All applicants must agree to the following rules and conditions of the contest:

  • Only one piece of artwork may be submitted per artist. Any artist who placed first in the past three years is not eligible (2020, 2019, 2018). Posters from previous years cannot be resubmitted. Submission of application and payment must be made electronically via the Tampa Hispanic Heritage Inc., website or mailed to the address described on the application.

  • The first place winner will be required to sign 300-plus limited edition posters at the request of Tampa Hispanic Heritage, Inc.

  • All artwork submitted to Tampa Hispanic Heritage, Inc. Poster Contest that is not chosen as a first, second or third place winner must be picked up immediately after the event ends. The event location, date and time are located on the Poster Contest Home page of Any artwork not retrieved on time by the artist will be discarded.

  • All artwork must be identifiable, either by attaching the application to the back of the poster or printing the online application and attaching to the back of the poster.

  • 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 border of the winning artwork poster. On the back of the artwork, the artist must securely attach an index card with his/her name (printed), telephone number, e-mail address, and confirmation number (if the application was submitted electronically).

  • First, second, and third place artwork will become the property of Tampa Hispanic Heritage, Inc. and Tampa Hispanic Heritage Inc., will acquire all publication rights. Winning artists give up all rights of the art and poster design to Tampa Hispanic Heritage, Inc.

  • First, second, and third place winners agree, and give permission, that his/her artwork becomes the property of Tampa Hispanic Heritage, Inc. and can be used and adapted for all promotional items as deemed proper by Tampa Hispanic Heritage, Inc., including, but not limited to, billboards, shirts, and posters.

  • The artwork must be full-color, original design on canvas suitable for a scanner. There is a minimum dimension of 24 x 32 inches and a maximum size of 36 x 48 inches with a width to a height aspect ratio of 3 to 4 (vertical). It must be framed or mounted.

  • The poster in its entirety may be composed of the following: paint, oils, acrylic, pencils, chalk, or computer/ graphic design and MUST NOT INCLUDE PHOTOGRAPHY, AIRBRUSH BASE OR COLLAGE. Artwork must be mounted or framed.

  • Judging criteria will be based on 1. Artistic merit; 2. Interpretation of theme; 3. Graphic effect as a poster; 4. Overall visual impact.

  • The contestant agrees that Tampa Hispanic Heritage, Inc. may display all of the entries, whether or not it is the winning poster, as Tampa Hispanic Heritage, Inc. deems proper.

  • All finalists and the winner will be required to attend the Awards Reception and other public appearances as required by Tampa Hispanic Heritage, Inc.

  • The undersigned hereby waives and releases Tampa Hispanic Heritage, Inc., as well as any other sponsors, from any and all rights, claims, demands, damages or actions which the undersigned may have against Tampa Hispanic Heritage, Inc., in connection with or arising out of the poster contest including, without limitations, damage or loss of any artwork submitted by the undersigned. Contestants are hereby notified of the advisability of obtaining adequate property insurance coverage for their entry.

  • All participating artists shall be 18 years of age or older.