Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference accepting submissions for 2014 Art Contest

The fifth annual Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference Art Contest is now accepting applications in three categories: professional, amateur and youth. Art from the winners and runners-up will be on display in a special area at the Malloy Conference, scheduled for August 14-16, 2014, in Detroit, Michigan.

The winning entry in the professional and amateur categories will receive a $300 prize and a certificate. The winning entry in the youth category will receive $150 and a certificate.

To download a PDF application for the 2014 Art Contest, click here

  • Where to send:
  • Cost: $30 for up to 3 JPG entries; $10 for youth. Make your check out to “SABR.”
  • Deadline for submissions: May 26, 2014

Entries should show clear relation to the Negro Leagues. Detailed criteria and submission requirements can be found in the PDF application above.

For more information on the Youth Art Contest, click here.

Winners will be notified within three weeks of the deadline. Winners will be responsible for shipping their art and return shipment; and for sending a biography/photo of themselves and a short description of the winning piece for publicity and display purposes. Publicity for artists will include Facebook, website, t-shirts, and more. Photos of the art will also be included in an upcoming issue of Black Ball: A Negro Leagues Journal, published by McFarland & Co.

For more information, click here or contact Leslie Heaphy or Larry Lester.

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Originally published: February 27, 2014. Last Updated: February 27, 2014.