WHO:     Grand Rapids Public Schools’ students and their SmartArt
               (Students Making Art with a Renewable Theme) entries

WHAT:    Announcement of the Top 10 finalists for this year’s competition, held in
               conjunction with GRPS and ArtPrize and sponsored by Consumers Energy

WHEN:   11 a.m. Monday, May 24, 2021
               Click here for Zoom link

               Or Telephone: 312 626 6799
               Webinar ID: 810 7604 0381
               Passcode: 824576

Some important facts:

  • The SmartArt competition began in 2013 and is back this year, after being canceled in 2020 due to COVID-19.
  • The 30-minute virtual press conference will include remarks from leaders of Consumers Energy, GRPS and ArtPrize, as well as images of the Top 10 entries. A media Q&A comment period will follow prepared remarks.
  • A listing of the Top 10 students, their names, grades, schools and artwork titles will be e-mailed to media by Consumers Energy Monday afternoon. High resolution images will be available upon request.
  • The overall SmartArt winner will be announced Sept. 19 during ArtPrize at Calder Plaza in downtown Grand Rapids.

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Media Contacts
Consumers Energy: Roger Morgenstern, 517-499-6320
Grand Rapids Public Schools: John Helmholdt, 616-481-2152
ArtPrize: Jaenell Woods, 616.401.1608