Art and cannabis have long been linked, and the annual art competition personifies our commitment to that connection in a groundbreaking way.
San Francisco, California (PRWEB) February 11, 2014
OrganiCann of Santa Rosa, California, a member of the Natural Cannabis Company and leader of the burgeoning cannabis industry, is launching their first ever art design competition to develop packaging for three different cannabis product lines. Hosted by Juxtapoz Magazine, the pioneering annual art competition will engage artists from all over the globe, and the winning designs will become the package brand for three Natural Cannabis product lines: Mendocann, Royal Humboldt and Kronic Kush.
The challenge winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize, and the winning art will be featured on the three product packages for a one year period. A second and third place winner will receive a cash prize of $2500 and $1000, respectively.
HIGH ART: Annual Art Challenge connects global art with the worldwide community of cannabis enthusiasts. "Art and cannabis have long been linked, and the annual art competition personifies our commitment to that connection in a groundbreaking way. We look forward to forgoing a long term kinship between art and our premier brands with a new design enshrined on our product packaging each year,” said Dona Frank, founder of OrganiCann and the Natural Cannabis Company.
Beginning today, applicants have until March 9th, 2014, at midnight to submit designs. Following the entry deadline, a one-week public voting process, hosted at Juxtapoz.com, will narrow the field to six finalists.
The winners will then be selected by a panel of judges including Skinner, a self-taught artist based in Oakland, CA whose work has been showcased all over the world in museums, universities and galleries. As an ambassador of the alternative art movement in countries like Russia, Cuba, Japan, Europe, and all across the United States, Skinner was drawn to the art challenge because of the potential for engagement with a globally diverse art community.
“The global cannabis movement is upon us as a broad consensus about the medical and therapeutic benefits of marijuana is realized worldwide. As an artist who embraces artistic diversity, the High Art Challenge is a compelling symbol of the movement. I am delighted to be a judge for this revolutionary contest and look forward to reviewing all the great and diverse art that will be presented as part of the challenge,” says Skinner.
All contest details, including details regarding the rules and submission requirements, can be found at http://www.organicann.com/juxtapoz.