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The Natural Cannabis Company
Winners of 5th Annual International Cannabis Art
Contest to be Announced April 20th During 420 Event
SANTA ROSA, Calif., March 26, 2018 – The fifth annual Natural Cannabis Company High Art competition closed on March 20th with nearly 5,000 entries from professional and amateur artists in 82 countries. The world’s only international art competition dedicated to cannabis as muse opened for submissions on February 20th, offering a $50,000 USD prize pot and giving artists thirty days to submit their work.
Winners will be announced on April 20th during The Natural Cannabis Company’s annual 420 celebration and broadcast live online. 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 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. One artist will be chosen “Crowd Favorite” via online vote.
High Art 2017 drew more than 3,000 entries from 63 countries around the world showing a marked increase in what is now its fifth year.
“The reception to this year’s High Art competition and its theme of “freedom” was awesome,” said Noa Commendador, Art Director at the High Art competition. “We received close to 2,000 more entries this year with an addition of 19 new countries participating. The online gallery received 27,000 votes. The word is getting out. The beautiful thing about High Art is that it’s open to all artists 18+ and it’s free to enter. The grand prize that includes $15,000 USD is a life-changing amount for any artist, regardless of which country they reside in.”
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 can be viewed here: www.NaturalCannabis.com/HighArt
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.