Students of all ages throughout East Hampton Town have been invited to submit T-shirt designs to the Clamshell Foundation of East Hampton for the T-shirts for next summer’s annual Sandcastle Contest.
The 2011 contest on Atlantic Avenue Beach in Amagansett in August will mark the 20th anniversary of the event. The winning student artwork will be used not only for the contest T-shirts but for the posters advertising the event.
All artwork, in any media, must be on 81/2-by-11-inch paper. A vertical format is preferred. The name of the artist should be omitted from the design, but written on a three-by-five-inch card placed in a sealed envelope affixed to the back of the piece. The winning artist will be asked to sign his or her artwork on the front after the selection, and to sign 12 T-shirts. The artwork chosen will become the property of the Clamshell Foundation, but the winner will receive a dozen T-shirts printed with the design.
Submissions should be sent by May 23 to the Clamshell Foundation at P.O. Box 2725, East Hampton 11937. They will not be returned, unless contestants make arrangements to pick them up.
Those with questions about the contest may send them to the foundation’s director, Rossetti Perchik, at Rossetti@hamptons.com.
Among the well-known local artists who have created previous contest T-shirt and poster designs, which can be seen at www.ehsandcastle.com, are Charles Waller, Peter Max, Audrey Flack, Roy Lichtenstein, Elaine Grove, Dan Rizzie, and Marcie Honerkamp.
The annual sand castle contest, to be held this year on Aug. 6, raises money used by the Clamshell Foundation for grants to East Hampton organizations and book scholarships for graduating East Hampton High School seniors.
Beginning last year, the foundation has also taken on the annual midsummer fireworks event over Three Mile Harbor, formerly sponsored by Girls and Boys Harbor and now called the Great Bonac Fireworks.
A total of $107,456 has been distributed by the Clamshell Foundation to date. Last year’s events raised $3,000 for book scholarships, $700 for local food banks and churches, and provided grants of $750 each to KidFest and Camp Good Grief, and $200 to the East Hampton Historical Society.