Prize money offered for Light City community installations

Organizers of next year’s Light City festival are offering more than $11,000 in prize money to community groups that create illuminated displays in their neighborhoods.

The Brilliant Baltimore Community Showcase Program offers a $2,018 grand prize to a group that creates a display featuring the festival’s official colors of lime green, turquoise and pink. The display must be organized by a nonprofit, community and/or merchant association, and remain on view from April 6 to April 21. Registration forms are due by Feb. 1. More information can be found here.

In addition to the grand prize, nine honorable mention prizes of $1,000 each will be awarded. The program is separate from the Neighborhood Lights portion of the event, in which artists will create illuminated projects to be displayed in 14 city neighborhoods.

The third annual Light City celebration will stretch over three weekends, from April 6-21. Neighborhood Lights kicks off April 6, with the festival itself running April 14-21 at the Inner Harbor, along Pratt and Light streets. In addition, the Labs@LightCity social innovation conference is set for April 18-21 at the IMET Columbus Center, 701 E. Pratt St.

Organizers are also seeking submissions for On Demand, featuring digital content to be displayed on an LED screen during the festival. Applications for that are due Nov. 15.

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