Art Poster Contest

Gilroy Garlic Festival Art Poster Contest


Artists around the country are invited to submit their original artwork for the chance to win cash prizes in the annual Gilroy Garlic Festival Art Poster Contest. The First Place winning entry is reproduced as a high-quality, limited-edition poster and sold at the Gilroy Garlic Festival.

Prizes will be awarded to the First, Second, and Third Place winners: $500 for First Place, $250 for Second Place, and $100 for Third Place. In addition, the First Place winner shall receive ten posters and one of each souvenir item produced with his or her artwork. Up to 10 non-winning entries, excluding the First Place winner, will be entered into the Association's Choice Contest. The entry with the most votes in this contest will win $200.

Entries for the 2018 Gilroy Garlic Festival Art Poster Contest are now closed. Please check back in January 2019.


Diane Grosman from Winter Haven, Florida was named the winner of the 2017 Gilroy Garlic Festival Art Poster Contest. As First Place winner, Grosman receives a $500 prize, and prints of her winning design will be available for sale during the 2017 Gilroy Garlic Festival (July 28, 29 and 30).

Diane said this is the third time that she has entered the Gilroy Garlic Festival Art Poster Contest, and she was “absolutely tickled to win.” After attending art school in Boston in the 1970s, Grosman worked as a graphic designer until her retirement. Since then, with the encouragement of her husband George, Grosman has returned to her roots as a fine artist. “Winning this contest was like an affirmation for me,” said Grosman. “For the first time, I truly felt like an artist!”

2017 Winning Poster by Diane Grosman of Winter Haven, FL

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