VMFA Video Contest: What does the “Dirty South” mean to you?

Submit a 3-minute video by July 23 for a chance to win exciting prizes.

Currently on view at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse is an immersive multimedia art exhibition that traces 100 years of African American cultural influence and artistic expression. In celebration of this groundbreaking exhibition, we’re asking you to reflect on the following question:

What does the “Dirty South” mean to you?

Share your answer with us in a 3-minute video by July 23 for a chance to win exciting prizes. Submissions may include any form of artistic expression. Share your creativity with us!

Submissions will be accepted from June 11 through July 23. Voting begins August 6. Winners will be showcased at VMFA on August 27.

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The top 3 videos with the most public votes will be featured on VMFA social media channels and played publicly in an outdoor projection during the Summer Breeze event on August 27 at VMFA.

Winners will receive the following prizes:

First Place Prize Package (estimated value $450)

Second Place Prize Package (estimated value $240)

Third Place Prize Package (estimated value $160)

Please read full contest rules before submitting your entry.

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Need some inspiration?

To get the creative juices flowing, we asked several community creators to film their own interpretations, including Richmond Symphony; Richmond Triangle Players; Roscoe Burnems, Richmond’s Poet Laureate; Brown Ballerinas for Change; Z-Bey Tha Poet; and Girls for a Change presenting the VMFA Girl Action Team.

Watch the Video