Monday, May 26, 2014

Nickelodeon Canada And Walmart Announces Winner Of "Channel Your Inner Ninja Turtle" Contest

Inside Toronto is reporting the Booyakasha TMNT news in the following article that Nickelodeon Canada and Walmart have announced the winner of their "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Street Art Challenge called "Channel Your Inner Ninja Turtle"!

As part of the contest, Nick Canada and Walmart asked fans of TMNT to show-off their street art skills by designing a work of art inspired by Nickelodeon's hit CG-animated series "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles". To enter, fans of TMNT were invited to upload a digital photograph of themselves (or their child) channeling your their "inner Ninja Turtle" by showcasing one or more of the common themes explored within the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" television series (including but not limited to, heroism, action, teamwork, comedy and camaraderie) to Instagram along with the competition's official hashtag, #innerninjaturtle.

After going through every photograph submitted to the contest, Nickelodeon Canada and Walmart chose four finalists, and asked "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" fans to vote for their favourite "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"-inspired artwork on the competitions official website,

The finalists in the contest were: "Stick it up your shell!" by Angel Carrillo (Cruz1), "Freeze Slimeballs!" by Spencer Harrington (Random), "Hot Nunchuk Fury!" by José-Gabriel Sandoval (Wahziir), and "Come on, gimmie your best!" by Adrian Hayles.

After the nationwide vote, Nickelodeon and Walmart counted up each vote on Monday 12th May 2014, and have announced that the winning "Channel Your Inner Ninja Turtle" "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" street art design is "Stick it up your shell!" by Angel Carrillo (Cruz1)!

As part of Angel Carrillo's prize, his winning design will be featured on a brand-new TMNT t-shirt which will be available exclusively at Walmart Canada stores from Fall 2014!

Congratulations Angel Carrillo!

You can find photos of each of the four finalists' "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" street art designs and a online streaming video of Angel, Spencer, José-Gabriel and Adrian painting their "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Street Art for the contest at a special TMNT-themed day in Yonge-Dundas Square in April 2014, which also included meet and greets with the Heroes in a Half Shell - Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo and Donatello - and free TMNT goodies for ShellHeads who visited the Square to watch the action, below the following article:
Parkdale's Angel Carrillo wins Inner Ninja Turtle challenge

Nationwide street art challenge

TNMT street art challenge

Parkdale resident Angel Carillo's colour design won the Canada-wide Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle street art challenge.

Parkdale street artist Angel Carrillo won the Inner Ninja Turtle street art challenge organized by Nickelodeon and Walmart after nationwide votes were counted on May 12.

Carrillo's design will be featured on a T-shirt available in Walmart this fall.

The street art challenge had four Toronto artists design their own version of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles using graffiti art. After a month of voting on designs, Canadians chose Carrillo's design for the winner.

"I told Nickelodeon I want to retouch the design," Carrillo said. "I'm gonna resubmit a more detailed design. When it's printed on the T-shirt, I want people to understand the difference between graffiti art and contemporary art."

"It's not like a graphic designer trying to do graffiti, it's a graffiti artist doing art," he added.

Carrillo is a well-known Toronto street artist. His work ranges from tattoos to wall murals, demonstrating his wide range of artistic ability. Carrillo is active in the Parkdale community and works as an art coordinator and educator. He aims to bring graffiti art to the mainstream and demonstrate it is a vital art form. He's part of an art guild called Wallnoize, which aims for this goal.

"We showcase graffiti arts and provide them materials and a space for them to paint," Carrillo said. "We have real street artists with so much talent in the city, it's nice to know that guys like Nickelodeon and Walmart are taking notice. I say to these guys, why go to New York when you have talent here in Toronto?"

Carrillo credits his friends and colleagues in Parkdale for the win, as he says they supported him with votes and encouragement.

"I want to say a big thank you to my Parkdale community," he said. "I do it basically for Parkdale, I represent Parkdale, I've never strayed away from that and I never will."

Carrillo's retouched design of the Ninja Turtles will be available on a T-shirt in Walmart this fall.

Winner (1st Place) - "Stick it up your shell!" by Angel Carrillo (Cruz1):

2nd Place - "Freeze Slimeballs!" by Spencer Harrington (Random):

3rd Place - "Come on, gimmie your best!" by Adrian Hayles:

4th Place - "Hot Nunchuk Fury!" by José-Gabriel Sandoval (Wahziir):

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