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2012 Chicago Flower & Garden Show Commemorative Poster Contest

This year, the Chicago Flower & Garden Show gives you the opportunity to let your imagination run wild by participating in our commemorative poster contest. The winning poster will be proudly displayed on the cover of this year's show guide, CTA ads, street pole banners and more! Creative and original artwork must be submitted by June 30. Winning Poster will be announced July 15th. Please see below for poster guidelines and submission requirements.

Poster submissions should be sent to:
FLOWER SHOW PRODUCTIONS, INC.
207 E. Ohio, #118
Chicago, Illinois 60611

Criteria for Poster Submissions:
• Posters must incorporate creative and original artwork and ideas. Depictions of cartoons, video games, and movie/television characters; celebrities; movie themes; and past poster designs do not constitute creativity and originality.

• Posters must incorporate the Chicago Flower & Garden Show’s theme of “Hort Couture” focusing on color, design and texture and its relation to plant material and garden design. The design should be able to accommodate text, such as Chicago Flower & Garden Show and the show dates March 10-18, 2012. You can include them or allow for space for us to add them in.

• Posters must be no smaller than 12” x 18” but can be made larger, as long as they can be reproduced in various sizes. All submissions should include an EPS file.

• Posters can be received in original artwork form, but then you must create a vector or EPS file for printing purposes.

• Applicants name, age, school/current position, phone and email information must be included on the back of the submission, but not stapled to it.

• Entries may use a variety of media, including watercolor, oil, acrylics, pastels, graphic design, etc. Keep in mind that winning posters will be reproduced or reprinted, so clear artwork and easy to read messages are best.

• Computer clip art, pictures from magazines and other print media, or any other copyrighted brand or product images will not be accepted.

• ALL POSTERS WILL BECOME THE PROPERTY OF THE CHICAGO FLOWER & GARDEN SHOW AND FLOWER SHOW PRODUCTIONS, INC.

• The winning poster can be used for but not limited to: CTA ads, street pole banners, the cover of the show guide and commemorative posters.

• Failure to comply with the guidelines could result in a disqualification of the poster.

• All submissions will need to be sent in with a signed application form.

If you have any questions please contact Daniel Stober at (312)595-5541.

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