January 19, 2022

2022 Wheaton Arts Parade and Festival Poster Contest Seeks Entries for September Event

The sixth annual Wheaton Arts Parade and Festival is eight months away, but planning is in motion for the event that grows in stature each year. Entries are now being accepted from Montgomery County college and high school students for the poster design contest that will add to the enthusiasm for this year’s event.

The poster contest entry deadline is Sunday, Feb. 27. The parade and festival are scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 25, in the Wheaton Triangle and the Marian Fryer Plaza.

Poster designs should celebrate art and Wheaton's diverse cultures and communicate the fun-filled spirit of a parade and art festival.

The artist of the winning design will receive a $300 prize (provided by the Los Chorros and iHOP Wheaton restaurants) and will get to work with the Wheaton Arts Parade graphic designer to refine their design into a promotional poster. In addition, the Wheaton Arts Parade organization will award the winning student's school with $100 for art supplies.

Students should only submit original designs for the poster contest. Design entries should use no more than five colors (including black and white) and should include space for graphic elements that will be added with event information, such as date/time, a logo, hashtag and web address.

Only digital entries will be accepted. Entries should be 8.5 x 11 inches and saved as a 300 dpi to-size JPEG or vector PDF format. In addition to the design, entries must include the artist’s first and last name, mailing address, phone number and email address. The student’s school and grade must be included, as well as the name of the student's art teacher, if applicable.

More information about the contest, including an entry form, can be found at https://www.wheatonartsparade.org/2022-poster-contest.

Details about the first five Wheaton Arts Parades and Festivals, and the posters that highlighted each one, can be found at https://www.wheatonartsparade.org/archives.