Tejano Conjunto Poster Contest
Presenting the Official Poster of the 38th Annual Tejano Conjunto Festival en San Antonio 2019
Ciara Casarez, Communications Arts High School, Northside ISD
SUBMISSIONS for the 2020 Poster Contest will open in the fall.
This year’s poster contest invites visual artists, graphic designers, and art students to create an entry in the Middle School, High School, College or Open categories. Each category’s Top Selection receives a cash award of $100 followed by an Honorable Mention prize of $50. The Overall Winner receives a cash prize of $1,500. The overall winning image is used as the primary marketing image for the festival and will appear on promotional materials including event listings, website, social media, poster, t-shirt, and other related merchandise.
$15 entry fee for each artist in the Open category.
Fee does not apply to Middle School and High School entries.
Fees for College will be waived this year.
More than one entry may be submitted.
Payment can be made online or brought to the Guadalupe Main office. Checks should be made payable to the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center.
Conjunto Music – Traditional music born in South Texas whose main instruments include the button accordion, bajo sexto, bass and drums. All the instruments do not need to be represented in the artwork but keep in mind that we are looking for a colorful, creative interpretation of Conjunto music.
Tips: Research images of past Conjunto festivals online or on the Festival’s Facebook page. Note that Conjunto music does not include ballet folklorico dancers, flamenco skirts, or mariachis. Entries featuring an incorrect musical genre will be disqualified. Attention to detail is highly encouraged particularly when it comes to fashion including hats, boots, jeans, and shoes. View other winning entries found on this page to ensure your entry does not resemble a previous winner’s imagery.
For initial submission: Required file formats include:
JPEG at 72dpi (All mediums are acceptable but the
submitted format must be in JPEG).
-The Overall winner should be able to produce a vector file (eps)
-The final printed poster will be 18 inches x 24 inches vertical
-The overall winning image must be at minimum 18″ wide
-Horizontal submissions will be disqualified
-The poster must include the words: Tejano Conjunto Festival en San Antonio 2020
-The poster must be original, creative, innovative and unique
-The poster must be the submitting Entrant’s original, previously unpublished work and not contain any third party copyrighted material (including images and wording) unless the Entrant has written permission to use such copyrighted material
-Do not sign the artwork, as this is not conducive to impartial judging
-The winning entry is subject to editing for purpose of creating stylized/thematic marketing materials
DEADLINE: Friday, January 31, 2020, at 5:00pm CST
SUBMIT: All artwork must be submitted in person to the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, 723 S Brazos St., San Antonio, TX 78207 or online at: guadalupeculturalarts.org/tejano-conjunto-poster-contest/
JUDGING: Artwork will be judged by a panel of artists, curators, and arts administrators. This is a blind judging.
NOTIFICATION: Winners will be notified in February.
AWARDS PRESENTATION : The cash awards will be presented to the winning artists at the 39th Annual Tejano Conjunto Festival en San Antonio Opening Night Ceremonies at Rosedale Park.
Submitting a poster to this contest serves as an agreement with the rules and guidelines stated herein. The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center will retain ownership of the overall winning poster and image and assumes the right to reproduce the winning poster for any purpose it deems fit including any and all publicity and commercial products relating to the Tejano Conjunto Festival en San Antonio.
Overall Winner: Ramiro Andradre
Born and raised on the culturally-rich west side of San Antonio, Ramiro Andrade attended Edgewood Fine Arts Academy. While there, Ramiro grew his passion from Visual Arts & Digital Media. In 2011, Ramiro started “StuddMuffin Design,” to further cultivate his love for design by helping families, businesses, and entrepreneurs develop their brand identity. RAW: natural born artists scouted Ramiro in 2012 to showcase his work in large markets such as Houston, Denver, and of course here at home. As a freelance Graphic Designer, Ramiro has worked with entities like the Adelante! U.S. Education Leadershup Fund, BeVisible Latinx, Teatro Audaz San Antonio, the Human Rights Campaign, and Fire Collaborative, among others. Ramiro’s definition of success can be defined by the way his work makes the viewer feel; “If I have conveyed my message in a pleasing or influential manner, I will have done my job as an artist.” More of Ramiro’s work can be found on Instagram @studdmuffindesign.
Winners in each category:
36th Annual Tejano Conjunto Festival Poster Contest Winners
35th Annual Tejano Conjunto Festival Poster Contest Winners
Overall Winner: Therese Spina
Top Selection Open Category: Fernando Andrade & Samuel Morales
Honorable Mention Open Category: Rae Cabello
Top Selection College Level: Eva Tamez
Top Selection High School: Christopher B. Garza
Honorable Mention High School: Caitlin Backus
Top Selection Middle School: Jennifer Herrera
Honorable Mention Middle School: Ana Davila