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Bicentennial Locker Project

Bicentennial Locker Project

Registration open NOW until December 20, 2018.

All projects must be dropped off at the Pink Palace Museum by February 1, 2019.

Winning entries will be displayed from March through October of 2019.

About the Project

How has the city of Memphis developed since its founding in 1819? Making Memphis: 200 Years of Community explores the history of Memphis, how it has changed over the past two centuries, and what’s to come.  This exhibit offers a powerful look at what the city has faced over the years and challenges visitors to ask questions, think critically, and talk about the issues and their experiences.                                    

Individuals, classes, and community groups are invited to make a “mini-exhibit” in a school locker by creating a diorama that fills a 15” x 15” x 24” space in a way that represents their views about one of the exhibit’s five themes:

  • Environment & Geography
  • Migration & Settlement
  • Commerce & Entrepreneurialism
  • Heritage & Identity 
  • Arts & Entertainment                                         

First, second, and third place winners will be chosen in each category. Winning submissions will be displayed as part of the Pink Palace’s installation of Making Memphis: 200 Years of Community.

Explore the links below to learn more about the competition:

Community Letter
Competition Details
Registration Form
Locker template

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