2021 Poster Contest Artist Entry Applications and Payment


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 below using the yellow "Buy Now" button. 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.

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


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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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•    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 (2020, 2019, 2018) is not eligible.

•    The Artwork should reflect the artist’s interpretation or rendition of the 2021 theme  “Traditions in the Hispanic Culture in Tampa Bay”.

•    There are three winning prizes: $1,200 First Place, $700 Second Place, and $300 Third Place.


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 4:00 p.m. on Friday, June 4th, 2021.

•    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 the website: www.tampahispanic.org/poster-contest.

•    The Poster Unveiling Event venue and artwork drop off location are to be announced (TBA) at this time. 

•    The unveiling event will be held on Friday, July 25th, 2021 at 5:30pm.

•    Artists shall deliver the finished artwork by Friday, June 4th, 2021 by 4 p.m. Location at this time is to be determined (TBD). No artwork         will be accepted after 4 p.m. on June 4th, 2021. 

•    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 artwork to the artist. Any artwork not picked up on the day allotted will become the prope.rty 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.