Prizes awarded will be: First Place: $500, Second Place: $300, Third Place: $200
The purpose of the Banner Contest is to:
· Illustrate the town’s new brand identity, “Genuine Smithfield,”
· Promote art and culture and artistic engagement with the community,
· Beautify downtown Smithfield with original artwork and thus increase visitation
and retail traffic,
· Garner media attention throughout Coastal Virginia and beyond.
Artwork must illustrate the theme: “Genuine Smithfield…Savor Our Small-Town Southern Charm” and reflect some attribute of or location in the town of Smithfield. The contest welcomes designs of an original, vibrant, humorous and uplifting nature and encourages creative representations of the unique attributes of our community. Artists can submit photos, drawings, paintings, collage, digital artwork, etc. - any two dimensional medium. Previous entries in the Pork-a-razzi Photo Contest are also eligible for entry in the banner contest.
The contest is open to all – amateur and professional artists/photographers and students. There is no age limit for the artists and the artist does not have to be a resident of Smithfield to enter. Each artist may enter up to three submissions.
Banners shown above are examples only and do not indicate preferred subject matter, style, medium or color scheme.