Only original artwork will be considered. Copyrighted and/or trademarked characters or material that you do not have commercial rights to will not be considered. Reproductions are not eligible.
All entries must be completed and suitable for reproduction.
Accepted format submissions: JPEG, PNG, PSD and PDF are accepted. Or you may mail a physical copy.
Competition is open to all 2-dimensional artists.
Competition is open to amateur and professional artists.
Painting, Hand-Drawn, Photography & Digital Arts are included, but video is excluded.
You can create the poster using any program you wish.
You must register with the form below.
Entries by file upload or email must be submitted no later than March 1st, 2020. Entries submitted by mail must be postmarked no later than March 1st, 2020.
You can upload a file via the registration form below. Files uploaded via the form must be no larger than 10MB.
Files may be emailed or sent via Google Drive to: FlamingToys@gmail.com
Entries may be mailed to (this is not our physical address): Redding Fire Festival, 1454 Mariposa Ct, Redding, CA 96003
The artwork will not be returned.
The winners will be announced on March 14th, 2020.
The winner must submit a valid W9 in order to claim the cash prize.
The winning entry will be the artwork judged to best capture the spirit and essence of the festival.
Points will be given for
Quality of artwork
The score will have a total of 100 points possible.
70%-panel of judges.
People's Choice Award will be based on the number of votes received.
A valid email is required to vote.
One vote per email.
Voters may opt in to receive newsletter updates, but this is not mandatory.
The poll will be on this site.
Encourage friends to vote!
Once the poster entry is received we will upload it to the poll.
There will be a delay before your submission is ready for voting.
The judge's decision is final.
All entries become the property of Redding Fire Festival. As such, Redding Fire Festival reserves the non-exclusive right to use submissions in official publications and for promotional purposes. The photographer retains rights and use to their photos.
There is no limit to the number of images that an artist can submit, but only one piece of artwork can win a prize.
Artists 18 years old and older may apply.
Artists 13-17 years old may apply; however, the cash prize will be awarded to their parent or legal guardian.
Entries must follow the cosplay-theme.
The poster must be 11 x 17 inches or A3 Paper, minimum of 200 ppi resolution.
The poster must include a border with a 2.5 inch space on the bottom to allow for sponsor logos.
No logos of any kind may appear in the design aside from the Redding Fire Festival logo.
The Redding Fire Festival logo must be prominent and larger than the other written content.
All required written content must be included and visible on the poster.
Templates 1-4 include all required written content. You must add the required written content to Template 5.
Required written content (you can use different punctuation on the poster, such as periods instead of slashes on dates, etc.)
Artists are invited to submit their original artwork for the chance to win a cash prize in the annual Redding Fire Festival Art Poster Contest. The First Place winning entry is reproduced as a high-quality, limited-edition poster that will be distributed throughout the community and sold at the festival.
A $200 cash prize and two 2-day passess will be awarded to the First Place Winner. And the winner will receive a souvenir poster (available at the admission/merchandise booth.)
The Second Place Winner will receive a set of glow poi (available at the merchandise booth) and two 2-day passes.