July 27, 28 and 29, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Gilroy Garlic Festival Now Accepting Entries for 2018 Art Poster Contest
January 30, 2018 (Gilroy, CA): This year the Gilroy Garlic Festival will be celebrating 40 years of family fun—and artists across the country are invited to submit their original artwork for the chance to win cash prizes in the 2018 Gilroy Garlic Festival Art Poster Contest. The first-place winning entry will be reproduced as a high-quality, limited-edition poster to be sold at the 40th annual Gilroy Garlic Festival on July 27, 28 and 29, 2018.
Cash prizes of $500 for first place, $250 for second place, and $100 for third place will be awarded. Up to ten non-winning entries, excluding the first-place winner, will be eligible for the “Association’s Choice” award, decided by the Festival’s committee chairs and board members. The top vote-getter will receive a $200 prize.
Christina Velasquez, chair of the Festival’s Retail Committee, says, “This year, we're celebrating 40 years of family fun—as well as amazing art through our annual poster contest!”
Velasquez and a panel of judges will award first place to the artwork that best captures the spirit and essence of the premier summer food festival. The 2017 contest winner was Diane Grosman of Winter Haven, Florida.
Entries must be received at the Gilroy Garlic Festival Association office by 4:00 pm on March 16, 2018. For complete contest rules and an online application, go to www.gilroygarlicfestival.com/festival/poster-contest or call 408-842-1625.
About the Gilroy Garlic Festival
The Gilroy Garlic Festival will be celebrating 40 years of family fun on July 27, 28, and 29, 2018, at Christmas Hill Park in Gilroy, California. The Gilroy Garlic Festival has been officially certified by GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® as the world’s largest garlic festival and draws over 100,000 guests from around the world. Presented by Raley’s, Bel Air, and Nob Hill Foods, this three-day celebration features gourmet garlicky food, live entertainment, cooking competitions, and fun for the whole family. For more information, go to www.gilroygarlicfestival.com.
Media Contact: Katherine Filice
Phone (408) 710-8066