2015 Imagination Celebration Poster Contest!

2015 Imagination Celebration Poster Contest!
1. Contest is open to all Orange
County students in grades 7 - 12.
2. Entries must reflect the 2015
Theme: “30 Years of Celebrating
3. Size/Format: Entries must be
oriented vertically, and be between
9” x 12” - 18” x 24” in size. Digital
media must be created at 300 dpi.
4. Work must be matted with mat
board. Do not use glitter or similar
5. Using text is not encouraged.
Text may be added in digital
formats if text is on a separate,
editable layer. Posters with text will
be disqualified if writing cannot be
easily edited as needed.
6. Entries must be clearly marked
for identification. Entry form must
be attached.
7. Entries must be of original
design and not infringe on any
8. Entries must be received no later
than 4:00pm on Wednesday,
December 10, 2014.
Posters must be completed and delivered
by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, December 10, 2014.
Grades 7-12 Orange County Art students! You have the opportunity to create the official
poster for the 2015 Imagination Celebration: the 30th annual festival of the arts for people of
all ages. The artist of the selected entry will receive a $300 honorarium and their art
teacher will receive a $200 honorarium. Two “runner-ups” will receive $50 honorariums.
The winning poster will be reproduced on posters, ads, flyers, and other promotional
materials relating to the 2015 Imagination Celebration festival. The winning artist will be
publicly recognized at one or more special events. The most outstanding poster entries will
be publicly exhibited during the festival and student artists will be recognized at the poster
exhibit opening reception. Poster entries are judged by an expert panel of Orange County
artists, art educators, and Arts Orange County staff.
“30 Years of Celebrating Imagination” is the theme for the 30th annual Imagination
Celebration festival taking place April 11 through May 24, 2015. What does it mean to
celebrate an imagination? It means showcasing the best that students can do in the visual
and performing arts. It means striving to spark audience engagement and deepen awareness
of our collective creativity, our humanity, and ‘the child’ within each one of us. .
Participants may utilize watercolors, oil paints, tempera, markers, crayons, chalk, colored
pencils, Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator, etc. Artwork may be realistic or abstract Media should be
colorful and reproduce well.
Deliver to one of the following locations by 4:00pm on December 10:
Orange County Dept. of Education, Attn: Linda Peterson,
200 Kalmus Dr., Costa Mesa, CA 92628, (714) 966-4123
Arts Orange County, Attn: Kristina Colby,
3730 S. Susan St., Ste. 100, Santa Ana, CA 92704, (714) 556-5160x14
(Cut along dotted line and firmly attach this section to BACK of student’s artwork.)
Public School _____
Private School _____
Student’s Name
Student’s Address
Student’s Phone
Student Email
School’s Full Name
School District
School’s Address
School’s Phone
Teacher’s Name
Teacher Email
Materials/Processes used to create original work______________________________________________________________________
Title of Work: __________________________________________________________________________________________________