5 awarded 50K in New Arizona Prize art challenge

The Sedona Eye reported that the Arizona Community Foundation, Republic Media and Morrison Institute for Public Policy announced five winners in the Water Public Art Challenge, the third philanthropic prize competition offered under the New Arizona Prize banner.

Winners were judged on the ability to illustrate how their art project honors the legacy of the ancestral Sonoran Desert people (Huhugam), whose irrigation engineering and agricultural achievements laid the foundation for the very existence of life in the Valley of the Sun. Each will receive $50,000 to develop their project.

The New Arizona Prize is aimed at creating the Arizona of tomorrow: a state where innovation thrives, ingenuity is supported, and the best thinking is harnessed to create long term, positive solutions to persistent needs.

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