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Dayton to Dress Up Sixth Avenue with Stick Horse Competition

The City of Dayton is calling all artists for its Stick Horse competition.

What's a stick horse competition?

It's a unique effort to use talented artists to help beautify the storefront windows along Sixth Avenue. There are prizes involved, too! $200 for first place, $100 for second place, and $50 for third place. The competition is sponsored by the City of Dayton's Main Street Board.

Stick Horse entries may be fashioned out of any material such as metal, wood, fabric, recycled objects, etc., and may be anywhere from one to six feet in length.
Stick Horses must be display ready upon submission, including all materials necessary for proper display in any storefront. The Committee will consider special installation as long as it is within reason and within the capability of the artist and building owner.
Artists may get businesses to sponsor your entry, although those submissions will not be eligible for prize money.  Business owners and artists who commission together are responsible for negotiating fees and terms and conditions with each other.
The Stick Horses will be displayed through the end of the year and returned to the artists in early 2014.
Entries must be delivered by September 23 by 5 p.m. to the Dayton City Building.
Artists are asked to pre-register for the event by filling out an application and submitting it to Michael Giffen at [email protected] or by dropping it off at the city building before the entry deadline.  
Applications can be obtained from the city website at or they can be picked up at the city building.  
Stick Horse entries must be accompanied with an official 2013 Stick Horse Competition entry form. Entries without the proper paper work will not be eligible for prize money.
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