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Second annual Breast Cancer Awareness contest

RAPID CITY, S.D. (Aug. 23, 2019) – Monument Health is looking for an artist to help raise breast cancer awareness by painting an Art Alley mural in downtown Rapid City. The artist with the best proposal wins a grand prize of $500, plus up to $150 for supplies.

The contest is open to visual artists who work with aerosol, airbrush, brush or other media. The site in Art Alley has been selected. The mural space is about 10 feet high by 14 feet wide. Monument Health hopes the mural will promote yearly mammograms and offer hope and strength for patients and survivors. 

Please submit your mural design proposal, along with examples of your work, by Monday, Sept. 9. Email your submission to Dusty Hirsch at

On Thursday, Sept. 12, Monument Health will post images of the finalists’ entries on its Facebook page. The entry that receives the most Facebook likes by 10 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 16, will be selected as the winner. The mural must be completed before Tuesday, Oct. 1. 

Winner of the 2018 mural contest

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. One in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. It’s the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women and the second leading cause of cancer death in women. 

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