Let the Contest of Creativity Commence!

Posted on : 13 Oct 2020 | No Comments

Calling all artists, musicians and creative minds! Starting October 1st, online registration opens for the month-long art and music competition, Dragons on the Rock: Contest of Creativity. Participants can enter up to 3 competitions including poster design, drumming and theme song production. The cost to participate in each contest is $20. Artists of all ages are encouraged to enter! Click to visit the official Contest of Creativity site.

Design a poster to advertise Dragons on the Rock 2021! The winning design will be used for all marketing materials including a Lamar billboard. Any medium is accepted and designs must include dragons or dragon boat racing, along with a statement that all proceeds benefit KANDU and our mission of providing opportunities for people with disabilities and disadvantages.

Anything goes with the drumming competition! We ask that drummers get creative and incorporate dragons or dragon boat racing into their video, whether it’s with a costume, back drop or props. The winner will receive the opportunity to perform a drum solo and introduce the drumming competition at Dragons on the Rock 2021. 

Song writers and producers! Compose a short song or jingle that embodies both KANDU’s mission and our annual dragon boat race and festival! The winning song will be the official Dragons on the Rock theme, used for advertising and played during the event. The winner will also have the honor of awarding medals during the 2021 dragon boat race winners ceremony.

Check out the Dragons on the Rock 2019 Youtube playlist for inspiration!

Each first place winner will also receive $500 off a dragon boat team registration fee in 2021 or VIP tent access, which includes lunch, snacks and soft drinks throughout the event. Second place winners receive $250 off a boat team registration fee. If winners are unable to participate in next year’s dragon boat race, they can choose to sponsor a client boat, receiving recognition on team T-shirts and signage.

Contest finalists will be chosen by the general public via online voting, so sharing on social media is crucial for victory! Votes cost $1 each and are limited to 100 per person. Once contest submission and voting availability ends October 31st (at midnight), the final winners will be determined by 2019 Dragons on the Rock boat team captains. Winners will be announced Saturday, November 13th at 10 AM live on the KANDU Facebook page and contacted directly.

To coincide with this online event, KANDU will also be featuring short videos from individuals with different disabilities throughout the month of October. These individual stories and experiences will be shared on KANDU’s Facebook page, as well as on our website, as we encourage awareness and acceptance among people of all abilities.

We may not be able to race dragon boats this year, but we can still get creative! Visit www.kanduindustries.com/contest for more information and to get started on your masterpiece today! Interested in becoming a sponsor? Contact Liz at lmenz@kanduindustries.com