Entries Can Now Be Submitted for Seventh Annual Wheaton Arts Parade & Festival Poster Contest

Per Montgomery County: Entries are now being accepted for the Seventh Annual Wheaton Arts Parade & Festival poster contest. The winning design will be used on all promotional materials for the parade and festival, which will take place in Downtown Wheaton on Sunday, Oct. 15. The winner will receive a $500 commission. The parade and festival will be held from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Oct. 15 in and around the Marian Fryer Town Plaza in the Wheaton Triangle Business District. The theme for the 2023 parade is “Art to Action: Before we can make our world a better place, we need a vision of the future that inspires us to act.

The poster contest is open to anyone who lives or works in Montgomery County. Entries must be an original design that “celebrates art and Wheaton’s diverse cultures and communicates the fun-filled spirit of a parade and art festival.”

The deadline to submit entries is Friday, April 14.  The winner will receive a $500 commission. An additional $100 will be awarded to a Montgomery County school for art supplies. The winner gets to select the school. The prize is donated by Wheaton Arts Parade founding sponsors IHOP Wheaton and Los Chorros Restaurant.
If the winner is a student, they will have an opportunity to work with a professional graphic designer to turn their design into the image that will be used for the parade’s poster, t-shirt, flyers and program.

Click here for details and the application form to enter the poster contest.
For more information about the Wheaton Arts Parade and Festival, go to https://www.wheatonartsparade.org/.

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