Sponsored by the Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation, Akron Art Prize is an exciting addition to Akron's art scene. The competition starts Saturday, Sept. 6 at the Downtown Akron Artwalk. Winners will be announced Saturday, Oct. 4 in the grand lobby of the Akron Art Museum. First place receives $5,000 and the honor of displaying their piece in the Akron Art Museum for the week following the competition. There will be five $1,000 runner-up prizes awarded as well.
Guests age 16 and older with a valid driver’s license may register to vote with their mobile phones or preregister before the event. Kiosks will also be available for those without texting capability. Voting will take place during a limited timeframe and will only be allowed within Downtown, encouraging voters to attend and experience the events.