November 5 & 6, 2016
Official Poster Design Contest
Venice MainStreet, Inc. is holding a contest for the 29th Annual Downtown Venice Art Fest official poster design. The artist selected by the Design Committee will be awarded $500 for their design, along with a booth at the festival ($500 value, for a prize package worth $1,000). The winning design will be featured as the official poster, which will be showcased on merchandise* and in advertising**. The winner must be available for an unveiling event on the evening of Wednesday, November 2, 2016.
• Original (unframed) artwork must be delivered to Collector’s Gallery and Framery (114 South Nokomis Avenue) by 5pm on Saturday, September 17, 2016 (Framery will be closed 8/29-9/10).
• The winner must also submit a high-resolution editable, working digital file (for poster and merchandise production).
• Finished poster size will be 22” x 28” (original does not need to be the same size).
• Image must include at least one of “flora imagery typical of Venice.” (Copy that will be incorporated into the poster/merchandise will include “29th Annual Downtown Venice Art Fest”).
*the design will be showcased on other merchandise, along with the t-shirts.
**the design will be utilized in advertising done by Venice MainStreet, Inc. Any advertising done by Howard Alan Events may not include the design.
About the Downtown Venice Art Fest
The Downtown Venice Art Fest is one of the area’s largest and finest art shows. Thousands of visitors kick-off season with this Howard Alan event that takes place along Venice Avenue in beautiful, historic downtown Venice. For more information, please call Venice MainStreet at 941.484.6722. Find out more about Howard Alan Events at www.artfestival.com.
Please include the following information with your submission:
City, State, Zip
Release: If the design I have submitted to the 2016 (29th Annual) Downtown Venice Art Fest Poster Design Contest is selected as the winning entry, Venice MainStreet and Howard Alan Events have the exclusive right to reproduce, sell, and distribute copies of the work. The original can be sold by me (the artist). In exchange for reproduction rights and preparation of high-resolution digital file, I will receive $500 and a booth at the festival.