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MASTER LIST OF ALL STYLE INVITATIONAL CONTESTS

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THEME: ART

PUB DATE WEEK TITLE SYNOPSIS THEMES LINKS TO THIS CONTEST WINNER LINKS TO RESULTS OF THIS CONTEST (usually published 2-4 Weeks later)
October 10, 1993 32  FATAL ART ATTACK  In 50 words or fewer, describe a performance art concept that might get public funding. Winners will be audacious enough to seem like art, but pretentious enough to seem to have a social "message."  ART   Text file | Post PDF  Tom Gearty  Text file | Post PDF 
September 17, 1995 131  DROODLEYSQUAT  Come up with "droodles," simple geometric drawings with funny explanations.  ART   Text file  Sally Booher  Text file 
October 29, 1995 137  VELVIS LIVES  Come up with a title and/or art gallery blurb for this velvet Elvis painting.  ART   Text file | Post e-version  John Rather  Text file | Post e-version 
December 3, 1995 142  EXHIBITING BAD TENDENCIES  Come up with the winner of next year's Turner Prize, which says its aim is to expand ideas of what is art.  ART   Text file  Fred Dawson  Text file 
February 25, 2001 390
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Canine Fashion  Write: 1. A caption for the provided image explaining what is happening; 2. An explanation of why the image is not photography but art; 3. A description of what additional items might be needed to make the image complete. Sex and potty jokes will be disqualified.  CAP ART   Text file | Post PDF  Kelli Midgley  Text file | Post PDF 
November 16, 2003 532  Short Pans  Come up with a terse review (four words or fewer) of any work of art.  ART   Text file  Chris Doyle  Text file 
October 29, 2006 686  It's Baaaaack!  Explain why you, or anyone else in particular, ought to have this fine oil-on-panel by Fred Dawson of Beltsville, or what it might be used for.  ART   Text file | Post PDF  Art Grinath  Text file | Post PDF 
February 11, 2007 701  Untitlement  Here are the covers for what just might be Bob Staake's next four books. What are they called and what are they about?  CAR ART LIT   Text file  Andrea Kelly  Text file 
May 13, 2007 713  Painings  Name and interpret any of the provided paintings by Fred Dawson.  ART   Text file | Post PDF  Glen Crawford  Text file | Post PDF 
February 13, 2010 856  Titled Puerility  Here are some untitled book covers. For any of them, tell us a title and synopsis of a book that will never be published.  ART LIT   Text file  Jeffrey Contompasis  Text file 
September 18, 2011 937  Staake it to him  Write a caption for any of the five pages or details pictured from some of Bob's more than 50 picture books.  CAP ART LIT   Text file  Stephen Dudzik  Text file 
August 4, 2013 1032  Hid stuff  Explain the symbolism "obviously" evident in any well-known site, artwork, etc., in 75 words or fewer.  ART   Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version  Jeff Shirley  Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version 
January 25, 2015 1108  Hearts of dorkness  Write a humorous Valentine's Day sentiment to someone (or to some organization), either real or fictional -- either from you or from someone else you name. Plus an all-new option: We'll also be willing to run at least one really funny, clever, well-executed graphic. (Conversational textPOE ART   Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version  Rob Huffman  Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version