Think of all that Elvis Presley has given you over the years: hours of memorable music; a couple of half-decent movies; the inspiration to decorate the jungle room of your home with floor-to-ceiling shag carpet.
What could you possibly give the King in return as a key anniversary in his career approaches? Elvis Presley Enterprises, the company that manages that rock legend’s licensing, publishing and merchandising, is hoping it can entice you to create some Elvis-oriented art, in return for a shot at a Presley-themed prize package.
To mark the 55 years since 1956, the fateful year when Presley released his single “Heartbreak Hotel,” his album “Elvis Presley” and his movie “Love Me Tender,” the company said in a news release that it is seeking a “a work of art that symbolizes Elvis’ revolution in 1956.”
Entries can be provided in just about any medium (which would seem to include velvet paintings) and must be submitted in .jpeg or .pdf format at Elvis.com/revolution by April 28.
The finalists will be chosen by a panel of judges, and the artist whose work received the most “likes” on Facebook (how very 1956!) will receive a prize package that includes a trip to Memphis, Tenn., during Elvis Week 2011; tickets to Cirque du Soleil’s “Viva Elvis” show in Las Vegas; and a cabin on the 2012 Elvis Cruise (does it go to “Blue Hawaii”?).
Any contestants who draw comparisons between Elvis Presley and Justin Bieber are disqualified in our book.
Source; Dave Itzkoff - nytimes.com - itselvistime.nl / EpGold