Monday, October 4, 2010

Poster Competition! WIN $1,000

Poster Competition!

2011 San Diego Latino Film Festival Poster Competition Call for Entries

Media Arts Center San Diego is now accepting submissions for our second annual Film Festival Poster Competition. The deadline for all submissions is November 19, 2010.

*Click here for Submission Form

Media Arts Center San Diego, in partnership with the San Diego Reader, will be presenting the 18th Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival (SDLFF) 10-20, March 2011. This prestigious and internationally recognized festival celebrates films and videos by Latinos and/or about the Latino experience, screening over 160 works from across Latin America and throughout the United States. For the first time, the Festival is putting a call out to artists and graphic designers for its annual poster artwork. Artists and Designers are encouraged to submit work for the Film Festival Poster Competition by November 19, 2010.

Late submissions will NOT be accepted.


The competition is open to all artists and graphic designers, and all submissions must be received by the deadline of November 19, 2010 at 5:00pm. There is no limit to the number of submissions entered. In honor of our inaugural year of Festival Poster Competition, there is no entry fee. Entries will be accepted from individuals, collaborative teams, or design firms, with prize money being split between the entrants listed. No additional prize money will be awarded.

*Entries must be mounted on an 8 1/2" w x 11" h board.

In the artwork, be sure to include "18th Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival, March 10-20 2011" Entries may be in the form of photography, painting, graphic art, and illustration, in color or black and white.The design should be easy to translate into a range of print materials such as 30" x 36" size posters, newsprint ads, t-shirts, film, street banners, bus advertisements, etc.

Place your name, address, email and phone number on the back of each submission.

All submissions will be judged based on content, appeal and marketability. The decisions of the judges will be final. Media Arts Center San Diego does not take on liability for submissions. Please provide a self-addressed stamped envelope if you would like your design(s) to be returned to you.

All submissions become the shared property of the artist and San Diego Latino Film Festival. By submitting an entry, the entrant agrees that San Diego Latino Film Fesitval has permission to use the image for purposes including, but not limited to:

-souvenir programs
-festival badges & tickets

Copyrighted material: Material that is not original or the property of the artist is prohibited.

If your poster design is selected, you will win USD$1,000 and your design will contribute the look of the Festival by appearing on Festival posters, invitations, t-shirts, and much more, providing significant and immeasurable exposure to your artwork/design. Finalists will be announced in mid-December, and the winning poster will be revealed in January 2011 in San Diego. All posters that advance to the final round will be exhibited during the 2011 San Diego Latino Film Festival, March 10-20, 2011.

Send submissions to

Attn: San Diego Latino Film Festival 2011
2921 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA 92104-1204

For further information, please contact Media Arts Center San Diego at (619) 230-1938 or visit

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