Thank you for your interest in entering the 5th 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 14 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 $150.00 and your artwork will be featured on Vista Strawberry Festival 2018 poster, literature and advertisements for the festival. The 2nd place winner will receive 100.00 and the 3rd place winner will receive 50.00.
POSTER CONTENT: Size no smaller than 11 x 17 with festival theme. All traditional media (oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel etc.) and digital media will be eligible. No photographs, 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: $5.00 payable through this page – or by calling the Chamber Office at 760-726-1122 during business hours.
Once payment has been verified, 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 Chamber of Commerce by 6:00 pm June 1, 2017.
The gallery address is: Vista Chamber of Commerce
127 Main Street
Vista, California 92084
Office number: 760-726-1122
DEADLINE for entries: All submissions with payment must be received via e-mail by Friday May 12, 2017 at 5:00 pm. We will notify the top three considerations May 26, 2017. The announcement of the winners will be on Sunday May 28, 2017 at 4:00pm at the Main Stage (in front of the Belching Beaver).
JUDGES: Judges will include Vista Chamber of Commerce members, sponsors and professional artists.
RIGHTS FOR USAGE: By submitting to this contest, all contestants agree 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/other social media and other materials as part of promotional venues promoting the Vista Strawberry Festival.