#CreateBecauseWeCare | Art Contest 2020

Big Screen Plaza

Entry Deadline: May. 31

851 6th Avenue
New York, NY 10001


Each day during this pandemic, many of us across New York City and the world unite at 7PM to #ClapForOurCarers and #ClapBecauseWeCare to show support for our incredible health care and essential workers.

Inspired by this movement, we at Big Screen Plaza have started #CreateBecauseWeCare, a public art contest to broadcast all-day messages of support, thanks, and hope on our 30-foot digital billboard in the heart of New York City!

We’re now accepting work from adults, artists, and KIDS of all ages – to provide a creative outlet to anyone who may need it. Whether you’re working from home and need an activity to keep yourself or the kids busy, or are itching to shout-out positive messages to those on the frontlines, we encourage submissions from all perspectives and corners of the globe. You do not need to be a working visual artist to apply!

Simply create artwork using one of the below themes! You can use any materials you have at home, and the work can be any size. Then scan or snap a photo of your art, and submit using the form below.

Suggested Themes for this project include:
• The first thing I will do when this is all over
• How I am doing my part to stay-at-home or support relief efforts
• A message of Thanks to our healthcare and essential workers
• A Positive message of hope and optimism
• Print & color one of these Templates: https://bit.ly/BSPTemplates
• Or come up with your own!

Submit Using The Form Here: http://bigscreenplaza.com/createbecausewecare/

Follow us on Instagram & Twitter @bigscreenplaza for updates on the contest! For more information, visit: http://www.bigscreenplaza.com or contact [email protected].

Big Screen Plaza is a 10,000 sq. ft. public plaza located in Manhattan between the Empire State Building and Madison Square Garden that features a 30 ft. HD digital screen. Throughout the year, the screen displays a rotating collection of digital exhibitions, including photography, animation, visual art, and more. While social distancing rules are currently in place, many of the people walking through the plaza during this time are health care and essential workers. This is a great opportunity to provide them with encouraging messages of hope, optimism, and thanks.

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