This year’s poster contest invites visual artists, graphic designers, and art students to create an entry in the Middle School, High School, College or Open categories. Each category’s Top Selection receives a cash award of $100 followed by an Honorable Mention prize of $50. The Overall Winner receives an increased cash prize this year of $1,500.
The overall winning image is used as the primary marketing image for the festival and will appear on promotional materials including event listings, website, social media, poster, t-shirt, and other related merchandise.
All eligible entries will be on-display in the Galería Guadalupe starting February 11, 2019.
A press conference to announce the winners will be held on Wednesday, February 13, 2019.
$15 entry fee for each artist in the College and Open categories.
Fee does not apply to Middle School and High School entries.
More than one entry may be submitted.
Payment can be made online or brought to the Guadalupe Main office. Checks should be made payable to the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center.
Conjunto Music – Traditional music born in South Texas whose main instruments include the button accordion, bajo sexto, bass and drums. All the instruments do not need to be represented in the artwork but keep in mind that we are looking for a colorful, creative interpretation of Conjunto music.
Tips: Research images of past Conjunto festivals online or on the Festival’s Facebook page. Note that Conjunto music does not include ballet folklorico dancers, flamenco skirts, or mariachis. Entries featuring an incorrect musical genre will be disqualified. Attention to detail is highly encouraged particularly when it comes to fashion including hats, boots, jeans, and shoes. View other winning entries found on this page to ensure your entry does not resemble a previous winner’s imagery.
For initial submission: Required file formats include:
JPEG at 72dpi (All mediums are acceptable but the
submitted format must be in JPEG).
-The Overall winner should be able to produce a vector file (eps)
-The final printed poster will be 18 inches x 24 inches vertical
-The overall winning image must be at minimum 18″ wide
-Horizontal submissions will be disqualified
-The poster must include the words: Tejano Conjunto Festival en San Antonio 2019
-The poster must be original, creative, innovative and unique
-The poster must be the submitting Entrant’s original, previously unpublished work and not contain any third party copyrighted material (including images and wording) unless the Entrant has written permission to use such copyrighted material
-Do not sign the artwork, as this is not conducive to impartial judging
-The winning entry is subject to editing for purpose of creating stylized/thematic marketing materials
DEADLINE: January 31, 2019, at 5:00pm CST
SUBMIT: All artwork must be submitted in person to the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, 723 S Brazos St., San Antonio, TX 78207 or online at: guadalupeculturalarts.org/tejano-conjunto-poster-contest/
JUDGING: Artwork will be judged by a panel of artists, curators, and arts administrators. This is a blind judging. Do not sign your artwork.
NOTIFICATION: Winners will be notified in February.
AWARDS PRESENTATION: The cash awards will be presented to the winning artists at the 38th Annual Tejano Conjunto Festival en San Antonio Opening Night Ceremonies at Rosedale Park.