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Missouri Arts Council holds Frame It! contest

The Missouri Arts Council has announced its Frame It! competition, a contest that features art in local communities as seen through an empty picture frame.

Submissions will be edited into a video that will feature the Council’s new logo and tagline and will be used to promote the arts across the state. Entries must be a photo or a video clip less than three minutes in length. Artwork must be shot through an empty picture frame and can include pieces such as a painting that inspires, a public sculpture, a performer exhibiting the emotions of his/her art, or any other site that depicts “the state of the arts” in your community.

Entrants will have their work shown before an audience at the State Capitol during the Missouri Arts Awards and will receive a DVD copy of the video for use on their personal Web sites. The video will be promoted on the MAC Web site and through mass e-mails.

Among the rules: The participant must not have granted any person or entity other than MAC the right to use the video/photos. Submitted work will not be accepted or eligible if it includes content that is inappropriate for family viewing. By submitting your photos or video you grant the Missouri Arts Council the right to use your work in original or altered form or format in broadcast, Web cast, podcast, link or display for purposes of this contest and other promotional uses.

To enter, complete the entry form at

Create a video clip that is less than three minutes long or send in your photos of what makes Missouri the State of the Arts. Please keep video formats to .mpeg, .mov, or .wmv. All photos should be .jpeg.

Entries must be at the MAC office by Feb. 2. You may submit your entries on a compact disc by mail to Missouri Arts Council, Attn: Alexis Nugent, 815 Olive Street, Suite 16. St. Louis, MO 63101.

For information, contact Alexis Nugent at UH, or call 314-340-6845 or (toll free) 866-407-4752.

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