May is National Photo Month and we're celebrating with an Instagram contest!

In this digital age, it’s become second nature to see people using their phones to take photos, but how many of these pictures actually end up being more than just an image taking up space on your camera roll? 

This month, in honor of National Photo Month, we want to change the way you look at the photographs you take every day with your phone.  By using the provided prompts as inspiration, we want you to share your photos with us on Instagram using #nationalartsmay. Participate every day or just when you feel inspired. The challenge is open to everyone so tag a friend to challenge them to be creative with you!

Did we mention there would be some awesome art prizes?!? Each post using our hashtag will count as one entry into the contest.  Share the daily calendar with #nationalartsmay to receive an extra entry. Three winners will be chosen at random at the end of the challenge. In order to win, you must be following @nationalarts on Instagram.

Make sure your account is PUBLIC during the contest so that we can see your awesome photos! We can’t see your hashtagged images if your account is set to private. We can’t wait to see what inspires you!

Prizes include:  Set of 6 Pigma Micron Black Ink Pens;  Prismacolor Premier 18 Piece Graphite Drawing Set; Prismacolor Premier 24 Piece Soft Core Colored Pencil Set; and Strathmore Sketch Pads