300 Entertainment, Thugger, and YSL Records have announced a contest celebrating the project's release that sees fans getting the chance to show off their artwork to the world, as well as bag a $5,000 prize.
"This initiative is intended to inspire a world of innovators to illustrate, design, and put context around life, art, music, film, and all sports as we know it today," 300 CEO and co-founder Kevin Liles said of the Variety-announced contest, which is part of the larger 300 Creates project. "Also, to celebrate the opportunity of tomorrow. We will do this by engaging all of you around the globe who chose to create and engage with us. What better partner and label to kick it off with than Young Thug and Young Stoner Life Records. I look forward to everyone joining, engaging, and—most importantly—creating with us."
Artists are asked to re-create the Barter 6 cover for the contest, which has a deadline of April 30. Entries can be submitted via social media using the #Barter6ArtChallenge, #Barter6, #300Creates, #MusicHeals, and #Contest hashtags. You can also send your entries to the firstname.lastname@example.org email address. Thugger himself will select a winner, at which point their artwork will be displayed across his social media channels, as well as 300's.
Moving forward, new 300 Creates contests will be announced weekly.
To further celebrate Barter 6 turning five years young, revisit the classic Sandy Kim-shot cover below via an assortment of behind-the-scenes shots, several of which are being seen by the public for the first time:
Back in 2015, Sandy Kim spoke with Complex about the cover shoot, resulting in an interview that also begs to be revisited on this most holy of days.