In recognition of the importance of wearing a mask to reduce the spread of COVID-19, Macomb County called out to resident creatives of all ages to design a poster to help promote #MaskUpMacomb. Artists responded with a variety of impressive original designs.
A panel of judges from each organization reviewed the entries based on originality, distinctive design, and its ability to convey the message that face coverings are an important way to protect public health. All entries were viewed and judged randomly and anonymously to ensure unbiased and fair judging.
Sponsored by Macomb County in partnership with the Anton Art Center and Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals, entries were accepted online August 26th through an extended deadline of September 30th at midnight. The contest is awarding prizes for the top three in each act category: those above the age of 18 and those below the age of 18.
The top entry in the adult category is printed for distribution in communities across Macomb County. The creator of the top design in the adult age category receives a cash prize of $500, with $250 awarded to the second place design and $150 for the third. The top three entries in the youth category receive one complimentary registration for an art class offered at the Anton Art Center in downtown Mount Clemens.
View and download the winning entries below, along with the Press Release and video recording of the Awards Announcement. View all entries in our Facebook photo album, here. Thank you!
AWARDS ANNOUNCEMENT ZOOM VIDEO RECORDING on 10/7/2020:
TOP THREE ADULT CATEGORY DESIGNS
First Place & Contest Winner (Printed Poster & $500): Vanessa Montano, Title "Mask Up!", Digital art, from Macomb, MI.
Second Place ($250): Melanie Craik, Title "#MaskUpMacomb", Digital art, from St. Clair Shores, MI.
Third Place ($150): Donna Hurt, Title "We Are Macomb", Digital art, from Sterling Heights, MI.
TOP THREE YOUTH CATEGORY DESIGNS
First Place: Isabella Dalecke, age 16, Title "We Are Stronger Together", Digital art, from St. Clair Shores, MI.
Second Place: Meadow VanArman, age 15, Title "Staying Safe", Digital art, from Sterling Heights, MI.
Third Place: Thy Hoang, age 16, Title "WEAR A MASK", Digital art, from Sterling Heights, MI.
The top three youth winners receive one complimentary Anton Art Center art class registration.