The Abbot Kinney Festival Association (AKFA) is accepting artwork submissions now through Monday, April 8th for consideration to be selected as the Official Poster of the 29th Annual Abbot Kinney Festival, to be held on Sunday, September 29, 2013, 10 AM to 6 PM. Founded and organized by the AKFA, this popular community event showcases the best of Venice, California and what makes it so unique. It features over 300 arts & crafts exhibitors, live music stages, and fun activities for the entire family.
Visual artists and graphic designers are invited to submit their innovative and visually compelling artwork designed as a 11”x17” poster to promote the annual festival, feature the creativity of its residents, celebrate the community of Venice today, commemorate its colorful past. In addition, the chosen artwork may be incorporated into the marketing personality for this year’s event, in whole or in part, through selected promotional materials.
The creator of the artwork selected as the Official Poster will win a cash prize of $500 and citywide exposure. All artwork submissions will be posted online for viewing and all creators will be invited to display their original artwork submissions at the festival in a designated area. To request more information email email@example.com.
DEADLINE for artwork submissions is Monday, April 8, 2013.
- If submitting a cd, include the name and address of the creator, along with a daytime phone number.
- It must be postmarked by the deadline and mailed to: Abbot Kinney Festival, P.O. Box 1138; Venice, CA 90294 – please email firstname.lastname@example.org to alert an artwork submission has been mailed in this manner.
An artwork submission will be selected for recognition as the Official Poster of the 2013 Abbot
Kinney Festival. The creator of the selected artwork will earn a cash prize of $500. In addition, in whole or in part, it may be incorporated into the festival’s marketing campaign.
Deadline for Artwork Submissions: Monday, April 8, 2013 (multiple entries accepted)
Artwork Submission Requirements
- Submissions must be delivered either electronically or on CD. Files should be saved in high-resolution PDF, JPEG, EPS, or TIF formats (300 dpi, sized at 11”x17” and 18”x24”, CMYK). For CDs, write the file names and software used on each disk. Computer-generated artwork must include all native files and linked images. All fonts should be converted to outline fonts.
- Submissions must include the following information in a prominent, readable font:
- 29th Annual Abbot Kinney Festival
- Sunday, September 29, 2013 (other formats may be used such as Sun 9/29/13, etc.)
- 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (other formats may be used such as 10 AM-6 PM, etc.)
- Submissions must be original and previously unpublished.
- The creator should include his/her full name, address, day phone number, and e-mail address.
- Signed release forms are required for copyrighted images or materials. Release forms are also needed for “subjects,” whether public or private citizens.
- AKFA will own all rights to the selected artwork submission. AKFA will have all rights to reproduce, sell and distribute posters and relative festival products using the selected artwork submission. All rights and privileges pertaining to copyright, reproduction, and ownership of the selected artwork submission will be relinquished by the creator upon acceptance. The creator of the selected artwork may be asked for additional materials for various uses.
- AKFA reserves the right to alter the design of the winning poster design or to reject all submissions for the final poster design. A prize will be awarded to a creator of a selected artwork submission even if the decision is made not to produce an Official Poster for the Abbot Kinney Festival. No artwork submissions will be returned, so creators are strongly advised to retain their electronic files and/or scan their original artwork submissions.
- Be sure to review the festival’s existing branding for ideas on compatible imagery and designs for a poster at www.abbotkinney.org. Also, view winning posters from previous years – this year’s poster should generate similar excitement, but represent a new year and celebration.
- AKFA will have rights to display, but not reproduce, all non-winning artwork submissions at the festival or another public venue.
- Communicate visually compelling imagery designed to convey the essence of Abbot Kinney Boulevard along with the community of Venice, known for its vibrant creativity, its dynamic nature and its unique qualities, both past and present.
- Visually articulate the community celebration the Abbot Kinney Festival has become known for.
- Should be appropriate and useful for promotional purposes (selected artwork may be reproduced in various ways (e.g., banners, advertising, Internet, t-shirts, etc.).
- A separate adaptation for t-shirts is appreciated. The goal is to incorporate poster design elements with festival information to make an attractive t-shirt using a maximum of four colors and to avoid a square, rubbery “poster stamped on a t-shirt” look.
29th Annual ABBOT KINNEY FESTIVAL
WHEN: Sunday, September 29, 2013 – 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Abbot Kinney Blvd., a one-mile stretch from Venice Blvd. to Main St. in Venice, CA
WHAT: One of Southern California’s most popular community festivals, the annual Abbot Kinney Festival includes over 300 arts & crafts exhibitors, three live music stages, two bike valet stations, and food courts. In addition to the Green Scene, the event features KidsQuad with amusement attractions, cultural performances, and art activities for families.
WHY: Primarily run by volunteers, the Abbot Kinney Festival celebrates the vibrant creativity of Venice, California. Proceeds from the sales of sponsorships, exhibitor booths, event-run concessions, commemorative merchandise, and advertising fund the AKFA Community Grants Program, which supports programs and services for youth and families in Venice through grants to local organizations.
WHO: Artists, musicians and performers will join an expected 120,000 people from throughout the region at the festival, which has grown to become the second largest community event of its kind in the region. Attendees and participants are best described as adults who are environmentally conscious, focused on health, love animals, enjoy bicycling, family-oriented, unpretentiously hip, and arts-minded.
The purpose of the Abbot Kinney Festival is to promote the vibrant creativity that makes the beachside community of Venice, California so unique. The event is organized and produced by the Abbot Kinney Festival Association (AKFA), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1984, whose primary goal is to raise funds to reinvest back into the community to support youth and families.– On the web at www.abbotkinney.org.
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