MACOMB COUNTY, MI — Macomb County officials on Tuesday announced the creation of its #MaskUpMacomb campaign, which invites all county residents to design a post to help promote the importance of wearing face masks during the coronavirus pandemic.
The campaign is sponsored by the county in partnership with the Anton Art Center and Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals, and will result in prizes to the top three winning entries in two age categories.
“Art has a powerful way of communicating beyond what words alone can do,” said Barbara Rossmann, President and CEO, Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals. “Right now, wearing a mask is one of our best defenses against COVID-19. I’m excited to see how our artists can creatively reinforce that message.”
Entries can be submitted here between Aug. 26 and Sept. 16.
A panel of judges will review and score entries based on originality, distinctive design and its ability to convey the message that face coverings are an important way to protect public health, the county said in a news release. Entries will be viewed and judged randomly.
Entries will be accepted in two age categories: Those above the age of 18 and those below the age of 18.
The top entry in the adult category will be printed as a poster and distributed in communities across Macomb County, the county said. The creator of the top design will also receive a cash prize of $500 with $250 awarded to the second top scoring design and $150 for the third.
The top three entries in the youth category will each receive one complimentary registration for an art class offered at the Anton Art Center in downtown Mount Clemens.