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