French Quarter Festival Call for Poster Artists – Apply by 11/13/2015
French Quarter Festivals, Inc. (FQFI) is searching for visual artists to create the 2016 French Quarter Festival poster image. The selected artwork will be used as the official French Quarter Festival poster and “poster t-shirt” sold at the merchandise booths during the event. These are sought-after collector’s items.
The poster is selected by members of the FQFI Merchandise Committee. Poster selections are based on originality, festival theme, and French Quarter atmosphere.
How to Enter
Please submit entries either by email to Erin Stover at email@example.com or mail/drop off entries to 400 North Peters Street, Suite 205, New Orleans, LA, 70130. Entry may be a sketch and does NOT need to be a finished painting or artwork. However, if submitting a sketch, please also include samples of existing artwork that shows artist’s style or a website where art samples can be viewed. Please do NOT submit original artwork.
The deadline to enter is November 13, 2015. Entries received after this date will not be eligible for selection.
The purpose of this call is to design artwork for the 33rd annual French Quarter Festival poster. The final version of the artwork is subject to change, as the FQFI Merchandise Committee reserves the right to request changes to the design. The design must contain one or more the following to qualify:
- French Quarter scene
- New Orleans music related
- New Orleans food related
There is no size limit. However, traditionally a standard vertical design with a single image and central focal point with vibrant festive colors tends to sell better than other variations. There is no text required on the artwork, it will be digitally added to the poster and t-shirt set up. When designing the artwork, please keep in mind that the image will be silkscreened onto t-shirts and needs to translate well as both a poster and t-shirt image.
Selected Art and Honorarium
The selected artist will receive media and press coverage before, during, and after the festival. The artist will also be provided with booth space in Jackson Square to sell his or her original artwork, greet fans, and personalize posters for all four days of the festival. FQFI will grant a monetary honorarium to the selected artist along with 25 posters to sell or give away, 10 poster t-shirts, and other selected items at the company’s discretion. The artist will sign and number all festival posters prior to the event. The poster will be displayed at the merchandise booths, in press releases, on the website, in festival materials including, but not limited to, brochures, kiosks, and festival signage.
Judging and Selection of Poster
The selected design will be determined by the FQFI Merchandise Committee. The committee’s decision will be final. No further correspondence shall be entered into. French Quarter Festivals, Inc. reserves the right not to select artwork if, in its sole discretion, no suitable entries are received. FQFI reserves the right to disqualify any entrant or entry at its sole discretion. No correspondence shall be entered into. All submitted work must be original and not based on any pre-existing design. The selected artist will be required to sign a contract assigning all ownership of the artwork to French Quarter Festivals, Inc. All entries will become the sole property of French Quarter Festivals, Inc. and may be displayed publicly on the FQFI website.
Participation constitutes the entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules. By participating in the call, the entrant is representing and warranting that he/she has read, understood, and agrees to be bound by these rules. Including the guides and rules referred to herein, these Official Rules constitute the entire agreement between the entrant and French Quarter Festivals, Inc. in relation to the contest.
Please contact Erin Stover, French Quarter Festivals, Inc. Merchandise Manager, at (504) 227-3126 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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