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Tourism Month graphic art design contest launched

(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 4:30 p.m. 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 1-4 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:

  • • 1st place: $150 cash + $150 Taste of the Marianas tokens
  • • 2nd place: $100 cash + $100 Taste tokens
  • • 3rd place: $50 cash + $50 Taste tokens
  • • 4th place: $25 cash + $25 Taste tokens
  • • 5th 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 call 664-3200/01. 

By entering, contestants agree to allow MTEC/MVA to use their name, image, and entry for promotional purposes.