The Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta invites Maine artists to submit a design for this year’s official festival T-shirt. The deadline to submit a design entry is Monday, June 19. A $500 prize will be awarded to the artist whose design is selected.
The selected design will be featured on the T-shirt commemorating the 11th annual Pumpkinfest & Regatta, to be held from Sept. 30-Oct. 9. Last year’s Pumpkinfest attracted thousands of visitors and more than 500 T-shirts were sold. To be eligible, the artist must be a Maine resident, year-round or summer.
The winning design will become the property of the Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta and all rights of use must be released to the Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta. The selected T-shirt design and the artist’s biography will be posted on the Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta website and Facebook page, and will be released officially to Maine and regional media. In addition to promotional media and prize money, the selected artist gains the satisfaction of seeing his or her artwork on T-shirts all over Maine and beyond.
To be considered, the artwork must: 1) be original, professional quality artwork (no photographs); 2) include the words “2017 Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta”; and 3) represent the Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta’s family-friendly and festive nature. While color is encouraged, the design should avoid elements that do not reproduce clearly, such as watercolor or shading. The finished design should be 12 inches by 13 inches in size.
Designs must be submitted as hard copy, mailed to Damariscotta Pumpkinfest, P.O. Box 1101, Damariscotta, ME 04543-1101, or electronically in JPEG or PDF format, which can be emailed as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org or saved onto a CD and mailed via the U.S. Postal Service. Be sure to include name, email address, physical mailing address, and phone number.