Happy Archives Month!
We wanted to let you know we are trying something new to celebrate Archives Month this year. We are hosting an art contest called PDX ReMIX. It started on 9/16 and will close on 10/15. We would love help getting the word out to everyone, including your creative friends, co-workers, neighbors, family, students, etc.
What it is:
We’ve got the photos; you have the imagination. We want you to create something new out of something old, and we encourage you to have some fun with it. There are 12 historical photos to work with and you can use as many of the images as you want into your art.
How it works:
Anyone can participate, including students. To start your artwork, you choose from 12 preselected photos from our historical collections (available in Efiles) The work can be almost* anything - redaction poetry, GIFs, collages, coloring pages, creative writing, memes, or other creative interventions. Its art, so get creative! Each person can submit up to 3 works based on those pre-selected images.
A panel of local judges will select winners based on creativity and originality of the entry. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places for both adult and youth categories. There is also a People’s Choice award.
Go to the submission page for more details and a link to the pre-selected images.
Contest Opens – Monday, September 16th (8 AM)
Contest Closes – Tuesday, October 15th (5PM)
Judging – Wednesday, October 16th to October, Wednesday October 30th
Results Announced – Thursday, October 31st
City of Portland Archives & Records Center