2019 Poster Contest Entry Application & Payment


  • All participating artists shall be 18 years of age or older of any ethnic group or race.

  • Only one piece of artwork may be submitted per artist, and art from previous years cannot be resubmitted.

  • The artist who placed FIRST in the 3 past years (2018, 2017, 2016) is not eligible.

  • On our 33rd poster annual contest, the Artwork should reflect the artist’s interpretation or rendition of  ”The Impact of Hispanic Heritage in Tampa Bay Area”

  • There are three winning prizes:  $1,200 First place Grand Prize, $700 Second place prize and $300 Third place prize


CRITERIA FOR ARTWORK – Submitted Artwork must be:

  • Full-color, original design on canvas, canvas-board, watercolor paper, or Bristol board.

  • Photographable by standard means, or scanned, and therefore should not contain glass or reflective metallic materials, metallic ribbon or paints (reflective silver, gold, etc.).

  • Portrait orientation, with a minimum dimension of 24 x 32 inches and a maximum dimension of 36 x 48 inches, with a width-to-height aspect ratio of 3 to 4, and suitably framed or mounted in a professional manner.

  • Created with any combination of, or entirely from paints, oils, acrylic, pencils, chalk, or graphic design work 

  • The artwork may be a computer or digitally generated

  • The artwork may not be airbrushed, sprayed, decoupaged or collage in whole or part.

  • Judging Criteria: Works are judged on; 1. Artistic merit; 2. Interpretation of theme; 3. Graphic effect as a poster; 4. Overall visual impact.



  • The artist must print or type his/her name, telephone number, e-mail, and year the work was created, on an index card securely attached to the back frame of the artwork.

  • The artist name and year of the artwork creation must be written indelibly on the reverse of the artwork.

  • All artwork must have a copy of the signed application form firmly attached to the backing board or frame.



  • Application and payment entry fee must be submitted and received no later than Thursday, June 6, 2019. 

  • Artists must submit the completed application with payment of $30 by check or money order to the attention of Tampa Hispanic Heritage, Inc., P.O. Box 21152, Tampa, FL 33622. Artist can also submit the application and payment through this website.  

  • The Poster Unveiling Event will be held at the Tampa Bay Foundation for Architecture & Design, located on 1315 E. 7th Ave, Suite 105 Tampa, FL 33605.  The unveiling event will be held on Friday, July 12, 2019, at 6:00 pm.

  • Artists shall deliver the finished artwork by Tuesday, June 11, 2019, to the Gresham Smith, attention: Mr. Ray Wong, located at 302 Knights Run Ave, #900, Tampa, FL 33609. The delivery times are as follows: Monday to Thursday, between 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please, contact (call or text) Mr. Ray Wong at (813) 503-9966 to schedule dropping off your artwork.  You may contact a committee member if you need to schedule a different time to drop off your artwork. No artwork will be accepted after Tuesday, June 11, 2019.

  • Artwork submitted to THHI Poster Contest that is not chosen as First, Second, or Third place winner must be picked up immediately after the unveiling event.  Date and times for the pick-up will be announced.

  • Failure to pick up the non-selected artwork during this timeframe will release THHI from any and all responsibility regarding artwork. Furthermore, failure to pick up artwork shall be construed as the artist relinquishment of all property rights over his/her artwork. THHI assumes no responsibility to return the artwork to the artist.  Any artwork not picked up on the day allotted will become the property of THHI.



  • The winning first place artist will be required to sign and number 300 limited edition posters and an additional number of posters at the request of THHI.

  • First, second, and third place artwork become the copyrighted property of THHI, who will thus acquire all publication and copyrights.

  • First, second, and third place winners agree, and give permission, for their artwork to be copied, scanned and adapted by THHI for all promotional purposes and any and all forms of media including hard copy, electronic copy, and to use in promotional items as deemed proper by THHI, including, but not limited to, billboards, shirts, and posters.  Artwork may be displayed in any venue as THHI deems proper.

  • The First, Second and Third place artists are required to attend the Awards Unveiling Reception and other public appearances as required by Tampa Hispanic Heritage, Inc.

  • Tampa Hispanic Heritage, Inc. reserves the right to incorporate the words “Tampa Hispanic Heritage, Inc”, the anniversary year and sponsor names or logos on the winning artwork poster border.



  • The contestant agrees that Tampa Hispanic Heritage, Inc. may display ANY of the entries, whether or not THE ENTRY IS A FIRST, SECOND OR THIRD PLACE WINNER

2019 Poster Contest Entry Applications and Payment

Please Note: This is a paid contest, your entry will not be valid without payment and completed entry application.


By Mail:  If you would like to pay by check, please download and print the PDF application, complete and sign. Then mail in your entry application with payment to the address listed on the application.


Online:  If you would like to pay online, complete the fields below and submit payment through Paypal using the yellow "By Now" button below. Note: you must still download and print the PDF application, complete and sign. Then mail in your entry application to the address listed on the application.


Artwork Media (Optional)
Max File Size 15MB

Please Note: If paying online, you must still download, print and complete the PDF entry application above and mail to the address listed on the application.

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