Tejano Conjunto Poster Contest
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36th Annual Tejano Conjunto Festival Poster Contest Winners
The 36th Annual Tejano Conjunto Festival has selected artwork by local artist, Regina Morales, as the Overall Winner of the annual Poster Contest. Her image depicting a skull and accordion will represent the festival and be featured on the official festival poster, t-shirts, and marketing materials. The selected design joins many other great works that have been featured at this, the largest and longest-running Conjunto festival in the country.
The blind judging by a panel of the city’s top artists and curators consists four categories including Middle School, High School, College and Open. In addition to having her image featured throughout the festival, Morales will receive a $1,000 cash prize. Each category features a Top Selection and Honorable Mention with cash prizes of $100 and $50 awarded in each category respectively.
Winners are as follows:
Overall Grand Prize:
Regina Morales (Open Category)
Top Winner: Belem Garcia-Stanley
Honorable Mention: Roger Avalos
Top Winner: Daniel Cantu
Honorable Mention: Juan Carlos Campos
Top Winner: Kayla Canales
Honorable Mention: Aidil Nino
Last Year’s Winners
Congratulations to artist and graphic designer Therese Spina who created the overall winning poster for the 35th Annual Tejano Conjunto Festival poster contest. Her design was used as the official poster for last year’s Tejano Conjunto Festival.
“I love history and I’ve always loved the image of the Virgen de Guadalupe, so I wanted to use that as the basis of the poster,” said Spina, a graduate student at Texas State University. “I did a lot of research and created it based on imagery that’s embedded in Latino culture.”
“The winning poster design is a classic and a great symbol for this year’s landmark 35th anniversary celebration,” said Juan Tejeda. Director of the Tejano Conjunto Festival. “I especially like the contemporary musical representation of the Virgen de Guadalupe and how her fingers are floating over the buttons and keyboard of the accordion as if she’s getting ready to play a polcita.”
The following are the winning entries for the 35th Annual Tejano Conjunto Festival poster contest:
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
$15 entry fee for each artist in the College and Open categories.
Fee does not apply to Middle School and High School entries.
More than one entry may be submitted.
Payments can be paid 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.
Required file formats include: JPEG at 72dpi (All mediums are acceptable but the submitted format must be in JPEG).
The final printed poster will be 22 inches x 28 inches;
The poster must include the words Tejano Conjunto Festival en San Antonio 2017;
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.
All artwork must be submitted by 5:00pm Friday, February 10, 2017 to the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, 723 S Brazos St., San Antonio, TX 78207.
Artwork will be judged by a panel of the city’s top artists and curators. Winners will be notified by March 10, 2017.
AWARDS PRESENTATION The cash awards will be presented to the winning artists at the 36th Annual Tejano Conjunto Festival en San Antonio 2017 Opening Night Ceremonies on Friday, May 26, 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 relating to the Tejano Conjunto Festival en San Antonio.