Sunny Spaces Art Contest Rules & Conditions

We’re shining a spotlight on our talented local artists with the Sunny Spaces Art Contest (“Contest”). This Contest offers artists, who are residents of Sunny Isles Beach, the chance to create a lasting impact in our community. Participants will either paint or hand draw an original 8” X 8” piece that incorporates the theme of Parks and Open Spaces. If selected, the artwork will be recreated at the Gateway Artway at Gateway Center. We’re excited to see your submissions and showcase our local artists’ work for everyone in Sunny Isles Beach to enjoy!

Eligibility: The City of Sunny Isles Beach Sunny Spaces Art Contest (Contest) is open to residents of Sunny Isles Beach only. Artwork must be either painted or hand drawn to cover an 8” x 8” surface encompassing our theme of “Parks and Open Spaces, which must be in color.  Use of any copyrighted and trademarked materials, including characters or symbols, is strictly prohibited and each Entrant must ensure that no artwork submitted infringes upon the rights of privacy, or intellectual property rights, of any person or entity. The artwork must be original and 100% created by the Entrant. Entries that do not conform to the entry guidelines or fail to provide the requested completed waiver form may be removed from consideration. Minors must obtain written permission to participate from their parent or legal guardian. If a participant is a minor, his or her parent or legal guardian must agree to these official rules on behalf the minor child.

Contest period: The Contest runs from May 1 to July 31, 2024.

How to enter: During the contest period, you may enter the Contest by completing the waiver form and submitting the form with your artwork, which must be submitted in person at the Sunny Isles Beach Visitor Center, 18070 Collins Avenue, during business hours no later than 5 p.m. on July 31, 2024. Up to two (2) entries are allowed per person. Contest entrants must provide their name, Sunny Isles Beach Resident ID Card, and method of contact such as email or phone number to be eligible to win.

Selection of winners: Up to five winners will be selected. Winners will be chosen by a selected group of Sunny Isles Beach staff members. Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received.

Winner verification and notification: The Contest winners will be notified by November 2024 via the contact information provided in the waiver. By participating in this Contest, Entrants consent to the use of the Entrant’s name, photograph, likeness, voice, and/or video, for promotional purposes, including, but not limited to, online and on-air announcements, signage, posters, television, magazine articles, websites, social media sites (including, but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube), and any other publication at the City’s discretion, without limitation and without additional compensation except where prohibited by law. In the event of a conflict between the entry instruction and these contest rules, these contest rules shall control.

General rules: The City reserves the right to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process and/or to cancel, modify, or suspend this Contest should entrant fraud or misconduct or other causes beyond the control of the City corrupt the administration, integrity, security, or proper operation of the Contest. The City is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, or in the administration, of the Contest. Each Entrant releases and agrees to hold the City harmless from and against any and all claims and liability arising from or in connection with participation in this Contest. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply and must be adhered to by each Entrant. City is not responsible for lost, late, illegible, incomplete, blocked, delayed, technical, or human errors in submitting contest entries. By entering your artwork in the Contest, you give the City absolute discretion to post the submission on its website or use your artwork for promotional purposes related to the business of the City. An executed waiver form will be required at time of submission. The waiver form must be signed upon submitting your entry to the contest. By entering this Contest, each Entrant affirms, represents, and warrants that: i) its entry is an original work of the entrants; ii) its entry does not defame or invade the rights or privacy of any person, living or deceased, and does not contain any material that would violate or infringe upon the copyrights, patents, trademarks, rights of privacy or publicity, or other intellectual property rights of any person or entity; iii) to the extent that its entry contains any third party materials and/or depicts the name, likeness, or indicia of identity of any person living or deceased, the Entrant has secured and will provide all necessary permissions and releases to enable use of such materials in its entry. By entering this Contest, each Entrant grants the City of Sunny Isles Beach, a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sub licensable, and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, publish, prepare derivative works of, and display, without compensation or obtaining further permission, their entries in any and all media now known or hereafter developed (including, without limitation, print, broadcast, and internet), for all legitimate business purposes including advertising and promotional activities, including but not limited to in connection to this Contest. Once the drawing is submitted as a contest entry, it becomes property of the City of Sunny Isles Beach and Entrant should not expect the return of the drawing. Entrants are prohibited from submitting entries that: i) contain material that is copyrighted, protected by trade secret or otherwise subject to third party proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, unless the Entrant is the owner of such rights or has the permission from the rightful owner to grant the City of Sunny Isles Beach all of the license rights granted herein; ii) publish falsehoods or misrepresentations that could damage the City of Sunny Isle Beach; iii) contain material that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, libelous, threatening, pornographic, harassing, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, give rise to civil liability, violate any law, or is otherwise inappropriate. By participating in this Contest, the Entrant agrees to release and hold harmless the City of Sunny Isles Beach and all of its representatives, agents, and employees from any and all liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses, or damages, of any kind arising from or in connection with, either directly or indirectly, participation in the Contest.

Use of entry information: The City will not use submitted information for any purpose other than to contact the potential winners.

Release of ownership: The City and its authorized employees or agents may use any artwork or elements of any artwork submitted to this Contest in future City-sponsored brochures, posters, websites, social media, pamphlets, newspaper, City advertisements and/or any other promotional materials. The participants of this Contest agree to give permission for artwork to be used in future promotional materials by the City and agree that any artwork, photographs, pictures, slides, movies, or videos may be used in connection with participation in the Contest without any compensation from the City or their agents and employees and you agree to hereby consent to the use of said artwork, photographs, pictures, slides, movies, or videos for any legal purpose.

No payment of any kind is necessary to participate in or win the City of Sunny Isles Beach Sunny Spaces Art Contest.


Does the artwork need to feature Parks and Open Spaces?
Yes. The artwork must highlight any of our City’s parks and open spaces where people gather for recreational, aesthetic, educational or cultural use. It’s up to the artist’s interpretation as to how the park or open space is depicted.

What size should the artwork be?
The paper or canvas you submit must be at least 8″ X 8″ or larger. The dimensions must be a perfect square.

What material can be used for the artwork?
We recommend using either paper or canvas. Winning pieces will be professionally transferred to become art installations at various locations around the city.

What medium can be used to create the artwork?
Various mediums can be used, including paints, pencils, charcoal, and pastels. The artwork must be hand-painted or drawn. Digital artwork will not be accepted.

Can I copy another piece of art?
You may not use any copyrighted character. The artwork must be original and created 100% by the artist.

How old do I have to be to participate?
This contest is open to all ages; however, minors must  obtain permission from their parent or legal guardian to participate. If a participant is a minor, his or her parent or legal guardian must agree to the official rules  on behalf of his or her minor child.

Do I have to create my art within the boundary box of the submission form?
No, your artwork can be completed on your own paper or canvas that is at least 8″ X 8″.

Should I sign the painting?
Please include your name, whether it is on the front or the back of the painting, so that we may identify you. If you do sign the front of the painting, please print your name on the back just so we are able to clearly read your name.

Do I need to be a resident of Sunny Isles Beach to enter the contest?

Yes. To qualify, artists must show their Sunny Isles Beach Resident ID Card when submitting their artwork.

How do I submit my artwork?
Entries must be submitted in-person at the Sunny Isles Beach Visitor Center during regular business hours.

Visitor Center
18070 Collins Avenue
1st Floor
Monday – Saturday: 10 AM – 4 PM
Sunday: Closed