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Call for Artist- Right Whale Festival Poster

Published May 3, 2012

Each fall, the Right Whale Festival is held in Jacksonville Beach, FL to celebrate North Atlantic right whales and their seasonal return to the waters off Florida and Georgia, which is the only known right whale calving area. The 4th Annual Right Whale Festival will be held on Saturday, November 17, 2012. More information on the festival is available atwww.rightwhalefestival.org.
We invite interested individuals to participate in an annual poster design contest. Designs will be voted on by the Right Whale Festival Planning Committee. The chosen poster design will also be used for t-shirts, ads, and kid’s passports program.
Submission Details:
Please submit a pdf your poster to Jessica Koelsch via email:jkoelsch@sea2shore.org by May 18, 2012. Include the following information in your submission email:
– Name
– Email address
– Phone number
– School, Year of Graduation, & Major (if applicable)
– Instructor name and contact info (if submitted as part of class project)

Submission Details:
Please submit a pdf your poster to Jessica Koelsch via email:jkoelsch@sea2shore.org by May 18, 2012. Include the following information in your submission email:
– Name
– Email address
– Phone number
– School, Year of Graduation, & Major (if applicable)
– Instructor name and contact info (if submitted as part of class project)

Recognition:
 Artists name will be included on the festival poster and listed on therightwhalefestival.org website.
 Artists will be called on stage during festival to receive formal recognition.
 Artist will be provided with each item in which their design was used including posters, t-shirts, passports, advertisements, and any additional items.

Poster Design Requirements:
– 11×17
– Must include a mother and calf (baby) right whale.
– Physical characteristics feature of the right whales should be anatomically correct (ex. paddle shaped flipper vs. pointed).
– Artwork must be original.
– Poster should include the Right Whale Festival logo either incorporated into the artwork or somewhere on the poster (see top left of this announcement). The logo is available on the festival website.
– This year we celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/laws/mmpa/) which grants federal protection of the North Atlantic right whale. If possible, please incorporation the theme “protection” into this year’s poster design.
– Component of the poster should be easily converted to two-color/ b&w graphic, as needed for advertisements and some t-shirts.
– Include white space for sponsor logos at the bottom on the design.
– Text to be included (subject to change):
2011 Right Whale Festival
Sea Walk Pavilion
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
November 17, 2012
10:00am-4:00pm
www.rightwhalefestival.org
Beach Clean-up 9-11am
Beach Run 11am-12pm
Live Music 12-4pm
Celebrate the North Atlantic right whales’ annual return to their only known calving area in the Southeast U.S. With as few as 350 remaining, there are many local efforts to protect these critically endangered whales from extinction. Join us at the 4th annual Right Whale Festival to learn how we can lessen human impacts and bring peace to the right whales that share our coastal waters!
Other Requirements:
– Artist must be willing to work with a representative from the Right Whale Festival to create one color and one black and white ad for print advertisements, as well as, the design for t-shirts, and other materials as needed.
– Artist must provide designs files in Adobe Design Program used upon request.