HistoryMiami Museum 2018 CultureFest 305 Poster Contest
HistoryMiami Museum is calling all creatives to participate in the CultureFest 305 Poster Contest. We’re looking for the design that will represent and promote our upcoming CultureFest 305, a traditional arts and culture festival that celebrates what makes Miami, Miami. You’ll have the chance to win $1,000 and have your artwork featured in the promotion of our event!
The contest is open to residents of Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe, and Palm Beach counties. Entrants must be 18 years or older, or active high school students with valid student I.D.
The contest is not open to HistoryMiami Museum full-time, part-time, or contracted employees, the board members, partners, the judges themselves, nor the family members of all previously mentioned.
One entry per entrant. No shared work is allowed.
CultureFest 305 is a celebration of what makes Miami, Miami. A festival that brings together a diverse array of musicians, artists, craftsmen, cooks, and vendors for a day of performances, demonstrations, hands-on activities, food tastings, and more.
The CultureFest 305 poster design should be festive and attempt to answer the question, “What Makes Miami, Miami?” The design should express Miami’s diverse communities and the variety of art forms that Miamians use to express their culture—such as art, music, dance, handmade objects, cooking, and costumes.
Featured traditions in the festival include but are not limited to:
- Puerto Rican folk music
- West African drum and dance
- Afro-Cuban religious traditions
- Seminole arts
- Haitian cooking
All content must be the entrant’s original creation, and must be unpublished. The entrant must have all rights to images and graphics used in the final artwork and during the design process. All subject matter must be in good taste. No profanity or sexually explicit content allowed.
The poster must include the name of the festival: CultureFest 305
The festival event information, including date, location, sponsors, and any additional information will be added to the poster in the graphic production process. There is no need to include this information within the artwork. (see template)
Any mixed media suitable for two-dimensional mechanical reproduction is allowed, including both hand-drawn and computer-generated graphics.
Trim Size: 24” x 36”
Bleed Size: 1/8” ALL AROUND
Safety Margins: 1” ALL AROUND
Art Size: 24” x 30” (+ 1/8” BLEED)
File format: PDF x1a. ALL IMAGES 240 EFFECTIVE DPI. ALL FONTS EMBEDED.
Note: HistoryMiami Museum will also need to access the winner’s native files. After the announcement, the winner will be asked to submit a package in one of our preferred formats (Adobe CC InDesign, Illustrator, or Photoshop)
Entries must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org via an e-mail attachment.
Do not submit your entry in the original file format. Submit your entries as a JPEG file; RGB color mode, 24” x 36”; NON-BLEED; 150 dpi.
Use subject line: CultureFest 305 Poster Contest Submission—entrant full name;
(e.g. CultureFest 305 Poster Contest Submission—Jane Doe).
Email signature must follow the following format:
Entrant full name (First and last)
High school name (for students only)
Note: Entries that do not conform to the specified submission format detailed above will be automatically disqualified.
UPDATE:Deadline extended to August 15, 2018. No entries will be accepted after the established deadline.
An independent panel of representatives from the community and a representative of HistoryMiami Museum will judge entries. These judges are selected at the sole discretion of HistoryMiami Museum. They will select the finalists and the winner. The judges will not discuss the individual designs with the entrants for any reason before or after the contest.
Judges will review entries based on originality and overall quality of design, communication effectiveness, and creativity.
CONGRATULATIONS to our winner Dania Sierra!!
The winner will now be announced August 22, 2018 on HistoryMiami Museum’s official website: www.historymiami.org. The winner will also receive an e-mail from HistoryMiami Museum communicating the decision.
The winner must accept, and claim the prize, by replying via email to email@example.com no later than August 10, 2018.
In the event that the winner voluntarily or involuntarily will not, or cannot not claim the prize by the deadline established above, the judges will select another winner at their sole discretion.
To claim the prize, winner must disclose their Social Security or ITIN numbers to HistoryMiami Museum. Any federal, state, or other tax, license, or fee imposed upon the prize winner or the prize will be the sole responsibility of the prize winner.
All profits from any sale featuring the poster’s original artwork will go to HistoryMiami Museum. The sole financial consideration for the winner is the $1,000 prize.
The winning entry becomes the property of HistoryMiami Museum. Poster may be displayed and reproduced at the sole discretion of HistoryMiami Museum. In addition, the poster artwork and design will be included in the festival program, website, social media, merchandise (t-shirts, postcards, cups, hats), collateral, press releases, signage, etc.
Except as used by HistoryMiami Museum, all entrants, including winner, will retain the authorship rights to their work.
The determination of eligibility of entries and any interpretation of these rules is at the sole discretion of HistoryMiami Museum, and shall be final and binding upon all entrants.
By entering the contest, participants agree to allow HistoryMiami Museum to use their names and photographs for promotional and publicity purposes without further compensation. By entering the contest, participants agree to abide by and be bound by all these rules, including the Technical Guidelines listed below.
To download the template click HERE.