Satchmo SummerFest Call for Poster Artists
Satchmo SummerFest Call for Poster Artists
French Quarter Festivals, Inc. (FQFI) is searching for visual artists to create the 2014 Satchmo SummerFest poster image. The selected artwork will be used as the official Satchmo SummerFest poster and “poster t-shirt” sold at the merchandise booth 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 May 30, 2014. Entries received after this date will not be eligible for selection.
The purpose of this call is to design artwork for the 14th annual Satchmo SummerFest 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 be original artwork and contain one or more the following to qualify:
- Louis Armstrong
- French Quarter Scene
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 (please refer to examples below). 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 receive a monetary honorarium, 25 posters to sell or giveaway, 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 2014 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. French Quarter Festival reserves the right to disqualify any entrant or entry at its sole discretion. No correspondence shall be entered into. The selected artist will be required to sign a contract assigning all ownership of the artwork to French Quarter Festivals, Inc. All submitted work must be original and not based on any pre-existing design. All entries will become the sole property of FQFI and may be displayed publicly on the Satchmo SummerFest 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) 227-5126 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2013 Poster by Rise Delmar Ochsner
2011 Poster by Christy Works-Boutte
Media Credential Request
Thank you for your interest in French Quarter Festivals, Inc.! All media interested in covering the 2016 French Quarter Festival or Satchmo SummerFest will need an official media credential. For consideration, please click here to complete the application. All French Quarter Festival requests MUST be submitted by March 30, 2016. Satchmo SummerFest application deadline is July 24, 2016.
- Freelance journalists and photographers without a specific assignment from a media outlet will not be considered for media credentials.
- Credentialing is at the discretion of the French Quarter Festivals, Inc.
- Submission of your media request does not guarantee credentialing.
- Absolutely no requests will be processed after deadline.
- Credentials will not be mailed and must be picked up in the Media Center.