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The Natural Cannabis Company
Fifth Annual International Cannabis Art Contest Receives Entries from over 60 Countries
SANTA ROSA, Calif., March 15, 2018 – The fifth annual High Art competition, hosted by Natural Cannabis Company, closes on March 20th. The world’s first international art competition dedicated to cannabis as muse opened for submissions on February 20th, giving artists around the world thirty days to submit their best artwork with hopes of winning some of the $50,000 USD prize pot.
Winners will be announced on April 20th during The Natural Cannabis Company’s annual 420 celebration. One grand prize winner will receive $15,000 USD plus the opportunity to select one top-rated international charity to receive an additional $10,000 USD on their behalf. The list of eligible charities includes The American Red Cross, Amnesty International, PETA, UNICEF, Doctors Without Borders and the International Campaign to End Landmines.
The top 20 artists will receive cash prizes and ten more will receive honorable mentions that highlight unique skill and creativity. One artist will be chosen “Crowd Favorite” via online vote, open to the public now at www.NaturalCannabis.com/HighArt.
“This year’s High Art contest broke records on day one. It’s incredible to know that High Art is inspiring so many creative minds from around the world, ” said Noa Commendador, Art Director at the High Art competition. “This year’s theme of Freedom has allowed artists the flexibility to fully express themselves with artwork that captures a sense of liberation echoed throughout every country.”
High Art 2017 drew more than 3,000 entries from 63 countries from places as remote as Malta and Tunisia. This year’s contest has proven to reach even farther, with entries flowing in from countries as remote as Uganda, Suriname and Uruguay. Artists now have less than one week remaining to enter High Art 2018 and break last year’s record entries.
In addition to cash awards, top artists are featured on The Natural Cannabis Company’s premium line of cannabis products as well as promoted throughout the year at major art and culture events around the world. Some winning works can be seen at the High Art Gallery located in Santa Rosa, located in the heart of the Sonoma/Napa wine region.
The High Art 2018 online gallery and entry page can be viewed here:
About High Art
High Art is the world’s first and only annual international art competition dedicated to cannabis. Created in 2013 by Dona Frank of The Natural Cannabis Company and co-sponsored by Juxatpoz Magazine, High Art celebrates the inspirational properties of cannabis and its contribution to fine art. Professional and amateur artists from around the world compete for more than $45,000 in cash prizes and to see their art featured in The Natural Cannabis Company marketing and art exhibits. For more information, visit www.naturalcannabis.com/HighArt
About The Natural Cannabis Company
Merchants of fine cannabis, The Natural Cannabis Company prides itself on working with Northern California’s best small batch cultivators. Our mission is to offer clients superior quality, clean cannabis featuring outstanding genetics. Both dispensary locations offer a broad selection of edibles, concentrates and organic small batch flowers. The Natural Cannabis Company operates two Northern California retail locations: OrganiCann, Santa Rosa; MendoCann, Hopland.