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2014 Jazz Fest poster contest begins

Published 7:26pm Thursday, February 13, 2014

It’s time to start thinking jazz.

The Alexander City Jazz Fest Committee is now accepting original entries for the 2014 Jazz Fest Art Contest. The winning artwork will be used on the commemorative poster and T-shirt for this year’s event.

“Just use your imagination. We’re looking for a design that is lively and exciting and captures the spirit of Alex City’s Jazz Fest,” said Kim Dunn, a member of the Jazz Fest Committee. “This design goes on a T-shirt as well as a poster so please keep in mind that less ink usually makes for a more comfortable T-shirt.”

The winning artist will receive a $250 award along with a complimentary table at Friday’s Jazz Fest event and VIP parking at Friday and Saturday’s concerts. All artwork submitted becomes the property of the Alexander City Jazz Fest Committee.

Rules for entry in the art contest:

Each piece must be original art in a vertical format no larger than 16 x 20 inches.

The design must include the words “24th annual Jazz Fest” and “June 13-14.”

Artwork may include up to four colors including black.

All entries must include the artist’s name and telephone number.

Fine art and digital art will be accepted.

Digital artwork should be vector format like Illustrator (.eps, or .ai), or Photoshop (.psd), high-resolution 300 dpi files, with text (fonts provided) on layers, and a minimum of a 65-line screen.

Each artist can submit up to three entries.

All entries must be received by 4 p.m., March 21 at the Alexander City Chamber of Commerce.

“It’s a great way to get involved and be a part of this event that’s been in our community for 24 years,” said Dunn. “The art contest is something that just about anybody can participate in.”

For more information on submitting art, contact Dunn at 256-234-3461 or by email at