​Artists are invited to submit their original artwork for the chance to win a cash prize in the Annual Redding Fire Festival Poster Art Contest. The First Place winning entry will be reproduced as a high-quality, limited-edition poster that will be distributed throughout the community.

Grand Prize Winner: A $200 cash prize and two 1-day passess will be awarded to the First Place Winner. 

People's Choice Winner: The Second Place Winner will receive two 1-day passes.

Submission Deadline
: November 25th, 2023



  • 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 November 25th, 2023.  Entries submitted by mail must be postmarked no later than November 23rd, 2023.

    • 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 to: FlamingToys@gmail.com

    • If you prefer to physically mail your entry, please request the mailing address by emailing: FlamingToys@gmail.com

  • The artwork will not be returned.

  • The People’s Choice voting will begin on December 1st, 2023.

  • The People’s Choice voting will end on December 15th, 2023.

  • The winners will be announced on December 16th, 2023.

  • The winner must submit a valid W9 in order to claim the cash prize.

  • The cash prize will be sent in February, 2024.


  • 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.

    • ​​75%: panel of judges

    • 25%: 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 page.

    • ​Encourage your friends to vote!

  • ​The judge's decision is final.

  • All entries become the property of Hottel Productions As such, Hottel Productions reserves the non-exclusive right to use submissions in official publications and for promotional purposes. 

  • 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 fire-theme or outer space-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 1-3 include all required written content.  You must add the required written content to Template 4.

  • ​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, May 11th, 2024

    • ​2-9:30 pm

    • General: $15

    • Children 9 & Under: FREE

    • ​Shasta District Fair & Event Center

      • 1890 Briggs St., Anderson, CA​

    • ​​Tickets: FireFestivals.com​

Thank you to our 2024 Annual Poster Contestants!

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