to be a Kite-Creative? Here’s How:
Join us for city-wide clean-ups culminating in a fun end-of-summer Beach Bash on August 17, where your wind-responsive artwork (kites, wind sculptures, kinetic creations) will have the chance to compete for three unique prizes. Yes, it is possible to win all three!
|Application||July 19, 2019|
|Digital Art Submission||August 3, 2019|
|Finalists Notified||August 10, 2019|
Exhibition, Contest and Event
|August 17, 2019 - Location TBD|
PLEASE COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING STEPS:
Step 1: Apply
- Register using the button above, and pay the $25 entry fee. (Participants must be 18 years or older. If younger, must work with parent or legal guardian, who signs waiver.) Teams are permitted. Please choose one person to be point of contact and include additional team member names in application.
- Download and register for the Litterati App on your mobile device.
- Join the RuckusRoots club within the Litterati App (search for "RuckusRoots" under "clubs").
Step 2: Take Action
- Attend 1 of our public partner clean-ups (See List Here). If you cannot attend one of these clean ups but you know of another to add to the list, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to organize your own clean up, that is another acceptable option. Please email us the details!
Step 3: Track Your Progress
- Track your clean-up on Litterati by taking pictures and using the options provided.
- Follow @ruckusroots on Instagram
- Post at 1-3 images to Instagram from the clean-up you attended, tagging @ruckusroots, and using #ruckusroots #kitesforacause in each.
Step 4: Start Building!
- Build your kite / wind sculpture at home or wherever you choose. It must be made from at least 50% recycled materials (plastic, fabric, styrofoam, metal). Good examples include human-made items like plastic straws, plastic bags, wrappers, styrofoam, bottle caps, etc. Natural materials may also be used but must not make up the majority of your artwork's construction.
- New materials are permitted if absolutely necessary but discouraged. Please think creatively to envision new ways in which existing materials from clean ups, your own home and/or your community can be used. Using new materials when recycled options are available will detract from your overall score.
- Document the process of building your kite / wind sculpture and the materials used by taking pictures and keeping notes.
- See below (Rules and Reminders) for further requirements and exhibition details.
Step 5: Digital Submission
- Submit digital materials by August 3, 2019 via email to email@example.com. Include the following:
|3 Photographs of completed kite / wind sculpture against a plain white or black background from different angles |
|3-5 photographs from clean-up(s) attended. |
|Artist statement (250 words or less) - include artist name, bio and inspiration behind art piece|
|List of materials used|
|Social Media handles, including Instagram|
- Please submit in PDF format and keep total file size under 5MB.
- The top digital submissions will be selected for exhibition at the Beach Bash event, and will be entered into the final competition. If your artwork is not selected, we would still love to see you at the event with your creation! See below (Rules and Reminders) for further details.
Step 6: Attend the Competition!
- Finalists: Bring your kite / wind sculpture to the August 17th event (location and more details coming soon) to participate in the exhibition and contest and for a chance to win up to $2500!
RULES AND REMINDERS:
- Size parameter: Minimum: 2.5 ft x 2.5 ft. No maximum: dream big!
- For the purposes of the Decorative Prize Category, artworks are not required to fly. They must demonstrate artistic creativity, mastery of visual arts and creative use of recycled materials. Designs inspired by kites that highlight wind and kinetics are highly encouraged.
- The Flying Prize competition will only consider those kites that do fly for an additional $500 award.
- Finalists should attach a hook or loop to the top of your kite for display purposes. Kites will be suspended from poles for viewing and judging.
- Winners are decided by a panel of Los Angeles-based artists and scientists.
- We reserve the right to eject anyone from the contest for inappropriate behavior or unsafe practices.
- Please note: paying the entry fee does not guarantee your spot in the competition. Only the top kites will be selected for official exhibition on August 17th, and to compete for in the Decorative Prize Category. Space permitting, non-finalists may still be able to compete in the Functional Category for the Flying Prize, at the discretion of RuckusRoots judges.