DownTown Lake Charles Crawfish Festival Poster Contest
Rules and Guidelines
Lake Charles – ASSOCIATED LOUISIANA ARTISTS/Gallery by the Lake, partnering with the ELJAY FOUNDATION FOR PARKINSON AWARENESS, invite local artists to participate in the Poster Design Contest for the Original DownTown Lake Charles Crawfish Festival.
Deadlines: There is no age limit, and entries will be accepted Thursday, March 1st to Thursday, March 15th between 12 and 5pm at the Gallery by the Lake, 106 West Pryce Street, Lake Charles. No entries will be accepted at any other times.
Cost of Entry: $5.00 Cash, each entry. Limit 3 entries per person.
Specifications: ALL ENTRIES MUST BE ORIGINAL that is, conceived by the artist and no copyrighted work, in whole or part will be accepted. Works submitted must have the words “Original DownTown Lake Charles Crawfish Festival 2018”, and should have image of crawfish, Lake Charles, and SWLA themes. All media, including digital graphic art will be accepted but no photography. Work should be no larger than 16” x 20”, and unframed but ready to hang by using wire and screw eyes on canvas backs, and paper sheets should be mounted on foam core. All artwork must include the artist’s name, address, phone number and email.
Prize and Publicity: The winning entry will be reproduced on the annual festival poster which will be used for promotions and collectors’ items. The winning artist will receive a monetary prize and be featured throughout the month and at the SWLA Art Walk 2018 at the Gallery by the Lake. A Popular Vote Prize will also be awarded.
Judging: Judging will be from the original work only and by a jury of professional artists and community leaders. All artists’ names will be covered prior to judging.
Rights and Reserves: By submitting an entry, the winning artist agrees to transfer all copyrights to the DownTown Lake Charles Crawfish Festival and its parent company to use in promotion, to make any requested changes upon review of the design, if needed, to improve upon the clarity or print quality of the submitted work in order to preserve the DownTown Lake Charles Crawfish Festival brand.
The Official Poster will be unveiled during the Parkinson Month Press Conference held on April 6, 2018 at 3:00pm at the Gallery by the Lake. All entrants and their art will be acknowledged and all festival sponsors will be recognized. Refreshments will also be served.
Please use the below chart to enter your artwork.
The Eljay Foundation for Parkinson Awareness, Inc. and Gallery by the Lake are both 501c3 not for profit organizations and all contributions and donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
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