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Fish piñata, Dia de los Muertos Festival, Corpus Christi, Texas

ATTENTION TEACHERS

Win money for classroom Art Supplies!

K Space Contemporary will host the 11th Annual Extravagancia de Piñatas exhibition and competition for youth in conjunction with our annual Dia de Los Muertos Festivities. Local K-12 teachers are invited to create piñatas with their youth groups, classes, and/or after-school clubs.

Cash awards will be given for the 1st Place piñatas in these categories: Elementary (K-5), Middle School (6-8), and High School (9-12). Awards must be used for classroom supplies. (More awards will be announced as we obtain sponsors for the event.)

 

CALENDAR:

Sept. 30:  Deadline to Register (online) 

Oct. 16:  Deliver piñatas to K Space Contemporary (Hours: 11am to 5 pm)

Oct. 25 – Nov. 12: Exhibition Dates

October 25 – Nov. 7: Public voting on Facebook and during Dia de los Muertos Festival

Oct. 30, 2020: Pinata Exhibition will be online at www.diadelosmuertoscc.com and Facebook at “Corpus Christi Dia de los Muertos Festival”

Nov. 10: Winners announced on the website, on Facebook, and emailed to group leaders 

Nov. 12, 11 am-5 pm: Pick Up Piñatas

PIÑATA CONTEST

GUIDELINES

Eligibility: Open to K-12 school groups (classes/clubs) in Corpus Christi and cities within a 50-mile radius. Each group/club may enter one hand-constructed Piñata (group project.) Piñatas must be delivered to K Space Contemporary by Oct.16.

To register to participate, complete the form and click “Submit”.

2021 Theme: Mil Milagros (A Thousand Miracles) – Milagros is the Spanish word for “Miracles”. Traditionally Milagros are represented by charms that are made out of pewter and silver to decorate altars, shrines, or sacred objects to be used for protection, healing, or blessing. Milagros used as a name also refers to “Our Lady of Miracles” which is another title given to the Virgin Mother. What kinds of Milagros do you experience in your life? Do you use Milagros charms of your own? Use your creative license and think about what one thousand miracles looks like to you!

Voting: The public is invited to vote for their favorite pinatas in person during the exhibition.  Piñatas will also be posted on the Corpus Christi Dia de los Muertos Festival Facebook page for public voting October 30 – November 7 (~1 week). Awards will be presented for the piñatas receiving the highest number of votes totaled from both Facebook and in person voting.

Awards: $100 Award for First Place in each category – Elementary (K-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12).  Checks presented to the winning groups’ leaders are to be used for classroom supplies.

Size: Piñatas must fit through a 40” wide doorway. Piñatas must not weigh over 8 pounds.

Hanger: Piñatas must be ready-to-hang with a built-in secure, sturdy hanger. K Space is not responsible for broken piñatas that fall because of faulty construction or faulty suspension method.

Label: Attach a label to the hanger that includes: School/Group, Teacher/Leader’s name, Leader’s email address & phone number, title, and price. Download label form or pick up at K Space, complete and attach to finished piñata.

Sales:  Piñatas can be priced for sale. 100% of the proceeds from sales are paid to the participating group’s leader by check. Enter “NFS“ (not for sale) as “retail price” if you do not want to sell your piñata.

PIÑATA CONTEST

REGISTRATION FORM

Piñata Information