The annual Art of Troegs contest is the perfect combination of two things we like a lot around here: art and beer. Each year, Troegs asks local (and not-so-local) artists to “take a piece of Troegs” (which means a label, a bottlecap, all those empties from your recycling bin) and use it to create a piece of art?
What kind of art? Any kind at all. Paintings, sculptures, flat or 3D, collages, whatever Pablos your Picasso. And the best thing about it is that the winning piece (as chosen by Troegs) will be displayed at the Art of Troegs gallery at the company’s Hershey, PA brewery. There’ll be an opening party and everything. Oh, and also? Winner gets $500 bucks. Which will buy you a lot of beer.
So here are the details, straight from Troegs:
Eligible entrants may get in on the Art of Tröegs Contest by creating an original work of art (painting, drawing, mixed media, crafts, sculpture, collage, jewelry, metalwork, carving, mosaic, stained glass, etc.) that includes at least one element of Tröegs packaging. Bottlecaps, cans, bottles, labels, cardboard carriers, corks … it’s all fair game.
To enter, submit your artwork or a picture of your piece to the addresses below. All submissions must include your name, address, email and phone number. Seriously. While we love getting random pieces of amazing artwork, it’s a total bummer if we don’t know who did it. And if you want to include your website, social media info, or a story about how/why you created the art, etc. that would be super, but not required.
Submissions can be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org or sent to:
The Art of Tröegs Contest
Tröegs Independent Brewery
200 E. Hersheypark Drive, Hershey, PA 17033
All submissions are due by Sunday, May 13. More details are available here. And for inspiration, here are a couple snaps of past entries–including last year’s winner (that’s New Jersey’s Brian Begley with his retrofitted size 13 Nike Dunks).
Art of Troegs [Official rules and whatnot]