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“150 Nails” Contest

May 30, 2017 - June 7, 2017

Photo of metal nails

Finished item must be no larger than 3 foot long, 3 foot wide and 3 foot tall. Your finished piece will be handled/moved a couple different times, so it must be portable without falling apart. There will be a $5 entry fee, which must be paid when the registration form and item are delivered to Trails & Rails Museum. Anyone is eligible to enter. You are welcome to participate no matter your age, location, or level of trade. Items can be realistic or abstract. Only one entry per person may be submitted.

All pieces will be unveiled during the 2017 Wagons West Celebration, Saturday, June 17th from 10-1 pm. Judges will announce winners at the Celebration. All pieces will remain on display for the summer of 2017 and may be picked up after Labor Day during regular business hours with a photo i.d. or a guardian’s photo i.d.

Judges will review submitted items based on the following criteria: were 150 nails used (if they can’t tell, the honor system will be used), the size requirement, originality, and the completed registration form and $5 was submitted on time.

Prizes: Grand Prize will be $150. One grand prize winner will be determined for each category. The runner up in each category will win 150 quarters (quarters because we are dealing with metal and we are a true not-for-profit organization).

Copyright Rules: Any items that depict copyrighted images will be rejected. Participants should use their own ideas.


May 30, 2017
June 7, 2017


Trails & Rails Museum
710 W 11th St.
Kearney, NE 68845 United States
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