A previous entry in the Beer City Coaster Contest depicts downtown Grand Rapids in a bottlecap-shape frame. Photo via fb.com
Your beer coaster is about to get fancy.
Three partners — Experience Grand Rapids, greater Grand Rapids Beer City breweries and SpringHill Suites Grand Rapids North — have launched the second annual citywide Beer City Coaster Contest.
The winning artist’s coaster design will be used at all the participating breweries during ArtPrize 2014.
Entries for the contest must be submitted by 5 p.m. on June 14.
Representatives from the participating organizations will choose the top 10 entries, which will then go to a public online vote from June 30 through July 8.
The grand prize winner will be announced on July 9 at a private ArtNight event at the SpringHill Suites Grand Rapids North, a Marriott brand.
The grand prize includes mass production of the winning design on coasters for the participating Beer City breweries and bars during the time period of ArtPize 2014, Sept. 24-Oct. 12.
The top 10 entries will also win prizes from the Beer City breweries.
“This coaster contest is way for the breweries to be involved with a lot of different exciting events going on in Grand Rapids,” said Jackson Van Dyke, managing partner, Harmony Brewing Co. in Grand Rapids.
To enter, contestants can pick up an entry form and image release form at any participating Beer City brewery or print one online.
Contestants can submit their designs with a signed image release form in person at a participating brewery or email it to partnerinfo at experiencegr dot com.