Graffiti Contest 2019

Alcatraz East
3rd Annual Graffiti Art Contest

Contest Date: Saturday, May 30, 2020
Contest Time: 6am to 12pm

Contest will open for entries in January 2020
30 x 75This event is open to the Public. Artists will be staged in the parking lot behind Alcatraz East. Rain Date: In the event of SEVERE WEATHER, the contest will be postponed to Sunday, May 31, 2020.

About the Contest:

Graffiti Photo HeaderGraffiti is defined as images or lettering scratched, scrawled, painted or marked in any manner on buildings, bridges, or other surfaces. Graffiti may appear as anything from simply words to elaborate murals. However it is also considered vandalism, and can be an eyesore and economic burden in underused or abandon areas. To combat this costly problem, many cities have organized designated graffiti art spaces, or business owners have partnered with local artists to create murals on their properties.

Through this contest, Alcatraz East brings attention to creative solutions and partnerships, and provides street artists with an opportunity to showcase their talents and techniques. Judged by local law enforcement and art professionals, finalists will compete for cash prizes and the chance to have their winning pieces exhibited inside the museum!

Prizes:

  • 1st place: $750
  • 2nd place: $350
  • 3rd place: $200

2019 winners

  • 1st place: Charles Key · Nashville, TN
  • 2nd place: Leonardo Rodriquez · Pigeon Forge, TN
  • 3rd place: William Love · Nashville, TN






Feedback from participants

“Thank you and everyone else involved on putting this wonderful event together and for giving me the opportunity to showcase my art! This has been such a magical experience for me and I hope to see more events like this in the future. I have nothing but positive feedback for this event!” – William Love

“Everyone competing was very kind and it was inspiring to see all different artists with different talents, backgrounds, mediums, and ideas come together and celebrate their art.” – Emily Overbey

Press Releases:
April 2, 2019: Alcatraz East Crime Museum to Hold 2nd Annual Graffiti Art Contest