GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - Time magazine has named ArtPrize one of its "Five Festive Events You Won't Want to Miss in 2013."
Showcasing more than 1,500 entries in 2012, the world's largest art competition brings hundreds of thousands of people to Grand Rapids each year.
Also on the list:
- Pasola in Sumba, Indonesia
- Eurovision Song Contest in Malmo, Sweden
- Guca Trumpet Festival in Guca, Serbian Dragacevo
- Burt Munro Challenge on South Island, New Zealand
ArtPrize awards $560,000 in prizes. The winner of the largest prize is selected by the public.
"The prize money is the largest of its kind in the world, but ArtPrize's real difference isn't cash," Time says. "It's the event's 'unusual and daring ability to completely democratize the process of artistic judgment,' says 2011 judge Noit Banai. 'Whether one agrees or disagrees with the grand public's choice, the process empowers ordinary people to be the sole judge of value.'"
ArtPrize 2013 runs Sept. 18 to Oct. 6.
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