Reclaiming My Pride: Bringing the LGBT Community Together

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“Reclaiming My Time!” – Congresswoman Maxine Waters

Have you felt under fire by the current administration? Do you find yourself frustrated and feeling like your rights are being chipped away every day?

You’re not alone. Like you, we have seen how the White House has tried to erase LGBTQ people from view. We have been furious to witness our transgender family members being targeted.

But just as California Congresswoman Maxine Waters “reclaimed her time,” we’ve had enough, too. It’s time to return to our roots of Community, Creativity and Charity and show the world we are stronger than ever via Reclaiming My Pride.

Art with a Purpose

Metrosource, in partnership with One World Observatory, has developed Reclaiming My Pride, an art contest to benefit The Ali Forney Center and help give the next generation of creators a new platform to share their voices with the world.

We invite artists across the spectrum, experienced to amateur, to submit their works of art that demonstrate what Reclaiming My Pride means to them in the spirit of Community, Creativity and Charity.

How to Enter

The competition is open to all artists in the 50 states whose work reflects the spirit of community and acceptance represented by LGBTQ pride, which was ignited by the 1969 Stonewall Riots, a cornerstone event in the movement towards equality.

Artists may enter the contest by digitally submitting an image or video link of their painting, drawing, photography, sculpture and fashion designs. Artists must also submit an up to 200 word statement describing how it fits within the “community, creativity and charity” themes of the contest.

Entrants are also asked to submit a 100-word bio.

Deadline for submissions: May 18, 2018. There is no cost for submission.

Full details and rules for Metrosource’s art contest, including submission forms, can be found at metrosource.com/reclaimingmypride

Reclaiming My Pride Prize Packages

Submissions are open now through May 18, 2018 and a number of incredible prizes are up for grabs.

One Grand Prize Winner will receive:

  • Two (2) VIP tickets to the Reclaiming My Pride opening event on 6/20 in NYC.
  • Round-trip airfare and two-night hotel stay in NYC for the winner and a guest.
  • $1,000 cash.
  • A VIP gift bag from the Reclaiming My Pride event.
  • Editorial feature in the August/September issue of Metrosource and on Metrosource.com.
  • Winning art piece exhibited in One World Observatory during Pride Week.

9 Additional Finalists will receive:

  • 2 VIP tickets to the Reclaiming My Pride opening event on 6/20 in NYC.
  • VIP gift bag from the Reclaiming My Pride event.
  • Editorial feature in the August/September issue of Metrosource and on Metrosource.com.
  • Winning art piece exhibited in One World Observatory during Pride Week.

Enter Now!

The contest is officially open! Head to metrosource.com/reclaimingmypride to get your incredible work in now!

Last modified: April 27, 2018

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