2019 International Festival Poster Competition Guideline, Deadline for Entries is Friday, May 10, 2019


2019 INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL POSTER COMPETITION - Deadline for entries is Friday, May 10, 2019. 

The 2019 International Festival Committee is pleased to announce a design contest for the official 2019 International Festival publicity poster.  The winning design will be used on promotional materials advertising the festival.  This competition is open to students K-12 and adults of all skill levels.  Submissions should be an artistic response illustrating the cultural richness of our community celebrated by the International Festival.  The design must include the Filipino and Mexico flags.  Organizations representing these countries are two of the original members still serving on the festival committee. This will be our 40th Anniversary and we would like for you to incorporate this into your design as well.


The competition is open to all media that results in two-dimensional entries.  All work must be original.  Multiple submissions are accepted.  All submissions should be 22 x 28.  Artwork may be matted white and shrink wrapped OR 18 x 24 art paper may be used and attached to a 22 x 28 white poster board.  The artist name, full mailing address and phone number as well as school and current grade level (if applicable) MUST be clearly written on the back of the artwork and backing, but should not show through.

Deadline for entries is Friday, May 10, 2019.  Entries must be received by 5:00 p.m. at the Arts & Humanities Office, 801 NW Ferris Ave. (west entrance of McMahon Auditorium).  Artwork should be delivered flat, not folded or rolled.  Judging will take place on June 4, 2019.  Artwork will be viewed and voted on by members of the International Festival Committee.  They will consider overall impact of design, artistic merit, creativity, and appropriateness of the subject matter as it relates to the International Festival. 

There will be one winner in each division (K-5, 6-8, 9-12 and adult).  Each division winner will receive a $50 award.  The competition winner will be chosen from division winners.  In addition, the competition winner receives a $200 stipend, one festival t-shirt, and one International Festival poster.

Written notification and the monetary award will be mailed to all winners in June.  Entries will be on display at the McMahon Memorial Auditorium from June through September.  The festival is scheduled for September 27 – 29 in Elmer Thomas Park.  All reasonable care will be taken in handling submissions.  The winning design artwork becomes the exclusive property of the Lawton Arts & Humanities Council and will not be returned.  Artist will receive credit when design is used for festival purposes.  All submissions, except the winning design, may be picked up at the office starting Monday, September 30, 2019.  Artwork not claimed by Friday, October 25, 2019 will be disposed of at the discretion of the festival committee.

Good luck and thank you for your participation in the 2019 International Festival poster competition.

For further information, please contact the Arts & Humanities Office at (580) 581-3470 or 581-3471.



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