2020 Poster Art competition

Rules and Submission Guidelines for COG Poster Contest

The annual Concert on the Green Poster Contest is an excellent opportunity for students and their art programs. Winning students not only receive a scholarship award, they receive recognition for their work and will have a copy of a juried piece for their portfolios.

When submitting a poster for our contest, make sure that your art follows the theme and is sized properly. Consider the music and/or the instruments of a symphony. Be sure to ask your art teacher for help or feedback when designing your poster.

Who is Eligible? ANY school-age student residing in Clay County, grades 4 – 12. Students from public, private or home schools and those who attend a school outside Clay County as long as they reside in Clay County.  Students can be chosen as the first place winner more than once, but not in consecutive years. 

Theme: The theme of the poster contest is ‘A SYMPHONIC CELEBRATION of the Arts’. The purpose of the contest is to encourage Clay County students to seek and learn more about the finest forms of visual art and music. Note: There is also a category for a scholarship award for a poster that displays the theme in a way that honors the Military.

Entry Requirements: There is no cost for entry. Only one poster per student is allowed. The poster design must cover a 11" x 12" section of a 11" x 17" paper or canvas (saving 5" on BOTTOM) using any artistic medium.

All submitted artwork is released to Concert on the Green for the exclusive use of Concert on the Green. If you need a copy for your portfolio, take a picture beforehand.

You must complete the following STEPS:

  1. Register your poster art ONLINE at concertonthegreen.com
  2. Fill out CONTEST CHECKLIST SUBMISSION FORM
  3. Attach CONTEST CHECKLIST SUBMISSION FORM to the backside of your poster art
  4. Deliver your poster art by Friday, February 7th, 2020 by 5:00 pm to Orange Park Town Hall.

Contest Deadline: All entries must be turned in by Friday February 7th, 2020 by 5:00 pm.

An online application and checklist application form MUST be completed with final entries delivered to Orange Park Town Hall, 2042 Park Ave, Orange Park, FL 32073, to the office of Emily Dockery. No late entries will be accepted.

Judging and Prize/award Information

Judging will be based on the artwork that will make the best POSTER. (Suggestion: As you compose your artwork, step back to view how visible the images and text is from a short distance.) Judging will be performed by at least three judges chosen for their expertise in visual arts and printing. Winners will be announced on or before Wednesday, April 15, 2020 and the winning entries will be framed for possible display and/or for the use of Concert on the Green.

Prizes will be awarded in three divisions:

Elementary Division (4th - 6th grade)
First Place, Second Place, and Honorable Mention

Junior Division (7th and 8th grade)
First Place (scholarship), Second Place, and Honorable Mention

Senior Division (9th – 12th grade)

First Place:

  • Receives a scholarship* to the college or art camp of choice
  • Winner’s school program will receive a matching program grant
  • Will be recognized as the official 2020 Concert on the Green poster artist

Second and Third Place:

  • Receives a scholarship* to the college or art camp of choice
  •  Recognition on Concert website

Honorable Mention and Honoring Our Military Award:

  •  Receives a cash reward
  • Recognition on Concert website

*All scholarship awards must be claimed within 12 months of high school graduation.

The Clay County school program responsible for producing the winning poster will receive a program grant, in addition to recognition via Concert on the Green press releases and news articles. All student winners will be recognized on the Concert on the Green website.

NEED MORE INFORMATION? Contact Carron Wedlund (Poster Competition Chair) at poster@concertonthegreen.com or at concertonthegreen@yahoo.com

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