Hip-Hop Chess Federation Announces 1st HHCF Graffiti Contest

 Graffiti piece done by graff legends Crayone, Picasso and HHCF students from O'Connell High in SF

We love graffiti art and we support all the men and women who put their souls on the wall for the world to see. We believe that graffiti art is the visual language of the streets and we support its elevation and preservation. Hip-Hop artists from Eric B & Rakim, Fat Joe, Wu-Tang Clan, Pharcyde, Dilated Peoples and tons of others participate in or support graff.  People used to say it wasn't even art. Today graffiti is used by global clothing, food, technology and entertainment brands across the planet. Its impact cannot be ignored.This contest is an attempt to help young artists showcase their skills and help them share it with the world.

BE CLEAR: We do not support vandalizing other peoples public or private property. Nor do we support people using graff to intimidate or threaten. 





Rakaa from Dilated Peoples, Josh Waitzkin, Adisa Banjoko, RZA & Gene Ching talk chess and life strategies.

We love graffiti art and we support the men and women who put their souls on the wall for the world to see. We believe that graffiti art is the visual language of the streets and we support its preservation.

That said, the Hip-Hop Chess Federation is proud to announce the 1st HHCF Graff Contest. To participate do the following:

1. Get a black Sharpie and "tag" or "throw up" the word CHESS & add a CHARACTER to it on a 8 1/2 by 11 piece of paper.

2. Take a photo of it or scan it and email to: bishop@hiphopchessfederation.org

We will post as many as we can (we can't promise to post them all) here on this blog!

Then 5 finalists will have their submissions posted up and people can VOTE on their favorite "tag" or "throw up".

THE WINNER OF THE 1st  HHCF GRAFF CONSTEST WILL WIN: An official HHCF chess board autographed by RZA and GZA from the Wu-Tang Clan, Rakaa from Dilated Peoples and chess legend Josh Waitzkin.  Plus the winner will get a pair of cold crush Timberland boots! THE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED SEPT. 30th 2010!!! Be sure to follow us at www.twitter.com/hiphopchess to be part of the discussion.

IMPORTANT RULES: If you use any other color than BLACK, you will be disqualified. If you use a paper BIGGER than 8 1/2 by 11, you will be disqualified. If you have the word CHESS but NO CHARACTER, you will be disqualified. NO DIGITAL GRAFF SUBMISSIONS ALLOWED.

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