Mural Contest

Rules:

  • All students of Allen Public Schools and Dickson Independent Schools are eligible to enter. One design from each school will be selected and announced on our website.
  • Only one entry per person.
  • Your design must be appropriate and original.
  • Please include the Define Your Direction logo in your design.
  • Your design can be any artistic form (i.e. drawing, painting, graphic design, etc.).
  • You can electronically submit your design below.
  • The winning designs will be interpreted by Native American artist, Steven Paul Judd, and painted on buildings at Allen Public Schools and Dickson Independent Schools. The murals will be revealed during Red Ribbon Week.
  • Submissions will be accepted until September 30, 2016.
  • Be creative and have fun! Good luck!

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In the fall of 2016, we kicked off the #DESIGNYourDirection Mural Contest for students attending school in Allen, Oklahoma and Dickson, Oklahoma. The students went above and beyond on their designs for the mural contest and blew us away with their creativity.

Contest Winner

Congratulations to Tiffany Johnson, a senior at Allen High School, for winning the #DESIGNYourDirection Mural Contest!

 

Define Your Direction partnered with local artist, Steven Paul Judd, on the creation of community murals for Dickson and Allen schools. The mural at Allen Public Schools contains elements from the winning student’s submission and incorporates them within the final design.

The mural at Dickson was designed by Steven Paul Judd in collaboration with the Chickasaw Nation and features a traditional Chickasaw warrior. This mural combines pop culture with the rich heritage of the Chickasaw people.

 

These two murals separated by distance will stand united in fighting against underage drinking and prescription drug abuse. The murals will serve as a daily reminder of the opportunities you have to choose your own path.

Artist Spotlight – Steven Paul Judd

Steven Paul Judd

Steven Paul Judd is Kiowa and Choctaw from Oklahoma. He is a filmmaker, director, screenwriter, writer of fiction and visual artist. Judd’s art is large in scope and provides a unique perspective on and from within Native American culture today. Judd is a prolific visual artist whose mash-ups of Native experiences and disposable American pop culture are sly and often downright funny. His creations include paintings, prints, poster art, photography, and t-shirt designs. His mural “War Paint” can be seen at historic Indian Alley in downtown Los Angeles, and his 2016 limited edition VR cardboard design will be featured at Sundance Film Institute.