Winners of the 2011 “Your Art Here” Contest Announced

This year’s edition of H&M’s “Your Art Here” online art contest, saw over 2,200 great entries being submitted by aspiring artists. Visitors to the contest site voted (and liked, tweeted & commented) on their favorite artworks.

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After extensive deliberations, the judges of the contest were happy to announce Myla Angela CruzRockie Nolan, Kevin Führmann, Jordan Tiberio and Beth Zimmerman to be the winners of the contest.

The five artworks of these artists will be printed on t-shirts and sold all over the U.S., this summer. The artworks will also be installed in the H&M 5th Avenue store window, which millions of people will pass by. The winners will also receive a stipend of $2000 to support their art careers.

Congratulations to all the winners!

Hit the jump to see larger images of the winning artworks.

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H&M’s 2011 ‘Your Art Here’ Contest

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As many of you may know already, I was one of the jury members of H&M’s “Your Art Here” online contest, which was held in October, last year. The hugely successful contest saw over 850 participants, and over 33 million people being reached. Artist Emily Ryan’s incredible ‘HMNYC’ project, which can best described as an interactive art sculpture, was adjudged to be the winning entry of the contest. Her work was showcased in the H&M stores on 5th avenue and 42nd street in NYC. 

If you missed out on last year’s contest, here is some great news for you. H&M has recently launched the second round of contest, and is asking for submissions of artwork from aspiring artists and designers. The top 25 submissions (as voted by the site’s visitors) will be reviewed by an all-star fashion and arts savvy jury, who will then select the best five from the lot.

The winning designs/artwork will be printed on H&M T-shirts—which will be sold all over the US. The winning art pieces will also be exhibited in the window of H&M’s 42nd Street and 5th Avenue stores in New York. In addition, the five winners will each receive a $500 H&M gift card and a $2,000 stipend to support their art/design careers.

I don’t have to stress the fact that having your art exhibited in the stores will result in some major exposure and career traction. This could be the chance of a lifetime, folks.

All entries must be made by 12:01 AM EDT on May 25, 2011. To know more about the rules and other details, please visit the "Your Art Here" site.

Check out some of the diverse and brilliant submissions, after the jump.

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