Natural Cannabis identifies top winners of High Art challenge in which winners' designs will be featured on 'industry first' printed paperboard packaging for cannabis flowers

SANTA ROSA, California , May 6, 2014 (press release) – First Annual art challenge receives entries from seven continents and stimulates future plans for collaborative projects bridging the global cannabis and arts communities.

The Natural Cannabis Company has announced the final results of the first annual HIGH ART challenge and has identified the top three prize winners for this year’s challenge. Over the course of the competition, artists from all over the globe submitted entries in hopes of garnering the $5,000 top prize and a one year Natural Cannabis Company product feature.

Entries from North America, Europe, Australia, Asia, South America, Africa, and Iceland demonstrate the broad appeal for the competition and underscore the international cannabis movement.

The top designs will be featured on a box designed specifically for The Natural Cannabis Company. The unique packaging developed specifically for HIGH ART is the only paperboard, printed packaging available for cannabis flowers, a cannabis industry first.

The inaugural top prizes were awarded as follows:

  • First Place Winner: Aashit Singh (Mumbai, India)
  • Second Place Winner: Ernest Castillo (Las Vegas, NV)
  • Third Place Winner: Paul Zeaiter (Sydney, Australia)

“The First Annual High Art challenge created an international community of artists and cannabis enthusiasts and underpins the global cannabis movement. Selecting the winners proved to be a challenge as we were overwhelmed with the quality of the art we received from every corner of the globe. In the end, we selected the winners based on aesthetics, presentation, and relevance to our brand. We are thrilled at the results and the initial challenge has inspired us to continue an ongoing movement furthering the connection between the worlds of art and cannabis,” said Dona Frank, President of The National Cannabis Company.

HIGH ART future plans…

In addition to the annual art challenge, OrganiCann announces today the following future plans for HIGH ART:

A HIGH ART social platform including a Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest channel will serve to continually engage artists from around the globe and grow the HIGH ART community.
Ongoing features of the over 400 submissions received in the 2014 challenge including a HIGH ART “artist of the day” profiling the artist, the design inspiration, and hometown location.
Additional design projects will be revealed and brought forth to the HIGH ART community stimulating additional design work linking cannabis and art.


High Art is a first ever art design competition to develop product packaging for The Natural Cannabis Company’s family of brands. Hosted by Juxtapoz Magazine, the pioneering annual arts competition engaged artists from all over the globe, and the winning designs will be featured on a product line for an entire year. The challenge winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize and the second and third place winner will receive cash prizes of $2500 and $1000, respectively.

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