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Posted on: July 20, 2018

Enter the R Park Sculpture Naming Contest!


Jorge Blanco has generously agreed to let the community help name the R Park sculpture.  This whimsical sculpture was designed for R Park to celebrate the site and symbolize the forward movement of our city.  The “R”s contained at the end of each circle are a tribute to the elementary school that once stood on the R Park site and stand for “Reading, ‘Riting, and ‘Rithmetic”.  We want the name to reflect this sculpture and our community.  Below you will find the rules for the naming contest. Click here for the entry form. Feel free to copy the entry form to enter multiple times.  Entries need to be turned in to City Hall in the contest box.  We know that someone will provide our newest sculpture with a great name!
The title of the sculpture will become part of the signage along with other information that will be placed in R Park with the Jorge Blanco sculpture.

Naming Contest Rules:

  • Everyone is welcome to submit an idea for the name of the sculpture.
  • You may submit more than one idea for the name.
  • The name should reflect the “spirit” or “feel” of the sculpture. The contest will run until 12/31/18.
  • All title submissions will be on the entry form and turned in at City Hall.
  • Entry forms may be picked up at City Hall or found online here or in an issue of the Roeland Parker.
  • Citizens Sculpture Initiative for R Park and the Roeland Park Arts Committee will select 5 of the top titles.
  • These top 5 will be submitted to the artist for final selection.
  • The person who submitted the winning title will be contacted by phone.

The winner’s name and picture, along with the sculpture’s title, will be posted on the City website and other social media sites,
and of course, the winner will have “Bragging Rights!"

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