Submit your entry for 2015 SABR Negro Leagues Youth Art Contest

Entries are now being accepted for the SABR Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference’s 2015 Youth Art Contest.

The theme for this year’s contest is “Black Baseball Life” and the deadline for entries is June 30, 2015.

Cost: $10 per three entries. No maximum number per school.

Criteria: For sculptural works, multiple pictures in jpeg format may be entered. Otherwise, one jpeg image per entry allowed. Entries must be clearly titled and should not exceed 300 DPI. Traditional art mediums accepted. All entries must be “by the hand of the artist.” No videos/other electronically produced work, please.

Winner will receive a $150 check—for the individual student. All schools that enter students will have their name placed in a drawing and two winners will be chosen. The winning schools will each receive $250 worth of age appropriate books about Negro League baseball for their libraries. (Sponsored by the Society for American Baseball Research).

The Decision of the jurors is final. Details on jurors can be found at or at Photos of winning entries and runners up will also be included in an upcoming issue of McFarland’s Black Ball: A Negro Leagues Journal.

Checks can be mailed to Leslie Heaphy at KSU at Stark, 6000 Frank Rd, North Canton, OH 44720 and should be made out to SABR (Society for American Baseball Research). You can also pay online at Mark payment as art entry fee.

The 18th annual Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference will be held August 6-8, 2015, at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The conference is open to all baseball, history and sports fans of all ages. Visit for registration or more information.

Originally published: June 8, 2015. Last Updated: June 8, 2015.