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Art Contest: Deadline March 3

Seeking art that shows off the Electriquette and celebrates its return to San Diego!

Prize: $300 plus seeing your artwork used to promote the Electriquette wicker carts

The Electriquettes were the star of the 1915 Panama-California Exposition. And now they are set to return to San Diego. There is a working prototype at the San Diego History Center in Balboa Park.

We seek a painting or drawing in any medium (pastel, oil, watercolor, pencil, digital, etc.) which would promote the Electriquette and appeal to a wide range of people.

Please note, our prototype is slightly different than the historical photos.  Since we are adjusting that for the final version, please use the details from the historic carts because that is what the new ones will look like!  Photos are available elsewhere on our site.  Contact us with any questions.

We seek art that showcases the Electriquette.  If you can show its history but also its place in modern day fun, even better!

Rules to apply:

  • The contest is open to all artists over the age of 16 who are legal residents of California. No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter.
  • Artwork must be submitted digitally (scan or high quality photo). Minimum size of file: 1GB. Minimum dimensions: 5inches by 5inches. Prefer 300 dpi. Larger scans of the art are appreciated to let us judge details.
  • Images of the artwork must be received to the email address info@wickercarts.com by midnight on March 3, 2014. The winner will supply the original art which should be 5×7 inches or greater in size. No sculpture or other 3-d artwork will qualify. All art work should be on board, paper, canvas or similar material.
  • We are not responsible for technical problems, missed emails, or other difficulties in submitting to the art contest. All images submitted by contestants may be used on Facebook or the Electriquette website to promote the contest (with artist credit given) but only one piece will be chosen as a winner. The winner will receive the prize and in return the Electriquette company will own the original piece and all rights.
  • First prize winner will give the original artwork to the Electriquette Motor Cart Co. The Electriquette company will also have all rights to use the artwork in any way it sees fit, including manipulating the image, using it in promotional campaigns, and will have the right to duplicate the artwork (with proper credit given to the winner) online, in print, and in any form they desire.
  • All work must be created by the artist and be completely original. It may be based on historical photographs from the 1915 Exposition. The artist is completely responsible for any claims against the artwork for plagiarism.
  • Artwork which does not win the contest remains the property of the creator and may be sold or otherwise used as they wish.
  • The decisions of the judges for the contest are final.

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