagery is not acceptable. The theme for the cruise is FREEDOM. Selected Artist will be required to sign a “Work for Hire Agreement”.

Contest Details
There will be one winner. This contest is open to all artists and photographers worldwide.
Theme and Selection: “FREEDOM” – The judges for this competition will be looking for works of art where the visual narrative presents the artist’s unique interpretation of FREEDOM regarding the use of cannabis as well as depicting this in the setting of a cruise in the Caribbean. Cannabis has many connotations to different people; define your piece as an interpretation and reflection of the world and your surroundings, dreams, passions, and perhaps spirituality, all in the context of Freedom, Cannabis and Cruising. We welcome all your submissions, which can be expressed in many artistic genres from representational to abstract. Cannabis brings a strong, vivid, emotional depth to many subjects. Its application has properties which heal and help users in a variety of way and invite the viewer to grasp and absorb an inspiring and perhaps freeing range of sensations and visceral responses.

Eligibility & Mediums: The participant must be 21 years of age or older working in the following mediums: art medium: painting, drawing or digital art. The winning artist will provide an 24 x 18″ original piece to Bhang Travel Inc., and must be willing to sign a “Work for Hire Agreement”. The art will will be the feature on the official program for the cruise, T’Shirts, Posters and other marketing pieces.

Cash Awards and Prizes:
First Place: *1 Cabin (double occupancy) aboard the cruise and the artist is presented as a “Featured Artist” on the “First Annual Inaugural Bhang Caribbean Cruise” that is marketed to over 250,000 cannabis enthusiasts, The winner’s artwork will also be marketed in an email marketing campaign and websites https://bhangcruise.com and www.bhangart.com. The artists art will also be featured in post cruise marketing via videos and imagery. The artist and their work will be marketed through our social media-marketing network through LinkedIn, Pinterest, Tumblr, Tweeter, FaceBook, GooglePlus, Instagram, etc.

Up to 2 Honorable Mentions – The artists and their artworks will be displayed in the “Honorable Mentions” Section of BhangArt.com.

Submission Fee
Entry Fees: FREE
(No limit on the number of additional entries submitted.)

You will receive an email notification once your submission is complete.
We look forward to seeing your artwork!

    Submission opens November 14, 2016
    Submission Deadline December 20, 2016 (midnight EST)
    Selection December 23, 2016
    Artist Notification December 30, 2016
    Artist required to sign “Work for Hire Agreement” upon selection
    Artist required to produce original painting 24 x 18 inch and digital images of artwork.

    *Does not included taxes($132.10 pp), gratuities or transfers to and from Miami.
    **In the event a winner is not chosen Bhang Travel Inc. will commission an artist do complete the work.