Thank you for your interest in entering the 11th 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 2020 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 of artwork 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 per entry, payable through this page – or by calling the Chamber Office at 760-726-1122 during business hours (9am-5pm Mon-Fri).

 ENTERING YOUR IMAGES: Please fill out the Registration Form and use it to upload a 2MB to 10MB .jpg or .png file of your poster. Up to 4 entries will be accepted from each artist.

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.

DEADLINE for entries: All submissions with payment must be received via e-mail by Monday May 20, 2020 at 5:00 pm. We will notify the top three considerations May 21, 2020. The announcement of the winners will be on Sunday May 24, 2020 at 4:00pm at the Festival 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.


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