Entries open for the Wheaton Arts Parade Poster Competition

Montgomery County middle and high school students can now submit entries for a poster contest as part of the sixth annual Wheaton Arts Parade and Festival. The competition winner will work with the graphic designer for Wheaton Arts Parade to refine their design into a promotional poster for the event, according to a Press release.

In addition to finalizing the poster for the event, the winner will receive a $300 prize (provided by Los Chorros restaurants and IHOP Wheaton) and earn $100 for their school in art supplies. Poster design submissions should celebrate the art and diverse cultures of Wheaton while conveying the fun spirit of a parade and arts festival.

Students must submit only original designs for the poster contest and entries cannot use more than five colors (including black and white). They should also include space for graphics that will be added with event information, such as date/time, logo, hashtag, and web address.

Only digital entries will be accepted and entries must be 8.5 x 11 inches and saved in JPEG or vector PDF format at 300 dpi. In addition to the design, entries must include the artist’s first and last name, mailing address, phone number, and email address. The student’s school and grade level must be included, as well as the name of the student’s art teacher, if applicable, for the price of supplies.

The deadline for entries for the poster competition is February 27. The parade and festival are scheduled for September 25 at the Wheaton Triangle and Marian Fryer Plaza.

More information about the competition, including an entry form, can be found on the Wheaton Arts Parade website. Details of Wheaton’s first five Parades and Arts Festivals and previous posters can be found on the website archive section.

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