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2022 heART of Ybor
Community Art Contest

Ybor City is the Heart of Tampa…and art is part of the heART of Ybor! After having strong participation in the first heART of Ybor Community Art Contest, we are thrilled to be offering it again.  

If you have art in your heart and want to share your creativity and love for Ybor City, select your favorite medium to express why you think Ybor City is ‘The Heart of Tampa’ and art is the heART of Ybor 

Using your unique artistic skill in any of the formats below, please submit one interpretation of what Ybor City means to you and your life here in Tampa.  

Visual Art

Art forms such as painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, photography, video, filmmaking, design, or crafts.

Submission Details: Submit a photo (JPEG, PNG file) of your piece with at least three angles, or a digital file of your graphic art in the form below. Include your full name and contact details, as well as the title and description of your work. *Submissions should have been produced after August 26, 2020. 

Digital Art

Art forms made with digital technology or presented on digital technology. This includes images done completely on a computer or hand-drawn images scanned into a computer.

Submission Details: Submit a digital file (mp4 file) of your digital art in the form below. Include your full name and contact details, as well as the title and description of your work. *Submissions should have been produced after August 26, 2020. 

Performance Art

Performing arts are art forms such as dance, music, opera, theatre and musical theatre, magic, illusion, mime, spoken word, puppetry, or circus arts.

Submission Details: Submit a video clip (mp4 file) and, if applicable, a written copy of the poem, script, etc., in the form below. Include your full name and contact details, as well as the title and description of your work. *Submissions should have been produced after August 26, 2020. 

Out-of-the-Box

Have a passion for something that doesn’t fit in one of the other categories? Submit your out-of-the-box artwork with this category.

Submission Details: Submit a photo with at least three angles or video clip (JPEG, PNG, or mp4 file) of your piece in the form below. Include your full name and contact details, as well as the title and description of your work. *Submissions should have been produced after August 26, 2020.

Contest Dates and Details: 

    • Submissions accepted Friday, August 26, 2022, to Friday, November 4, 2022.   
    • Submissions must have been produced after August 26, 2020. 
    • Three winners will be selected in each of the four categories, as well as two Community Advisory Committee (CAC) Choice Award winners. 
    • All winners will be announced in late November on the Ybor City CRA website and social media.
    • Winners will receive gift cards from Ybor City businesses, media exposure, not to mention LOVE from the Ybor community. 

Using your unique artistic skill in any of the formats above, please submit one interpretation of what Ybor City means to you and your life here in Tampa.

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    Accepted file types: jpg, png, gif, pdf, mp4, doc, Max. file size: 200 MB, Max. files: 4.
    • If you are submitting a photo or other artwork with people in it, please have the model waiver form downloaded and completed. If you are one of the selected winners with people at a recognizable distance in your photo, we will request an image waiver.
    • Accepted file types: pdf, doc, Max. file size: 2 MB.