Plano Magazine Cover Art Contest

Plano Magazine May 2020 sidewalk chalk art cover contest

Plano Magazine wants to see your sidewalk chalk art!

In this time of self-quarantining, many individuals and families have taken to their sidewalks with chalk, creating positive messages and artwork to brighten their neighbors’ day.

We invite you and/or your children to create sidewalk chalk art showing one of the reasons you #loveplano and then submit it to us for the chance to win prizes in one of three categories. Additionally, one artist will have his/her artwork featured on our May cover.

How to enter:

1. As an individual or as a family, create sidewalk art using washable chalk on the sidewalk in front of your home, or only at a place where you have permission. Entrants MUST live in Plano or have a child enrolled in a Plano ISD school.

2. When finished, take a high-quality photo of the art.

  • Make sure the design is clear to see.
  • Try to get an overhead angle to show as much of the art as possible.
  • Leave plenty of room around the edge of your artwork; do not crop the photo too closely to the artwork.
  • If there are a lot of shadows cast on your art by trees or the photographer, you may have to wait for a different time of day to take the photo.

3. Email full-resolution photo to with subject line “Cover Art,” and include your name and the category you fit into in the message.

Categories:

1. Individual age 12 and under

2. Individual age 13 and up

3. Family category (for art created by multiple people living together)

How to win:

1. Entries are due by email by midnight April 17.

2. We will post all submissions to the Plano Magazine Facebook page on April 20.

3. Viewers can vote for their favorites with Facebook “likes” until 5pm on April 24.

4. We will tally the votes based on Facebook likes. The artworks with the most votes in each of the three categories wins a prize pack from Plano Magazine.

5. Plano Magazine staff will decide which of the submitted artworks goes on the May cover.

What are the prizes?

  • Ages 12 and under:
    Interurban Railway Museum coloring book
    Bambino gift certificate for 12 and under, courtesy of Plano Moms
    Plano Parks and Recreation goody bag
    Adventures in Tea Time print by local artist Rae Pleasant
    Crayola Experience coffee mug, travel mug & two admission tickets
  • Ages 13 and up:
    Interurban Railway Museum coloring book
    Love Plano t-shirt, courtesy of City of Plano
    Plano Parks and Recreation goody bag
    Blank comic book template from local artist Rae Pleasant
    Crayola Experience coffee mug, travel mug & two admission tickets
  • Family Category
    Ammie E .Wilson Book, courtesy of Heritage Farmstead Museum
    Visit Plano water bottle
    Plano Parks and Recreation goody bag
    Crayola Experience coffee mug, travel mug & two admission tickets
    4-pack tickets to Beatles Night on Oct. 24, courtesy Plano Arts & Events
  • Grand Prize
    Will have artwork on cover of May issue
    Yearlong membership to Plano Recreation Centers
    Blank hardcover notebook from local artist Rae Pleasant
    Plano Parks and Recreation goody bag