Wheaton Arts Parade (WAP) Poster Contest Now Open to Montgomery County Residents

The Wheaton Arts Parade is accepting submissions for this year’s poster contest. The 8th Annual Wheaton Arts Parade & Festival takes place on Sunday, September 29, 2024.


Per the news release: Calling all artists! Wheaton Arts Parade (WAP) is looking for some creative ideas for this year’s poster to help spread the word about the fall event. Anyone who lives in Montgomery County is encouraged to submit their original designs that celebrate the arts, Montgomery County’s diverse cultures and communicates the fun-filled spirit of the parade and art festival.

The creator of the winning design will receive a $500 commission and get to select a Montgomery County school to receive $100 for art supplies.

Designs must be original and may not include images that are copyrighted by anyone other than the applicant. Designs may not use stock images or images taken from commercial design applications.

Past poster contest winners and videos of past parades can be viewed for inspiration, but don’t let your imagination be limited by the past. New ideas are encouraged.

The winner will have an opportunity to work with the WAP graphic designer to turn their artwork into the image that will be used for all promotional materials, including the poster, t-shirt, flyers and program.

Submit digital entries in vector format using this form. Entries should be 8.5″ x 11″ in size and saved as a 300 dpi to-size JPEG, PNG or vector PDF format. Alternatively, you can email entries to [email protected] with the subject line POSTER CONTEST. Emailed entries should include a name, address, phone number and description of the design along with an attachment of the artwork. Designs must be limited to 5 colors, including black and white.

The deadline for submissions is April 14, 2024. The Arts Parade & Festival is Sunday, September 29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The artwork contest is funded by founding sponsors, IHOP Wheaton and Los Chorros Restaurant.

 

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