Volcano Art Prize 2014 and The LEAD Group's
An important event that is
at the top of our agenda for this edition is the Volcano Art Prize. Those of
you who are supporters of The LEAD Group are familiar with this campaign but
here's a brief excerpt from our campaign email regarding this year's
competition (this message has been sent to all previous entrants of the VAP):
The LEAD Group’s Volcano
Art Prize (VAP) is open this year for multiple entries from anyone anywhere
in the world. Sponsored by a global environment group and health promotion
charity, The LEAD Group Inc, entry to the prize is FREE for children and for
adults in non-OECD countries, and only $10 per entry for everyone else.
The Volcano Art Prize has
a number of suggested lead-safety themes based around how to be
lead-safe and prevent lead exposure, despite lead-containing artists
materials, widespread lead contamination of old buildings, and our environment generally.
Artists are also welcome to write or choose their own lead-safety message to
depict with their image.
Create an image that
illustrates a lead-safety message and upload it at www.volcanoartprize.com/submitentry
for your chance to win. The artwork can be created using any medium;
painting, sculpture, printmaking, digital graphics; Photoshop etc.,
ceramics, collage, photography, or anything else that takes your fancy. Just
scan it if it’s scannable, take a picture if it’s not, or simply save it
if it’s a digital work, and head along to the website to upload it. It
must be between 1MB and 3MB, rectangular and in landscape-orientation.
This year’s competition
also invites very short films as entries – in AVI, MP4 or WMV format and
less than 300MB – for the first time.
The competition has a
number of prizes including a calendar/catalogue, accession into The LEAD
Group’ Art Collection and a cash prize for the Peoples Choice to be
decided by Facebook likes. Entries for the competition must be uploaded by
Monday August 25, 2014 with a launch of the Art Prize Winners Catalogue /
Lead Safe World Calendar 2015 during International Lead Poisoning Prevention
Week of Action, Monday 20 to Sunday 26 October 2014.
We would like to extend
our invitation to all those reading this article and urge you to get your
entry in by the deadline. We are looking forward to seeing your entry and your
contribution would help to thrust lead into the spotlight and through
creativity we'll be able to garner more attention and create social and
political change in the world.
In line with our new
strategy and promotion methods, we have updated our strategy and created a
strategic plan for FY 2015. For more details about this, please see the
editorial below. We hope you'll enjoy this edition of LEAD Action News.
- Volcano Art Prize 2014 and The LEAD Group's Strategy
- The LEAD Group Strategic Plan FY 2015
- 2015 Lead-Safe World Calendar
- About the Volcano Art Prize
- Lead-Safe World CALENDAR 2015 (Current Entries)
- How to Ensure your Rainwater is Lead-Safe Drinking Water
- Lead Research/News
Lead-safety Messages in YouTube Videos from the
- Operating Lead Mines in Australia as of January, 2014
- Restoration of the CDC Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention program and 2014 Budget Update
- Early Lead Exposure Linked to Dementia
- Latest Tweets & Ideas
- Free Subscription to e-Newsletter Notifications / Membership & Donation Forms
LEAD Action News vol 14 No 4, Volcano Art Prize 2014 and The LEAD Group's Strategy
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