~Upcoming Equine Poster Contests Part 1~

 Here’s another post to make up for the ones that I missed! Here are three upcoming poster contests …  Hope you all enjoy!

 Classic Horse Show Poster Contest~
I asked Shanette Barth Colhen, the Executive Director of The Hampton Classic a few questions about the poster contest–here are her answers!!
Are photos and mixed media allowed? Yes – we only have had two posters that featured photographs, and we really haven’t had much in the way of mixed media, but both are allowed.  Note that it’s unlikely the committee would select an image that featured a particularly identifiable horse or rider and sponsor names/logos aren’t ideal either.  
How many photos are allowed to send of the artwork  and can an entrant have multiple entries? Artists may send in as many entries as they’d like, but only one image of each entry should be provided.  As the artwork will end up being a poster, the submitted piece should be sent in as if that were the actual poster image being proposed (no need to include graphics of the show name, dates, location unless the artist would like to and/or designs some or all of those elements into the piece).  
Any age requirements? Artists of any age may participate.  Most people who submit artwork for consideration are professional artists.
Something else you might want to keep in mind – the committee likes to choose pieces that are different than past poster images.  It’s also important that it represents either a neutral image of horse(s) in general or if discipline specific, fits with a hunter/jumper event (so polo or dressage focused images would probably not be selected).

The Hampton Classic  is taking submissions through MARCH 1st.


If you are selected as the poster artist, they ask that you grant the Hampton Classic the right to print the artwork as a poster and on select souvenir merchandise. We also ask the artist to sign and number 50 of the posters. We will provide the artist with 200 posters and a selection of any souvenirs that have the poster image on it. The artist retains the original artwork. We also ask the artist to agree that the same piece of artwork will not be utilized on any other horse show posters.



Please don’t send actual artwork. They accept paintings, photography, mixed media, graphic designs, and drawings formatted horizontally or vertically.



For more information, go to http://www.hamptonclassicstore.com/poster-submissions.php

Last year’s poster


One of my favorites!


(to see my post on the Hampton Classic’s past poster artists, click this link: https://artofthehorse.wordpress.com/2014/08/22/poster-week-part-2-the-hampton-classic-horse-show)
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                                 The Equus Film Festival Poster Contest~
        The Equus Film Festival has chosen 40 of the top equine artists in the world to submit their poster ideas for their poster contest. You can then Vote for your favorite artist from Valentines Day, February 14th till July 14, 2015. Check their FB page for the link to the place where you can vote! https://www.facebook.com/EquusFilmFestivalNYC
Competition Start Date – Valentine’s Day 2015 (Feb-14-2015) Until June 15, 2015 
 The winner will be given their own expo at the Equus FIlm Festival in New York City in November 2015!
Here are a few of the artists I like!
Inge Dagmar Manders
Inge Dagmar Manders
Sébastien Larochelle
Dorota Kudyba



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                                 The Royal Winter Fair~
 For over 90 years The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been celebrating the best in Canadian agriculture, equine and food. We are looking for a commemorative poster that provides a contemporary and vibrant view of what The Royal is today. The winning design will receive $2,500 and passes to the Fair!This Contest is open to all residents of Canada.Contest closes July 31, 2014 at midnight.http://royalpostercompetition.org

Here are a few past entries for you to see!!

If I find other horse art contests, I will be updating this post.  Thank you Shanette for answering my questions!
Also, if anyone else knows of any  other horse art contests, feel free to contact me here on The Flying Shetlands or Facebook/Twitter. Good luck in entering!
P.S. Let me know if you win:)

Huh? What? Well, I will believe that when I see flying Shetlands !

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