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MI Great Artist: Visual Art Competition

An Initiative of Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson

LBrooks.jpgThe MI Great Artist™ is one of Oakland County's premier quality of life events. County Executive L. Brooks Patterson began the competition to promote the Oakland County and encourage creativity in the residents who live, work or attend school in one of the eight (8) counties: Genesee, Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, Shiawassee, St. Clair or WayneMI Great Artist™ is an online art competition for visual artists, 18 years and older. Entrants will be able to upload up to 5 images and descriptions of their work for public voting.  From the top 20 artists, a 5-member jury of arts professionals will select 5 finalists. The winner will be determined by a combination of jury score and public vote.

Who Can Participate

The contest is open to all artists, 18 years and older, who live, work or attend school in one of the eight (8) counties: Genesee, Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, Shiawassee, St. Clair or Wayne.

Type of Art You May Enter

MI Great Artist™ is open to all original art work submitted by the original creator.

How to Enter

Complete the entry form and submit 5 digital samples of artworks that meets the type requirements.

Voting & Judging

Your entry will be displayed in the gallery section of this site for 2 weeks.  Individuals may vote once a day from October 21 through October 30, 2015 for their favorites. Twenty semi-finalists will be selected from the top public votes.  A 5-member jury of arts professionals will select 5 finalists. The MI Great Artist™ winner will be determined by a combination of jury score and public vote.

Promoting Your Entry

Even with great media coverage and social media efforts by our sponsors, promoting your participation in MI Great Artist™ may increase your chances of making it into the top 20 semi-finalists.
  • Send an announcement of your entry to your email list
  • Leverage social media and invite your friends through Facebook and Twitter to vote
  • Include our web ad on your website