On March 10th, 2020, the winner of a Facebook Group Art Contest was announced... and...Surprise! My artwork was the grand prize winner!
Check out the drawing I created specifically for this contest:
Two weeks ago, a contest was published on a Facebook Group that I belong to called, "PEZ For Sale". This group allows group members to sell or buy PEZ Dispensers. PEZ Dispenser Collecting has been a lifelong hobby of mine, I currently have over 1000 PEZ Dispensers along with other PEZ merchandise and memorabilia! You can check out my growing collection HERE.
As a member of the "PEZ For Sale" Facebook Group, I have purchased some great pieces over that past year or so, and have gotten some great deals. When the contest was announced, I was very intrigued, and definitely wanted to participate!
Landon Proctor, one of the group administrators, posted a video on the "PEZ For Sale" Group Page, explaining that he wanted to hold an art contest so that group members would create an art piece that he could use as a Cover Photo for the Group's Page. All entries must meet the size requirements of a Facebook Cover Page, and include the words "PEZ For Sale". Other than that the artwork could be created in any way, it could be a digital artwork, a photograph, a drawing, anything really. The contestants were given several days before the deadline of submission. Once the deadline approached, Landon Proctor would judge the entries by choosing the art that he liked the best as The Grand Prize Winner. The grand prize would be two (one red and one blue) of the NEW Disney Parks Monorail Pez Dispenser Display!
Click here to read an article, about these new displays, published on WDW News Today's Website:
New Disney Parks Monorail PEZ Dispenser Display
As you can imagine, I was super excited to have an opportunity to win these unique PEZ Displays! I do not plan on visiting Disneyland soon, and the California Park is the only place these are currently being sold. I immediately began brainstorming ideas, knowing I would draw something by hand for my entry. I then busted out my trusty pencil, eraser, sketch pad, Copic Multiliner Ink Set, and my Prismacolor Color Pencils!
Work in Progress...
I love drawing, and find PEZ Dispensers especially fun to draw the likeness of! I decided for my entry I would draw something festival inspired, with a carousel, that had (instead of the traditional horses), PEZ Dispensers! I also thought it would be cute to add a festival inspired banner with the words, "PEZ For Sale", along with some iconic and newly released dispensers. I particularly loved drawing that (oh so cute) Hello Kitty Llama PEZ Dispenser! I then added a PEZ Girl and a PEZ Boy to each side of my main drawing to widen my artwork so it would meet the dimension requirements for a Facebook Cover Photo. I spent a good several hours on my drawing over the span of two days... then I uploaded it to the entry site...
My Prize Arrives!
Today, Wednesday, March 18th, 2020, a package arrived from Burbank, California! It was my fabulous Grand Prize from Landon Proctor of the "PEZ For Sale" Facebook Group! My two oldest children huddled around me anxiously, as I opened the box revealing these lovely Disney Parks Monorail PEZ Candy Dispenser Displays! It is so exciting to add these unique pieces to my collection! I am so grateful to Landon Proctor for choosing my drawing as the winner, and for offering such a generous prize!
Check out a few photos that I took, using my Vintage Mickey and Vintage Donald Duck PEZ Dispensers as models!
Surprisingly, there are many contest that I have found on Facebook, and other Social Media sites, through various pages that I 'Like" or groups that I am a member of, especially in the PEZ Collecting Community! In the past year or two, I have entered several contests.
Check out a few of my past Contest Entries:
This is the Envelope Art that I created in May of 2019, and submitted to an Envelope Art Contest held by The Portugal PEZ Gathering. Contestants were invited to participate from all around the world, and were asked to send their entry by mail all the way to Portugal! I thought it was such a clever idea to have entries arrive this way! Imagine the interesting effect of postage and post office stamps on the Envelope Artwork! Although my envelope was not a winner, I was sent a participation gift, along with someone else's Envelope Art that was created at The Portugal PEZ Gathering of 2019. This was a really awesome contest to be a part of!
This is my entry into a Funko Pop! PEZ Photography Contest, with a prize of a Gold Huckleberry Hound Funko Pop! PEZ Dispenser, sent to the winner directly from Funko! For my entry, I used a mixed media approach, and re-created a cover of a Huckleberry Hound Comic Book! I drew the cow, moon, and spaceship, and then I cut them out, suspending them with thread, over blue fabric, with my Funko Pop! Huckleberry Hound PEZ Dispenser inside! I was really happy with the effect, but unfortunately, this was not a winning photo...
In the future I plan to continue to use my artistic abilities to enter as many contests as offered! I have found it extremely fun to create art for these contests, even if I have only won once (which is awesome enough for me!)!
Thank you for reading about my Winning Artwork for the "PEZ For Sale" Art Contest! I look forward to sharing with you many more art and fashion projects in the months to come!
Have a very PEZZY Day!
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