Win money for classroom Art Supplies! (2020 Update)
K Space Contemporary will host the 10th 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 if we obtain a sponsor for this event.)
September 30: Deadline to Register (online)
Oct. 8-10, 14–17: Deliver piñatas to K Space Contemporary (Hours: Wed.–Sat. 11am to 5 pm)
Oct. 21 – Nov. 12: Exhibition Dates
October 30 – Nov. 3: Public voting on Facebook at Corpus Christi Dia de los Muertos Festival
Oct. 30, 2020: Pinata Exhibition will be online at www.diadelosmuertoscc.com, and on our YouTube channel: KSpaceArts. Search “2020 Extravagancia de Piñatas”
Nov. 10: Winners announced on the website, on Facebook, and emailed to group leaders
Nov. 13-14, 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.17.
To register to participate, complete the form and click “Submit”.
2020 Theme: Disfruta al Sabor! (Savor the Flavor!) Mexican Food – submit piñatas inspired by or depicting Mexican food items or referencing Mexican food traditions: Aquas Frescas, Raspas – tacos, enchiladas, tamales – tortillas, guacamole – conches, cures, sopapillas, etc.! The options are endless! Go Big, Go Bright, Go Loco!
Voting: Piñatas will be posted on the Corpus Christi Dia de los Muertos Festival Facebook page for public voting Oct.30 – November 3 (1 week). Awards will be presented for the piñatas receiving the highest number of votes.
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.