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 June 19-22, 2014

Art Contest for Fishing for Memories VI Poster

Calling all artists from novice to professional for this opportunity to win $500 and have your art featured as part of Fishing for Memories VI in this first-ever contest to create the rodeo poster! Fishing for Memories is a benefit rodeo for the Alzheimer’s Association. The event raised $170,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association in the first five years.

AWARDS: The artist who designs the art selected for the 2014 rodeo will receive $500 from Fishing for Memories and recognized at the award ceremony on Sunday, June 22nd. Top entries will be considered for use in future years for the same cash award and recognition.

DEADLINE: The art must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1, 2014.

GUIDELINES: The art must be original and composed by hand. Computer-generated images are not eligible. Include one of the fish listed below, a combination of the inshore fish, or a combination of the offshore fish. Inshore fish: Flounder, Speckled Trout & Redfish Offshore fish: Cobia, Dolphin (Mahi-Mahi), Grouper, King Mackerel, Mangrove Snapper, Red Snapper & Wahoo Include the title and location of the rodeo on the poster. The title is Fishing for Memories VI. The location is Intracoastal City, LA.

The Alzheimer’s Association symbol shown below should be worked into the art but not necessarily as a prominent feature.

  • Size: Must fit 24 inch by 36 inch frame
  • Medium: Oil/Acrylic Paint or Watercolor
  • Signature: On the back ONLY to prevent judge bias.
  • Framing: Fishing for Memories accepts unframed and un-matted works only.


HOW TO REGISTER: Email a photograph of your entry along with your name, telephone number, and mailing address to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Please be sure that the image of your art entry is in JPEG or JPG format. If you submit any other format, it is possible that your entry will not be viewable to the judges. Judges will view your artwork exactly as you submit it, so please make sure your artwork is correctly oriented. We encourage early submissions.

The artists of the top entries will be contacted after the first round of judging to submit the original art before April 10, 2014 for the final round of judging.

By submitting the piece, the artist authorizes Fishing for Memories to auction off the original art at the event and use digital versions to promote the rodeo online and in print.

JUDGING: Applicants are judged on a point system in the following categories: design; meeting guidelines; goodness of fit as a standalone auction item, design for promotional materials such as the rodeo brochure and the rodeo t-shirt, and for prints of the art.

QUESTIONS: Email Carrick and Holly Boffy at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with questions.

RESULTS: The winner will be announced on Facebook. Like Fishing for Memories: A Benefit Rodeo for the Alzheimer’s Association to follow the contest.



Offshore - Cobia, Wahoo, King Mackerel, Mangrove Snapper, Red Snapper & Mahi-mahi

Inshore - Black Drum, Catfish any species, Croaker, Flounder, Garfish, Speckled Trout & Redfish

For the Redfish category only, the total weight for 2 fish 16- 27 inches will be entered. Once weighed, the fish are marked by the Weigh Master and no longer eligible to be entered.

Any Fish - Any species NOT in the inshore and offshore categories is eligible except Sharks and Billfish.

Prizes - 1st $599 2nd $300 3rd $150

Kayak Division - Redfish (weight of 2 fish 16-27”), Speckled Trout & Flounder

The overall Kayak Champion will be awarded to the individual with the most points on the final leader board for the Kayak Division (1st place - 3 points; 2nd - 2 points; 3rd - 1 point). The angler is also eligible to place fish in the Inshore Division with the same ticket.

Prize - Plaque

Youth Division - Catfish any species, Croaker, Speckled Trout & Redfish (One fish 16- 27 inches)

Prizes - 1st Lifetime Fishing License and trophies for 1st – 3rd places

Best Offshore Boat, Best Inshore Boat & Biggest Rodeo Fish

Prizes – Plaques

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