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7th Annual Right Whale Festival Call to Artists/Graphic Design Students

Published April 15, 2015
7th Annual Right Whale Festival Call to Artists/Graphic Design StudentsEach 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 7th Annual Right Whale Festival will be held on Saturday, November 21, 2015. More information on the festival is available at
We invite interested individuals to participate in an annual poster design contest (see previous posters on website). Designs will be voted on by the Right Whale Festival organizers and partners. The chosen poster design will also be used for t-shirts, ads, and kid’s passports program.

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.
• 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):

7th Annual Right Whale Festival
Free Admission – Family Fun
Sea Walk Pavilion
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
November 21, 2015
Beach Clean-up 9-11am
Beach Run 11am-12pm
Live Music 10-4pm
Celebrate the annual return of the engendered North Atlantic right whale to its calving waters off our coast. The festival raises awareness about the right whale and the ongoing efforts to protect them.

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 the Adobe Design Program used upon request.


• Artists name will be included on the festival poster and listed on the website.
• Artists will be called on stage during festival to receive formal recognition (if artist choses to attend the festival, it will be at his/her own expense).
• Artist will be provided with each item in which their design was used including posters, t-shirts, passports, advertisements, and any additional items.


Please refer to previous years posters (available the festival website for examples. Other questions can be directed to Winners will be notified by June 5, 2015.
Links to right whale images and information:


Submission Details:
Please submit a pdf your poster via email: by May 11, 2015. 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)