Edited Press Release
Designs will be accepted from March 1 to May 1, 2013. Prizes will be awarded in two categories: 1) Breed and 2) Native Heritage. The first place design in each category will be awarded a $500 cash prize. Second place will be awarded a $250 cash prize, and third will receive merchandise from The Trail of Painted Ponies and the ApHC. Submissions will not be returned.
Artists may select from five copyrighted and registered Painted Ponies forms on which to submit their design. There is no submission fee, and artists may submit multiple designs. Judging will be based on beauty, skill, creativity and originality, along with the concept and story of the design. The artist’s thoughts or story behind the design must be included.
The top designs received before April 1, 2013 will be featured on the facebook pages of Trail of Painted Ponies and Appaloosa Horse Club.
“The Trail of Painted Ponies is proud to partner with the Appaloosa Horse Club to create this exciting new art competition which celebrates the beauty and history of the Appaloosa horse and the 75th anniversary of ApHC,” said Rod Barker, founder, The Trail of Painted Ponies. “This art competition will raise invaluable awareness of the great work of the Appaloosa Horse Club, while searching for the best new artistic talent in America. The winning Painted Pony from this competition may have the honor of being crafted as a collectible figurine from The Trail of Painted Ponies.”