MinaLima Los Angeles Announces Art of the Block Contest

MinaLima – the graphic design team behind much of the iconic artwork from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films – has announced a new contest for contestants in the United States.

MinaLima Los Angeles has launched Art of the Block, a new contest running from June 16, 2020, to September 1, 2020. The challenge? Contestants have to use “plastic interlocking blocks or bricks” to create an original piece in one of eight categories. Additionally, each submission must incorporate a STEM element.

Contestants are invited to use their favourite plastic interlocking building blocks or bricks to create an original work in one of the following categories: Magical Worlds, Architectural Wonders, Fantastic Creatures, Mummies, Dinosaurs, Mechanical Marvels, Robots or Movie Magic. Each submission must incorporate one element of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) and should highlight creativity and the courage to create new things.

 

A realistic lion constructed out of plastic blocks is pictured in a promotional image for MinaLima's Art of the Block.

A realistic lion constructed out of plastic blocks is pictured in a promotional image for MinaLima’s Art of the Block.

 

Contestants can submit a photograph of their completed work to the contest’s official website. Also available on the website are full submission guidelines, contest rules, and exhibition information.

MinaLima adds that winners will be announced on October 1, 2020, by MinaLima Los Angeles partners Eddie Newquist and Robin Stapley. Winners from each age group category will receive a MinaLima art print and a unique Art of the Block T-shirt. Winning submissions will be displayed online in the Art of the Block virtual exhibition, and an official exhibition is planned for a 2021 premiere in the US.

 

An architectural design constructed out of plastic blocks is pictured in a promotional image for MinaLima's Art of the Block.

An architectural design constructed out of plastic blocks is pictured in a promotional image for MinaLima’s Art of the Block.

 

Miraphora Mina, cofounder of MinaLima alongside Eduardo Lima, was quoted in a press release from MinaLima:

The competition seeks to combine creative imagination and artistic expression with the technical rigour of STEM.

Eduardo Lima was also quoted and emphasized that the contest is “the perfect summer activity”:

Start building today. This is the perfect summer activity at home for all ages, you are invited to enter the ART OF THE BLOCK contest, build a masterpiece, and win!

You can find the full press release from MinaLima below.

Press Release

MINALIMA LOS ANGELES LAUNCHES ART OF THE BLOCK™

MinaLima, graphic designers of the Harry Potter™ and Fantastic Beasts™ films, has announced the Art [o]f [t]he Block™ contest to be held in the United States of America by MinaLima Los Angeles from June 16, 2020, to September 1, 2020.

Contestants are invited to use their favourite plastic interlocking building blocks or bricks to create an original work in one of the following categories: Magical Worlds, Architectural Wonders, Fantastic Creatures, Mummies, Dinosaurs, Mechanical Marvels, Robots or Movie Magic. Each submission must incorporate one element of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) and should highlight creativity and the courage to create new things.

Contestants need to submit one photograph of their completed work to www.artoftheblock.com by September 1, 2020.

“The competition seeks to combine creative imagination and artistic expression with the technical rigour of STEM," says Miraphora Mina, who co-founded MinaLima with Eduardo Lima in 2001.

Eduardo Lima adds, "Start building today. This is the perfect summer activity at home for all ages, you are invited to enter the ART OF THE BLOCK contest, build a masterpiece, and win!”

Winners will be announced on October 1, 2020, by MinaLima LA partners Eddie Newquist and Robin Stapley. Winners from each age group category will receive a MinaLima™ art print and a unique Art [o]f [t]he Block™ T-Shirt. Winning submissions will be displayed online in [t]he Art [o]f [t]he Block™ virtual exhibition. An official exhibition is planned for a 2021 premiere in [the] USA.

Full submission guidelines, contest rules and exhibition information are available on ArtOfTheBlock.com.

Are you ready to get building?

Mary W.

I am a Slytherin, a lifelong fan of Harry Potter, and a member of MuggleNet staff since 2014. In my Muggle life, I am passionate about human rights, and I love to travel around the world and meet new people.

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