Artists of all ages and skills are invited to submit artwork for a chance to be featured on the 2024 Sunflower Festival t-shirt! There will be a $200 prize and the winning art will also be showcased in the Gillam Museum for the Festival and featured in RRCHCA publications and on social media!>

The Contest opens August 15, 2023 and closes November 3, 2023.

Design Guide

  • Artwork must be original!
  • The design should feature sunflowers in some way. The works will be judged on content, visual interest, creativity, composition, and suitability for use on a t-shirt.
  • We suggest that the piece incorporate the text “Sunflower Festival and Trail”. If not included, it will be added to the layout when printing.
  • Art must fit within an 8 ½ x 11 inch area. Portrait orientation is preferred.
  • Only flat, 2D pieces can be accepted. Medium is the artist’s preference, but the finished work should not have texture. Surface may be paper, canvas board, or stretched canvas.
  • No framed or folded pieces please. A flat cardboard or tube mailer will be sufficient.
  • Designs must not include any trademark content, brands, store names, or logos.
  • Collages, computer generated works, photography, or photocopies will not be accepted.
  • Artists are encouraged to sign their work.

The Rules

  • Postmark deadline is November 2, 2023. Submissions must be postmarked by November 2, 2023, or hand delivered to the Gilliam Library by 2pm on November 3rd, 2023.
  • Mail to:
    • RRCHCA at the Gilliam Library
    • RE: T-Shirt Art Contest
    • P.O. Box 132
    • Gilliam, La 71029
  • Each artist may submit one design.
  • The work must have the entry form attached to the back side with tape or glue stick and the artist's name clearly printed on the back. Please do not attack with clips or staples, or attach anything else to the art. Entries without the form cannot be considered. No obligation or liability is assumed by the RRCHCA.
  • Any artist under 18 must have a parent or guardian sign their form.
  • All submitted entries will be held for display at the festival. Entries not selected can be picked up any time on the day of the festival. If not picked up, the artwork becomes the property of RRCHCA.

By submitting your work, if selected, you will grant RRCHCA sole permission to use the work and reproduction or images of the work to promote the Association and the Festival event and in the creation of material for sale, until after the Festival date.

2024 Sunflower Festival T-Shirt Design Contest Entry Form

Click Here to view the Contest Entry Form in a printable PDF format. Print the form to mail-in or present with your entry. (PDF is 113kb)

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