The Hunger Games: The Exhibition, located at MGM Grand, encourages students to think innovatively and creatively while being good stewards of the environment
The Hunger Games: The Exhibition, produced by Cityneon Holdings, announced today an exciting partnership with the Clark County School District (CCSD) to launch a sustainable art competition to coincide with and celebrate Lionsgate’s blockbuster film The Hunger Games’ 10th anniversary – all while making a local impact and encouraging students to think creatively.
Located inside the MGM Grand, this award-winning, multi-million-dollar attraction provides visitors an interactive experience that fully immerses them into the world of The Hunger Games franchise and the “Mockingjay” – exploring props and iconic costumes up close, accessing behind-the-scenes content and participating in a hands-on archery experience.
As the 2022/2023 school year kicks off, the partnership between Cityneon and CCSD via this contest sponsored by Cityneon Holdings will encourage all currently enrolled high school students to think innovatively and creatively alongside their teachers while also being good stewards of the environment. With a theme of “Stand with the Mockingjay,” students entering the contest will be tasked with designing a costume, display or a 10th Anniversary-centric art piece.
“We are thrilled to work alongside CCSD to launch such a unique competition,” said Zoe Tan, Head of Business Development and General Manager of Victory Hill Exhibitions, Cityneon Group. “Being able to make an impact in the Southern Nevada community is a priority for our team. Encouraging students to tap into their creative side may unlock a new door to pursing a future career in design or creative arts, which is something we hope to continue to inspire for many years to come.”
“Creating educational opportunities through experience is essential at The Hunger Games: The Exhibition,” said VP of Creative of Lionsgate Global Products and Experiences Jerry Sabatini. “We are excited to extend that through an incredible art competition that is based on the films’ themes.”
All artwork submitted for the contest must be sustainably sourced using recycled materials or sustainable/used materials found within students’ homes and school.
The esteemed panel of judges will select an overall contest winner; however, three additional winners will also be selected for parallel categories including “Most Sustainable,” and “Judges Pick.”
“Strong community partnerships like this allow our students to be part of academic opportunities outside of the classroom,” said Dr. Keating, Executive Director, CCSD Engagement Unit. “Thank you to the Hunger Games: The Exhibition for creating this competition, which will enrich the lives of students, specifically in subjects of art and STEM.”
Initial submissions for the contest will begin Tuesday Sept. 6 and end Friday, Nov. 4. Students will need to upload their project submissions via the contest website and provide a short description of what the item is, elements used in its creation and any personal notes as to the design.
Up to 25 semi-finalists will be selected and then announced by Monday, Nov. 7.
The exciting contest will then offer the local Southern Nevada community an opportunity to get involved and support the hard work and imagination of the students as their artwork will be displayed at the MGM Grand for public viewing Friday, Nov. 11 through Sunday, Nov. 13.
The winning student(s) of the contest will receive $1,000 in the form of a gift card, a merchandise pack from the attraction gift store, DVD collection of all of the films in The Hunger Games franchise and a 10th anniversary celebration field trip to The Hunger Games: The Exhibition for their entire class. In addition, their art project will remain on display at The Hunger Games: The Exhibition throughout the remainder of 2022.
The teacher or CCSD administrator sponsoring of the winning art piece will also receive $1,000 as a gift to their classroom.
The three added category winners will receive $500 in the form of a gift card, a merchandising pack from the attraction gift store, a DVD collection of all the films in The Hunger Games franchise and a 10th anniversary celebration field trip to The Hunger Games: The Exhibition for their entire class. The teacher or CCSD administrator sponsoring the winning student or group will receive $500 in the form of a gift card to use in their classroom.
For more information, to review details, contest rules, and/or submit a project, students can visit TheHungerGamesExhibition.com/10thAnniversaryArtContest prior to Friday, Nov. 4, 2022.