Design & Drive Art Contest

Design and Drive Art Contest Presented by West Michigan Honda Dealers

Call for Artists: 2017 Design & Drive Art Contest

The West Michigan Honda Dealers are excited to announce an exhibition opportunity during the largest art competition in the world: ArtPrize Nine.

Honda is your Canvas

Create an original design that can be applied to a vinyl-wrapped Honda vehicle for outdoor display in Rosa Parks Circle during ArtPrize, September 20 – October 8, 2017 in Grand Rapids, MI. 6 designs will be selected for display and put to a public vote, independently organized by the West Michigan Honda Dealers.

Finalists’ selected medium and supplies should be all–weather and capable of withstanding the elements for the 19-day festival. Selected medium must be applied directly to a vinyl vehicle wrap (excludes windows) and cannot compromise the integrity of the vehicle’s value, underlying structure or functionality. We encourage application of the design to take place live during the launch of the festival, drawing additional interest and support for the entries.

2016 Design & Drive Artists at Work during WOOD-TV’s EightWest

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Submit your design for consideration, along with a completed application, and optional bio/resume by July 31, 2017. Finalists will have an opportunity to apply their design to one of six vehicles, as assigned by the selection committee. Competition will be decided by online vote promoted through onsite signage and social media – the winner will be announced during the final week of ArtPrize, and will receive a 24-Month lease on a new 2017 Honda Civic. Must be 18 years or older by September 20, 2017 to win top prize.

Contest Dates are subject to change, but will follow the general outline below:

  • Submission Period: April 24 – July 31, 2017
  • Committee Selects Top 6: August 1 – 27, 2017
  • Notification to Selected Finalists: August 28 – September 1, 2017
  • Application of Top 6 Designs: September 20 – 24, 2017
  • Public Vote: September 25 – October 5, 2017
  • Winner Announced: October 6, 2017
  • ArtPrize Concludes: October 8, 2017


2016 Winner Announcement at ArtPrize Eight

Watch last year’s Honda Design & Drive contest winner, Heather Richardson as she receives the grand prize for her piece “Whimzey Wildflower,” sponsored by the good folks at RiverTown Honda.

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