Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference Art Competition

Submit your entry for this year’s art content; theme: “Black Baseball Heroes”.

The Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference, sponsored by the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR), announces its 2011 Art Contest. The theme of the competition is “Black Baseball Heroes.”

There are three categories for entries: professional, amateur and youth (under 16). A $20 entry fee is required for up to three entries—one picture of each.  Complete details of the contest are available here.

Three (3) entries (JPG format). For sculptural works, multiple pictures in jpeg format may be entered. Otherwise, one JPG image per entry allowed. Entries must be clearly titled and should not exceed 300 DPI. Maximum size for entries are 40″ x 40″ for 2D works, 60 linear inches for sculptural works. Work must not exceed a weight of 100 pounds. Traditional art mediums
accepted. All entries must be “by the hand of the artist.” No videos or other electronically produced work, please.

The winning entry in each category plus runner-up will have their art displayed in a special area during the Negro League conference at the Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference in Indianapolis, IN, July 21 -24th, 2011. The winning entry in each category will also receive a $400 prize and a certificate from the conference. Photos of winning entries and runners up will also be included in an upcoming issue of Black Ball: A Negro Leagues Journal (published by McFarland).

Deadline for all entries to be received is May 6, 2011. Winners will be notified within three weeks of the deadline. Winners will be responsible for shipping their art to the museum and for sending a biography/photo of themselves and a short description of the winning piece for publicity and display purposes. Winners will be interviewed by a member of the committee to develop longer articles for publicity. Complete rules and submission information is available here.

For more information on the SABR Negro Leagues Committee, click here.

Originally published: January 4, 2011. Last Updated: April 22, 2020.