Jul042010

Hyatt Hotels 2010 Canvas Artist Series Contest and $5,000 Art Scholarships

It pains my economic sensibilities to read how much college debt the average student takes on today.  The U.S. has plenty of really broke college graduates.

My advice as a person who matriculated in college almost every year until I was 38 is work your way through school, seek out scholarships, and borrow as little as possible. My total student loans for two advanced degree programs in five years of graduate school came out to less than the cost of the average undergraduate’s college debt today. Scholarships were the key to my ability to hang out on college campus like Van Wilder.

2010 Art Scholarship Contest

Hyatt welcomes art students in the 50 United States and D.C. to submit their artistic interpretation of the varietal characteristics of Canvas Wines: Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Merlot. 

Hyatt Hotels sponsors the Canvas Artist Series Contest for the best design of a wine label artistic interpretation of the varietal characteristics of Canvas Wines: Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Merlot. One winner for each varietal wine will receive a $5,000 scholarship and have their artwork featured as a label on a special bottling of Canvas Wines.  

Canvas Wines are specially blended for Hyatt Hotels in the USA. The Napa Valley company of Folio Fine Wine Partners, a Michael Mondavi family company, created the three varietals of Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot and publicly launched Hyatt’s Canvas brand in 2007.

SUBMIT YOUR LABEL ART

The contest will be open for submissions June 15 – August 15, 2010. Art students from an accredited art school or program may create an original artistic representation of the varietal characteristics of the three main Canvas Wines: Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Merlot using original artwork.

Artwork must reflect the contestant’s artistic interpretation of the varietal characteristics of one of Canvas Wines.

CABERNET SAUVIGNON: Cedar, tobacco, rich dark fruit, and hints of oak and spice.

CHARDONNAY: Pure fruit and toasty oak.

MERLOT: Pure fruit, toasty spice and rich, ripe tannins.

One winner for each varietal wine will receive a $5,000 scholarship and have their artwork featured as a label on a special bottling of Canvas Wines.

The Hyatt and Canvas Artist Series contest will be open for submissions June 15 – August 15, 2010.

Art students from an accredited art school or program may create an original artistic representation of the varietal characteristics of the three main Canvas Wines: Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Merlot using original artwork.

SELECTION OF FINALISTS AND GRAND PRIZE WINNERS

Three finalists will be chosen for each varietal wine and featured on the Canvas Wines website for visitors to view and vote for! Three grand prize winners will be chosen, one for each varietal artwork, based on a combination of the public voting and other criteria.

a. On-line popular vote (20%)

b. Originality of Finalist’s Artwork creative interpretation of the Varietal Characteristic of one (1) of the Canvas Wines: Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay or Merlot (50%)

c. Originality and appeal of his or her written description of his or her Artwork inspiration and career aspirations of why Finalist would like to be an artist as described in the Essays (30%). 

Each of the three grand prize winners will win a $5,000 scholarship from Hyatt and have their artwork featured on a special bottling of Canvas Wines, featured exclusively at Hyatt Hotels and Resorts in the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean.

Links:

Contest Overview: http://www.canvaswines.com/artistseries/description

Contest Rules Fine Print: http://www.canvaswines.com/artistseries/rules

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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