Ono’u is the First International Graffiti Festival in Tahiti, sponsored by Montana Colors and Allcity, and will be held on the 10th and 11th of May in Papeete. It’s a unique festival within Polynesia and will host an International Graffiti Competition in which 24 artists will compete.

In addition to live painting by writers from all over the world, there’ll be a Graffiti Village with expositions, projections, and workshops. The infrastructure will cover 1500m2.

24 artists will be selected to participate in the competition: 19 international artists and 5 Polynesians. They’ll each have the opportunity to be take part in the qualifying rounds and then the competition final in Toata. A judging panel made up of renowned artists specializing in urban art, as well as personalities from the world of art and culture, will evaluate the quality of the pieces to decide on the winner. The generous cash prize will be divided out to the top 3 finalists in this way:

First prize: $10,000
Second prize: $5,000
Third prize: $2,500

To enter the competition, before the deadline of the 31st of January 2014, click on the following link: Ono’u Competition 2014.

If you want more info about the contest, festival, or complete event program, you can visit the website and Facebook page.

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