Planning is well under way for the 7th Annual San Antonio Cocktail Conference, and this year there’s more than just the ‘craft of the cocktail’! The conference is hosting its first official Poster Contest.

San Antonio and area artists are invited to participate in this competition to create a piece that represents the unique atmosphere and imagery of San Antonio Cocktail Conference – the cocktail scene, the art of the craft, the charitable support of children’s causes from the conference - while reflecting the sense of community and spirit of our Alamo City.

DEADLINE

Deadline for submission is 5:00 p.m. Friday, September 1 st , 2017. Entries must be submitted before the deadline to San Antonio Cocktail Conference, 219 E. Houston St., Suite 250, San Antonio, 78205. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

PRIZE

Five semifinalists will be selected before an overall winner is selected. The winning artist will receive $1,000, 2 multi-event access passes to SACC 2018, and will be honored at the San Antonio Cocktail Conference 2017 Poster Unveiling, and be recognized in SACC media outreach and promotions. Second and third place winners will be awarded 2 passes to Opening Night at SACC 2018.

The winning artist must be available for poster signing, press interviews and public appearances Thursday, October 19th , 2017 and January 10-14, 2018 (SA Cocktail Conference dates).

RULES & INFORMATION

—  You must be 21 years or older.

—  All artists of traditional media (oil/acrylic/tempera, watercolors, illustrations, prints) and of computer graphics are invited to participate in this competition!

—  All submissions should represent the unique atmosphere and imagery of San Antonio Cocktail Conference – possibly including the cocktail scene, the art of the craft, the charitable support of children’s causes from the conference, and/or the sense of community and spirit of our Alamo City.

—  Each entry must be a completely original concept not used in other posters, promotions or events.

—  Entries should contain no fluorescent or metallic colors.

—  One artist per entry. No collaborations.

—  The poster design and elements of it may be used in official SACC merchandise.

—  Artists are encouraged to keep in mind the merchandising flexibility of the content of their original artwork.

—  Submit your work in a vertical poster format measuring 24” wide by 36” high.

—  Entries must be mounted. Mounting can be stretched canvas, illustration board, foam core, etc.

—  Do not sign or otherwise identify yourself on the front of the entry. Secure your contact information (name, address, phone number, EMAIL ADDRESS) to the back of the entry.

—  Non-winning entries will be returned to artists but may not be subsequently sold with any SACC logo or identification incorporated in the artwork. Entries not selected as a finalist must be picked up by Thursday, October 26th 2017, or they will be discarded.

—  Five semifinalists will be selected before an overall winner is selected. Judges will consider concept, artistic imagery, visual presentation and merchandising adaptation.

—  San Antonio Cocktail Conference may ask the winning artist to make changes to the artwork before the poster is printed.

—  San Antonio Cocktail Conference is not responsible for lost or damaged entries.

—  San Antonio Cocktail Conference will retain ownership and full copyright of the winning poster and its reproductions. SACC may adapt elements of the poster for use on other official SACC collectibles. SACC will retain ownership of the original poster artwork and may reproduce, in whole or in part, the artwork with no additional consideration to the artist. Any use or adaptation of the artwork is within the sole discretion of SACC.

—  Winner must sign a confidentiality agreement.