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2nd Annual Poster Contest!


Submission Deadline: March 1st, 2020


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© 2019 Redding Fire Festival    |   All Rights Reserved


  • 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 Festival1454 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
      • ​Creativity
      • ​Originality
      • Quality of artwork
  • The score will have a total of 100 points possible.
    • ​​70%-panel of judges.
    • 30%-people's choice.
  • 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.

Design Guidelines:

  • ​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.)
    • ​Redding's Premier Cirque Show
      • Arts, Crafts, Cosplay, Beer & Wine
    • ​Saturday, 5/30/2020
      • ​2-9:30 pm
      • $15
    • Encore Show
      • ​Sunday, 5/31/2020
      • 12-5 pm
      • $5
    • Children 9 & Under: 
      • FREE
    • ​Shasta District Fairground
      • 1890 Briggs St., Anderson, CA
    • ​​Tickets: FireFestivals.com

Redding Fire Festival Logo (Use on Template 5)

Thank you to our 2019 contestants and congratulations to the 2019 winner, Brian Cavender.

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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.