July 26, 27 & 28, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Spice Up Your Art Portfolio! Enter the 2019 Gilroy Garlic Festival Art Poster Contest
January 30, 2019 (Gilroy, CA): Artists across the country are invited to submit their original artwork for the chance to win cash prizes in the 2019 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 41st annual Gilroy Garlic Festival on July 26, 27 and 28, 2019.
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.
Kelly Ramirez, chair of the Festival’s Retail Committee, said, “Every year, we get entries from talented artists of all ages and backgrounds from all over the country. It’s always a challenge for our judges to choose just one winner from so many outstanding works of art!”
Ramirez and a panel of judges will award first place to the artwork that best captures the spirit and essence of the world’s greatest summer food festival. The 2018 contest winner was Chris Dufur from Gilroy, California.
Entries must be received at the Gilroy Garlic Festival Association office by 4:00 pm on Friday, March 15, 2019. For complete contest rules and online application, go to gilroygarlicfestival.com/festival/poster-contest or call 408-842-1625.
About the Gilroy Garlic Festival
The 41st annual Gilroy Garlic Festival will be on July 26, 27, and 28, 2019, 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 thousands of garlic-loving guests from around the globe every year. 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