2017 Art Poster Contest Rules

  1. Only original artwork will be considered. Reproductions are not eligible.
  2. The deadline to submit artwork is Friday, March 17, 2017. No entries will be accepted after this date. The winner will be notified no later than April 14, 2017.
  3. All entries must be completed and suitable for reproduction.
  4. Overall poster size (image plus border) must be at least 16" x 20", but no larger than 18" x 24".
  5. No logos of any kind, including the Gilroy Garlic Festival Logo, may appear in the design.
  6. The words, "Gilroy Garlic Festival" and dates, "July 28, 29, & 30, 2017" must appear as part of the poster. No overlays allowed.
  7. Artist may sign his or her work.
  8. Artwork should be mounted (foam board or poster board) or framed. It needs to stand-up on its own for judging. Artist is responsible for protecting image surface, if that is a concern.
  9. The winning entry will be the artwork judged to best capture the spirit and essence of this premier food festival. Keep in mind that the art poster is most often displayed in kitchens or dining rooms.
  10. An artist is allowed more than one entry, but only one piece of artwork can win 1st, 2nd, or 3rd Place. However, the non-winning entries may be eligible for the Association's Choice Contest.
  11. The judge's decision is final.
  12. The 1st Place original artwork and all image reproduction rights become property of the Gilroy Garlic Festival Association, Inc.
  13. Any active member of the Gilroy Garlic Festival Association, Board of Directors, Chairpersons, Assistant Chairpersons, and Festival employees are excluded from this contest.
  14. Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place winners. 1st Place will be awarded $500. 2nd Place will be awarded $250. Third Place will be awarded $100. In addition, the 1st Place winner shall receive ten posters and one of each souvenir item produced with their artwork.
  15. Up to 10 non-winning entries, excluding the 1st Place winner, will be entered into the Association's Choice Contest. The entry with the most votes in this Contest will win $200.
  16. All artwork, other than the 1st Place winner, may be picked-up at the Gilroy Garlic Festival office, after August 7, 2017, located at 7473 Monterey Road, Gilroy, CA 95020. Artwork will not be mailed/shipped back to the artist. Unclaimed artwork becomes property of the Gilroy Garlic Festival Association, Inc. after one year.