Wanted: Creative Artists for 2018 NWA Poster Contest

Wanted: Creative Artists for 2018 NWA Poster Contest

The Northwest Arkansas Travel Guide, publisher of The Best of NWA, Top 10 Magazine is calling all Northwest Arkansas artists to enter our 2018 NWA Poster competition.

Submissions should be thematically related to “What Exemplifies Northwest Arkansas” or “What Specifically Exemplifies Any Certain City” from the stated list of cities (there will be six separate contests – one for NWA and one for each of the following cities: Bentonville, Rogers, Fayetteville, Eureka Springs and Springdale.

In its inaugural year, the poster contest is open to Northwest Arkansas residents only including Benton, Washington, Carrol and Madison Counties.

The NWA Travel Guide has a monthly reach of over 250,000 residents and visitors, and offers a perfect opportunity to showcase our local artists.

How Will The Winning Poster for NWA Be Used?
It will be used as the artwork for the winner certificate for the Best of NWA, Top 10, and it will be distributed to winning businesses throughout Northwest Arkansas.  The selected design will be reproduced on posters, T-shirts and other Northwest Arkansas promotional items for sale.

Admission Fees:  All six contests are free to enter.

Who Can Enter?  Anyone who resides in Benton, Washington, Carroll or Madison County.  There are no sex or age limitations.

Six Separate Contests:
Northwest Arkansas: What best exemplifies NWA
Bentonville: What best exemplifies Bentonville
Eureka Springs: What best exemplifies Eureka Springs
Fayetteville: What best exemplifies Fayetteville
Rogers: What best exemplifies Rogers
Springdale: What best exemplifies Springdale

How Many Contests Can You Enter?  You may enter TWO contests.  Each contest requires a separate piece of original art.  Art pieces must be created by the entrant. All designs submitted must be original work by the artist and may not be a copy, replica, reproduction, or close variation of any design from other artists found in retail stores, art galleries, publications, online, or any other source.

What Jurors Are Looking For?
Criteria for jurying the entries and specifications for the artwork will be based upon
unique, fresh, and marketable designs with a decorative appeal. As such, judging criteria will include viability of sales potential.

Artwork Specifications: 
11” W x 13” H, Minimum 300 dpi, PDF

Mediums Accepted:  Our call is open to any visual artist, including (but not limited to) painters, photographers, mixed media artists, digital artists, etc. If your work can be scanned, photographed, or uploaded to create a flat print file, you are invited to apply!

Deadline For Submissions: Submissions will be accepted from April 4th at 5:00 pm CST to Wednesday, May 9th 2018 at 5:00 pm CST.

All poster submissions should be sent by email to: artcontest@nwatravelguide.com.  Also, please use this email address for any questions related to the contest or the submission process.

Winner Announcement: The winning designs will be announced during the week of  May 16th, 2018 via our social media network and NWATravelGuide.com.

Cash/Royalty/Extensive Publicity
1st Place NWA Poster Winner Benefits –

~ $500.00 cash prize money
~ 10% Royalty on any and all sales of products using winning art.
~ Best of NWA, Top 10 Winner Certificate displayed in  businesses in NWA
~ Published live online with your name in The Best of NWA, Top 10 Magazine (Online and Print)
~ Published online in the NWATravelGuide.com with Full Page Bio Published via  NWATravelGuide.com’s Social Media Channels
~ Official recognition for your portfolio
~ Promotion across all NWATravelGuide’s properties, which reaches 250,000 people monthly.

Cash/Royalty/Extensive Publicity
Individual City 1st Place Winner Benefits –

~ $300.00 cash prize money
~10% Royalty on any and all sales of products using winning art.
~ Published live online with your name in The Best of NWA, Top 10 Magazine (Online and Print)
~ Published online in the NWATravelGuide.com with Full Page Bio Published via   NWATravelGuide.com’s Social Media Channels
~ Official recognition for your portfolio
~ Promotion across all NWATravelGuide’s properties, which reaches 250,000 people monthly.

If your entry portrays any identifiable individual(s), we ask that you provide NWATravelGuide.com with a model release form signed by the individual(s) or their guardian(s). This form must be received before we can include the entry in the contest.

All rights to any non-winning entries of artwork remain with the artist.

The NWATravelGuide Art Committee reserves the right to accept or reject all work submitted during this competition.

Please Note: The winning entries become the property of NWATravelGuide.com. Submitted artwork may be altered without the express permission of the artist.

Minimum Submission Requirement:  We must receive a minimum of 25 applicants for each competition. If fewer than 25 apply for any competition, that particular contest will be cancelled.

Click Here For The Submission Form