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New Jersey Lottery Festival of Ballooning Poster Art Contest 

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Poster Guidelines

 The design should include the following creative elements:

  1. Hot-air balloon(s)
  2. Live music
  3. Family fun
  4. Reflective of the beautiful rural setting in Hunterdon County
  5. Modern feel while capturing the essence of the festival’s 40-year history

Judging Criteria:     

Each of the following elements will be judged on a scale of 1 – 5 points, with “1” meaning emerging
skill and “5” meaning expert skill, to determine finalists.

Originality of Design

Clarity of Theme

Technical Application

A unique use of Text and Logo

Artistic Expression

Rules of Entry

To participate complete an entry form with your name, address, and phone number, and submit it online.

- Poster design entries will be accepted through March 10, 2023. A panel of judges (see posterguidelines and judging criteria below) will select three posters as finalists, and public votes will be collected via our Facebook page between March 16 and March 23, 2023, to determine the winning entry.

The contest will be conducted Febuary 3rd through March 10th, 2023. Deadline for entries is March 10th, 2023. The winner will be announced on March 24, 2023.

All three finalists will receive two (2) complimentary tickets to the festival and have their work displayed on the New Jersey Festival of Ballooning website. The top two finalists will also receive a cash prize of $250-$750. 1st place will receive $250, 2nd place will receive $250. In addition, the artist submitting the winning entry will have the opportunity to display and vend their artwork at the festival.

Copyright Disclaimer
The poster you will be submitting is an image of original artwork created by yourself or is artwork created by a designer/illustrator/photographer/artist who authorized you in writing to submit the image on their behalf. You affirm that images submitted by you do not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyright, or other intellectual property rights of any person or entity. You may not post, distribute, or reproduce in any way any copyrighted material, trademarks, or other proprietary information without obtaining the prior written consent of the owner of such proprietary rights. Without limiting our rights, it is our policy to terminate all relations with any designer/artist/illustrator/photographer who infringes copyright upon our receipt of a notice of infringement from the copyright owner or the copyright owner's legal counsel. By submitting an entry, you affirm your understanding of and agreement to the above statements. If you do not agree, do not submit an entry.

By submitting a poster, you grant to Festival of Ballooning, Inc. and its associated entities, an an irrevocable, royalty-free license to reproduce, publish, display, and distribute the poster, or it’s individual incorporated elements for marketing purposes, including on or through any websites and social media platforms, and any other use. You also give Festival of Ballooning, Inc. permission to use your name and likeness in connection with the use of your poster as described.

General Terms   
Artists must be 18 years or older to participate and a resident of the United States or its territories, including the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. There is no purchase or payment required to enter. Void where prohibited. Selections of winning posters are final. New Jersey Lottery Festival of Ballooning, may modify the terms of, or cancel, the competition at its discretion.
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