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MDJF 2018 Poster Competition

Calling on all artists to design the 2018 MDJF Poster!

Calling on all artists to design the 2018 MDJF Poster!

WDNA 88.9FM Public Radio will produce the 2018 Miami Downtown Jazz Festival on April 26-28, 2018, three days of music in several outdoor and indoor locations in Downtown Miami with outstanding local, regional, national and international artists.  We’re calling on all artist to submit a beautiful poster to celebrate this second edition of the Festival.

The Entry Form is below.            

2018 POSTER COMPETITION GUIDELINES                

Eligibility:  All artists living or enrolled in school in Miami-Dade, Broward, Monroe, and Palm Beach County are invited to submit artwork for consideration as the official poster image for the 2018 Miami Downtown Jazz Festival.  An application for entry and digital art must be submitted by midnight, March 1, 2018.

Theme or Subject of Entry:  Artwork should represent the WDNA Miami Downtown Jazz Festival and portray the spirit of Jazz and the flavor and culture of South Florida.

Entry Guidelines:  All entries must be submitted digitally in a .jpg or .pdf format (cannot exceed 10MB).  Must use a high resolution when designing image on the computer (winning image will be enlarged to a 11x17 poster, printed on t-shirts, and other items).  Only two-dimensional artwork will be considered.  All two-dimensional media accepted, including painting, drawing, collage, photography, computer-generated design, etc.  The artwork MUST include the following text “WDNA 2018 Miami Downtown Jazz Festival”. The size of original artwork should be minimum 8 ½” x 11”, maximum 11” x 17”.  A copy of your completed entry form (on following page) must be submitted along with the artwork.  The WDNA Miami Downtown Jazz Festival Committee will retain possession and all legal rights to the winning entry, including all reproduction and photographic rights, with artwork credit for any published use given to the artist.  The artwork will be used on flyers, posters, tee shirts, etc. (Please keep in mind the artwork will be used for “spot printing” not four color process.  Graphic art works better for this).

Adjudication:  The WDNA Miami Downtown Jazz Festival Committee will judge all entries.  Entries will be judged on innovative handling of the subject, mood, concept, craftsmanship, reproducibility, and adherence to competition guidelines.

Awards:  Recognition as the official 2018 WDNA Miami Downtown Jazz Festival Poster Artist: $300 award.

Poster Competition Time-Line:

  • Submission of Entry Form and Artwork: An application for entry (below) must be submitted along with the artwork by midnight March 1, 2018 via email to mdjfpostercontest@wdna.org.
  • Submission of original Artwork: A request for the original artwork might be as early as January 31, 2016 pending on notification.
  • Awards Notification: Winning artist will be notified by February 15, 2018.

Other information you should know:

Submissions that do not meet the deadline or technical specifications will be disqualified.

Additional Terms and Conditions:  By participating in the contest, you agree to release and hold harmless any affiliate of WDNA, the Miami Downtown Jazz Festival, affiliates, agents, and advertising and promotional agencies from any and all damages, injuries, claims, causes of actions, or losses of any kind resulting from your participating in this contest, including infringements of intellectual property rights.  The WDNA Miami Downtown Jazz Festival, affiliates, agents, and advertising and promotional agencies assume no responsibility or liability for any damages, injuries, claims, causes of actions, or losses of any kind arising in whole or in part from this contest.

Copyright:  Entries must be submitted by the original artist.  You must be the sole owner of the art piece or image you submit and the submission of the art piece and the entry form is your guarantee that you are the author and copyright holder of the art.  The WDNA Miami Downtown Jazz Festival reserves the right to alter the final poster design or to reject all submissions for final poster design.  If you have any questions, contact Maggie Pelleya at mpelleya@wdna.org.