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CALL for ENTRIES: Mystery Build 2014

2013 December 12

Enter the $5 Art Contest today!sweet

My culinary specialty is making meals out of whatever I happen to find in the cabinets and making it seem purposeful.  Sure, I can make chocolate mousse out of an avocado, cocoa and honey.  Yes, I can make brownies out of black beans and chocolate chips.  Not everything comes with the perfect ingredients.  And, while most folks won’t think the kit from this Call is perfect to create a masterpiece, you’ll have all the ingredients; just make it work. Take a look…

Check out this Call for Entries for Mystery Build 2014. This year’s theme is “Build a Dream”.  We are so proud that our Featured Artist Amy Kollar Anderson won the People’s Choice Award for the 2013 Mystery Build.  Which one of you is going to win an award for 2014? Investigate this one…

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Mystery Build 2014


Mystery Build is an art challenge developed by two artists to inspire creativity. The concept is simple. Buy a kit. Make something out of the contents of the kit. And, upload either a picture or video of your creation.

ELIGIBILITY: Contest is only open to legal residents of the U.S. and D.C. Contestants must be 18 years of age and older to receive cash prizes. Contestants under the age of 18 must have an adult who is 18 or older complete the Submission Form.

THEME:  “Build a Dream” — You may interpret the contest’s theme any way you wish.

Learn more about Mystery Build 2014!MEDIA: You must buy a Mystery Build Kit. You may choose to use anything in the Kit and the Mystery Build box itself, but you are not required to use all of the materials. Entrants MAY ADD paint, varnish, lacquer, food coloring, oil, water, dye, ink, and similar liquids to decorate or enhance the entry, or to manipulate the materials. Liquids may not be used for structural elements, but may only be used as a surface enhancement or as a tool. Substances which are not liquid at room temperature, such as wax, are excluded. Liquid adhesives not included in the Kit are also not permitted. Judges will have final ruling on use of liquids.

Wandering Wonder by Amy Kollar Anderson

“Wandering Wonder” by Amy Kollar Anderson — 2013 People’s Choice Winner

Entrants may use any tools available to them to alter the materials in the Mystery Build Kit, barring tools that add or leave behind an additional physical material, such as a stapler which leaves a metal staple, or a soldering operation which adds solder. You may make tools out of any materials you want. Tools may include molds, which also do not have to be made of materials from the Kit.


DEADLINE: Submissions are due by 10/20/14 at 12:59 p.m. ET.

ENTRY FEE: FOR a LIMITED TIME $49.95 for the kit (includes shipping, kit and contest entry fee) as of the writing of this post.  Normally, the cost is $59.95.

JUDGING PROCESS: An independent, qualified panel of judges will judge all eligible entries received based on these criteria:  Creativity and Use of Materials, Creative Use of the Theme, Execution/Craftsmanship, and Presentation.

AWARDS: There are $21,000 in cash Prizes. Check here for complete prize details.

For complete details, Read the Rules!

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