Thank you for your interest in entering Vista’s 4th annual Poster Contest for the Vista Strawberry Festival! Below are guidelines and details. The theme of the artwork should reflect the flavor and spirit of the Vista Strawberry Festival.
ELIGIBILITY: All entrants must be 18 years of age, or older. All artwork and each entry must be original in concept, design, and execution and may not violate any U.S. copyright laws. Any entry violating copyright laws will be disqualified and not be accepted for consideration.
PRIZES: 1ST Place $250.00 and your artwork will be featured on Vista Strawberry Festival 2017 poster, literature and advertisements for the festival. The 2nd place winner will receive 175.00 and the 3rd place winner will receive 100.00. There will be a Peoples Choice additional award of 25.00.
POSTER CONTENT: Size no smaller than 11 x 17 with festival theme. All traditional media (oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel etc.) will be eligible. No photographs-no digital media, please. DO NOT include any lettering or wording regarding the festival name and dates. Contest open to all artists in all states in the U.S.A.
ENTRY FEES: The first entry is $12.00 and each entry thereafter is 10.00 payable through http://artbeatonmainstreet.com
ENTERING YOUR IMAGES: Please refer to the guidelines at the end of this document. Up to 4 entries will be accepted from each artist.
Artists will be notified of acceptance or non-acceptance via e-mail. Only winning entries will be notified by telephone, at which time the winner(s) will have to deliver (ship) the original artwork to the gallery by 6:00 pm on May 16th.
The gallery address is: ArtBeat on Main Street
330 Main Street
Vista, California 92084
Gallery phone number: 760-295-3118
DEADLINE for entries: All submissions must be received via e-mail by Friday May 16, 2016 at 5:00 pm. We will notify the top three considerations May 25, 2016. The original artwork must be available to be shown at ArtBeat on Main Street gallery in Vista on May 20th, at which time 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be announced. Each of the winning compositions must be gallery ready and mounted in order to display on an easel for the viewing public.
JUDGES: Judges will include Vista Chamber of Commerce members, sponsors and professional artists.
RIGHTS FOR USAGE: The winner must sign the agreement to release use of artwork to be reproduced for the event publication poster. Additionally, the art may or may not be used for incidental items such as banners/posters/television spots/on Facebook/the Chamber of Commerce and City of Vista websites/ and other materials as part of promotional venues promoting the Vista 2017 Strawberry Festival.