The Ventura Friends of the Library are sponsoring a poster contest for the City of Ventura’s 150th Anniversary Celebration, April 2, 2016. The contest is open to all youths who live or go to school in the city of Ventura ages 6 to 18. Each child who enters a valid submission will receive a Ventura Friends of the Library Bookmark and have their work displayed at the 2016 Ventura County Fair.
The winning posters will artistically and colorfully illustrate the city of Ventura and promote the city’s 150th anniversary. They may represent any period in the city’s history.
Entrants must submit original, two-dimensional works of art created by themselves. Entries may not include lettering, clip art, copyrighted material or any registered trademark or logo. Do not include the city name, logo or lettering in the original artwork as it will be inserted in production.
Only one entry per person will be accepted. If the entrant is under 18 as of October 16, a parent or legal guardian must sign the entry form.
All entries must be submitted on 11-inch-wide by 17-inch-high paper—no newsprint. Entries received on a different size paper or in the wrong orientation will be disqualified.
The entrant’s name, address, phone number and age as of October 16, 2015 must be legibly written on the back of the poster. Entries must be hand carried to the E.P. Foster, Avenue or Saticoy Libraries during library hours.
Deadline for submissions is October 16, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. Late entries will not be accepted. A signed official entry form must be included.
A panel of five independent jurors will select the winners in three age groups: 6 to 9; 10 to 13, and 14 to 18. 1st Place Grand Prize $150. 1st Place runners up in the remaining two age groups $100, 2nd Place $75, 3rd Place $50.