Tourism Month graphic art design contest launched


The first-place entry of Carrie Pangelinan in the 2017 Tourism Month Graphic Arts Design Contest. Entries are now being accepted from CNMI students in grades 6-12 for the 2018 Tourism Month Graphic Arts Design Contest, jointly organized by the Marianas Visitors Authority and Marianas Tourism Education Council. (MVA)

Are you a student with graphic design skills? Marianas Tourism Education Council and the Marianas Visitors Authority would love to see your ideas for promoting special places in the Marianas.

MTEC and the MVA are holding a Tourism Month 2018 Graphic Arts Design Contest titled “See My Marianas” for CNMI students in grades 6-12. The deadline to submit entries is 4:30pm on May 11, 2018, and winners will be announced at the Taste of the Marianas International Food Festival on May 19.

Submissions must be an original digital design with the words “See My Marianas” featuring a site/location in the Marianas that the artist would encourage people to visit. Entries should include the name of the site/location, and brief one-to-four sentence description of the site, and the following: www.mymarianas,com and Facebook icon with the address and Instagram icon with the address

Submissions may be made by mailing to or posting on Facebook at My Marianas ( with the hashtag #mymarianasdesign.

Entries should include student name and grade. All entries must be accompanied by a permission release form, and winners will be contacted via Facebook or email, however they submit.

Prizes are:

• First place: $150 cash + $150 Taste of the Marianas tokens 

• Second place: $100 cash + $100 Taste tokens 

• Third place: $50 cash + $50 Taste tokens 

• Fourth place: $25 cash + $25 Taste tokens 

• Fifth place: $25 cash + $25 Taste tokens 

Entries will be judged on the following: adherence to contest guidelines, artistic execution, accuracy of site/location name and description, emotional response/does it create a feeling of enticement to see the site/location 
For contest guidelines and a permission release form, visit For more information, contact MVA Community Projects assistant Demalyn Pagarao at or 670.664.3200/01. By entering, contestants agree to allow MTEC/MVA to use their name, image, and entry for promotional purposes. (MVA)

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