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HARTPRIZE Mural Contest

The Hart Project committee is excited to announce its first annual HartPrize Mural Contest! The committee is now accepting design submissions from artists interested in painting an 4-ft x 4-ft mural to be displayed on an exterior wall in Downtown Hart.

The purpose of this project is to promote local artists, encourage community involvement, and to beautify Hart with three murals that bring new life, authentic stories, and the arts to our growing community.

In addition to a cash prize for the 3 selected artists, a plaque will be placed next to the mural and each artist will be promoted on our social media channels, e-newsletter and press releases. Limited Edition prints will be sold with proceeds going to The Hart Project.


A selection committee will choose three mural designs from the submissions received. Artist will be notified/announced, murals will be displayed downtown, and the public will be invited to vote for their favorite mural for a period of 30 days. First place will be awarded $750, $500 for second place and $250 for third place, based on the results of a 30-day public vote.


Design submissions due: August 30, 2022

Top 3 mural designs announced: September 1, 2022

Mural to be completed by: September 29, 2022

Murals installed by: September 30, 2022

Mural Reveal party: October 1, 2022

ArtWalk: October 1, 2022

Public voting: October 1 – November 1, 2022

Winners announced: November 3, 2022


  • Must be 4 feet wide x 4 feet tall – primed boards provided

  • Preference will be given to submissions that evoke an emotional connection with the viewer through design and narrative and honor the diversity and history of the area.

  • Submission does not have to be the final design- a concept sketch is acceptable.

  • Designs can be abstract or lifelike

  • Must be “PG”- may not include nudity, foul language, or drug or alcohol references.

  • Design will be painted directly on primed wood boards.

  • Must be able to have mural painted by September 29, 2022

  • Voting will take place for one month beginning October 1, 2022.

  • Winner will be announced on November 3, 2022.

    • 1st Place $750 + $75 gift card for supplies

    • 2nd Place $500 + $75 gift card for supplies

    • 3rd Place $250 + $75 gift card for supplies


  • The building owner and City of Hart retain rights to move the art at any time.

  • The mural will become the property of the City of Hart.

  • The Hart Project and City of Hart retain rights to use the artwork for poster sales and promotional material, both printed and digital.

  • If the mural needs repairs, the Hart Project and City of Hart will attempt to contact the original artist for input but may make repairs to individual murals.

  • Materials provided: primed, 4-ft x 4-ft board.

*Due date for the design is no later than Wednesday August 31, 2022 at 9 PM

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