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Popcorn Festival Poster Contest

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The Valparaiso Popcorn Festival has been a prominent community event since 1979 bringing 60,000 visitors to enjoy Valparaiso. We are looking for a stunning design to highlight our festival and be the focal point of our marketing for the 2016 festival. The winning artwork will be used for the Official Festival Poster and Button, Brochure Cover, Signage, and other print and web based marketing materials, including large format printing.

Click to see past winners

Prizes: 1st Prize $1,000; People’s Choice $300

Requirements:

  • Open to all artists.
  • Types of work: Original artwork in any flat medium (no three-dimensional art.)
  • Entry size: 11 x 17.
  • The finished artwork must include the words “38th Annual Valparaiso Popcorn Festival. Saturday, September 10, 2016.”
  • To be included in the online People’s Choice award, design(s) must be submitted electronically using 72 dpi JPG in RGB format.
  • The winning artist will be required to design the 2016 Popcorn Festival button which will be at a later date.
  • Entry must meet requirements or will not be in contest.

Entry Fee: Entry fee of $20 for first entry, $5 for each additional entry. Limit 3 Entries per artist

How to Submit Entries:

  • Submit design(s) electronically in pdf format along with a completed entry form to info@valparaisoevents.com. Payment can made below. Entries will not be considered until payment is received.
    • To be included in the online People’s Choice award, design(s) must also be submitted using 72 dpi JPG in RGB format. (As CMYK is not seen on the internet.)

OR

  • Artwork mounted on foam core, completed entry form and payment if made by check can be delivered to: Valparaiso Events, 150 W. Lincolnway, Suite 1006, Valparaiso, IN 46383. Please make check payable to Valparaiso Events.
    • To be included in the online People’s Choice award, design(s) must also be submitted using 72 dpi JPG in RGB format. (As CMYK is not seen on the internet.)

April 18, 2016: Submission Deadline

April 25, 2016: Online voting begins for People’s Choice

May 2, 2016: Winners Announced

The winning artist agrees that all rights of ownership are relinquished to Valparaiso Events for exclusive use for the Valparaiso Popcorn Festival and the winning artist agrees to allow Valparaiso Events to use the artwork for marketing purposes in any and all future promotions.

Please use these links to pay by credit card.

First Entry ($20):

Additional Entries $5.00 (limit 2)

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