Now launched — the 7th annual Poster Design Contest for the 2013 festival by the Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival, in association with the Coastal Arts League.
This is a high-profile opportunity for art directors, graphic designers, illustrators, fine artists, and hobbyists from across the country to showcase their talent by entering the contest.
The winning entry will receive $1,000 and the honor of having their design featured as the centerpiece on all promotional material for the festival held every October in the World Pumpkin Capital of Half Moon Bay.
The contest attracts entries from across the nation and organizers look forward to building on its success. “The design contest has become an important part of the Pumpkin Festival,” said Shirley Kellicutt, member of the Coastside’s Coastal Arts League and chair of the contest committee. “The winning design sets the tone and identity for the festival as it’s the centerpiece on everything we do,” she said. “We’re absolutely delighted with the quality of submissions ever year and look forward to welcoming visitors to the Coastal Arts League gallery during the month of October to view the entries and vote on the People’s Choice Award. The interest and enthusiasm is always amazing.”
Rebecca Coffman, of Portland OR, won the 2012 Poster Design Contest (winning design above).
The contest is open to all interested parties, particularly professional artists, graphic designers and art students due to the detailed production specifications required. In addition to the $1,000 top prize for the winning entry, there will also be a $500 award for second place, $250 for third (two). Special awards will be given for the “Peoples Choice” ($250) and “Most Creative” ($100).
The submission deadline for the contest is September 21, 2012.
Artwork must be submitted electronically with files vector-based, CMYK in EPS and PDF formats.
Entry fee is $20 and funds a scholarship for a student going into the arts.
Contest details, guidelines and entry forms are available online at http://www.coastalartsleague.com/
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