GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - The ArtPrize HUB opened Saturday morning to get people signed up and ready to vote.
You can sign up at ArtPrize.org or at any exhibition site, at the ArtPrize HUB on 41 Sheldon Ave., The Women's City Club, The Public Library, and Monroe Community Church.
And this year you get the ArtPrize map for free.
Once you're activated you can vote by text, on the website, or the free mobile app available for Apple and Android.
Artprize is the world's largest art competition. More than 1,500 artists have entered to display their entries at 162 venues across 3 square miles in downtown Grand Rapids Sept. 19 through Oct. 7.
Participating artists hail from 56 countries and 45 states.
Total prize money is $560,000, with $360,000 determined solely by public vote. Other prizes will be juried awards. The Top 10 winners will receive cash prizes, with the first-place winner taking home $200,000.
Voting is free and open to anyone 16 years of age or older. The first round of voting has been extended to 11 days this year. ArtPrize officially opens at noon on Wednesday.
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Hey Clark W. Griswold...it looks like you have some competition!