he iconic 44th annual Kona Coffee Cultural Festival announces the launch of its annual Festival Art Contest, one that illustrates the talents of Kona’s prolific art community.
Local artists are invited to submit original Kona coffee art for consideration and the winning entry will be showcased throughout the Festival.
Artwork should be evocative of Kona’s coffee heritage and integrate the Festival’s 2014 theme – Bringing Kona Together.
The winning design will become the official image of the 2014 Kona Coffee Cultural Festival and will be featured on all official Festival merchandise including the Festival button, event poster and retail merchandise.
The winning design will also be featured on the Festival’s magazine cover, website and other promotional materials.
Artists of traditional media including oil, acrylic, tempera, watercolor, illustrations as well as computer graphics and photographers are invited to participate.
Artists are encouraged to be inspired by this year’s theme – Bringing Kona Together. Typography should not be included within the art.
There is no entry fee to participate and the competition is open to all Hawaii Island residents 18 and older.
Ownership of entry copyright: By submitting artwork into this contest, the artist agrees to assign all ownership rights and copyright of the art to the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival.
Artwork submissions are due by Tuesday, April 1 and should be delivered to Malia Bolton at the Kona Coffee & Tea Company located across from Honokohau Harbor on Queen Kaahumanu Highway or entries can be submitted electronically via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be sure to include “Festival Submission” in the subject line with electronic entries.
The award-winning Kona Coffee Cultural Festival is recognized as the oldest and one of the most successful food festivals in Hawaii.
The 2014 Festival slated for Nov. 7-16 includes 10 days of events that promote Hawaii’s unique culture and diversity and supports the Festival’s mission to preserve, perpetuate and promote Kona’s unique coffee heritage.
The Kona Coffee Cultural Festival is supported as a ‘Major Festival’ by Hawaii Tourism Authority and is made possible through the support of numerous other corporate and community donors.
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