Posted: Sunday, October 25, 2015

Sculpture made from scrap tiresMichelin is hosting the InTIREnational Art Contest in conjunction with Upstate International 2016. Participating teams will be asked to create a piece of art that answers the question: How does the Upstate celebrate international inclusion?

Using up to four scrap tires donated by Michelin, teams will have four weeks (from January 11 to February 12) to convert ordinary tires into extraordinary works of art.

Sculpture made from scrap tires - close upThe Michelin InTIREnational Art Contest is open to local artists, schools, business and non-profits. Entries will be on display during Upstate International Month in March 2016.

Two winning works of art will be selected. One winner, the People's Choice, will be awarded to the entry that receives the most votes during Upstate International month. The second winner will be selected by a panel of judges. Each winning entry will receive a $5,000 donation to a charity, school, or non-profit of choice. Ellen Woodside Elementary was the winner of the 2015 People’s Choice contest. Its winning statue is displayed in the school foyer.

The contest is limited to the first 50 registrants. Registration closes Monday, November 30. Register online at

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