Garlic Poster Contest

Annual NW Garlic Festival Poster Contest

The winner of 2017’s poster contest is


A limited run of 100 prints were prepared; as of mid-July only 30 remain for sale.  Each poster costs $20.  To inquire, please email the Peninsula Arts Association at


To download the entry form in PDF format, CLICK HERE.


  • Contest is open to the public, amateur and professional artists may apply
  • All submissions must be 2-D
  • Submitted art may be no larger than 11 x 17 inches
  • All art media are accepted including photography
  • Work must be original
  • Finished poster will be 11 x 18 inches
  • Poster will be a limited edition, signed printing of 100
  • Submitted art should be unframed (please protect art in a sleeve, folder or such)
  • Art may be signed
  • Garlic Festival text will be added later, do not include text in your submission
  • Entry form must accompany ALL submissions – please attach in a safe but secure manner
  • Artist may submit up to two (2) pieces

Submission Drop Off Information

Submissions are to be dropped off at the Ocean Chamber of Commerce up until the day before PAA’s May meeting, or at 6 pm during Peninsula Arts Association’s May meeting at 3rd North & Pacific, Long Beach.

PAA members will choose the winning entry at the close of the meeting.

All non-winning poster entries should be picked up at the close of the selection process (about 7 pm). The PAA office is located at 3rd North & Pacific, Long Beach.


  • There will be a cash prize of $150 for the winning artist and gift of two (2) posters.
  • PAA members attending the May meeting will vote the winner.
  • The winning artwork will best illustrate the spirit and essence of this long-standing festival…garlic, of course, is to be featured.  Bold, clear design with excellent use of color is what we are looking for.

All winning image reproduction rights and original artwork become property of Peninsula Arts Association.  No further compensation, other than the Cash Prize and Poster Allocation will be awarded.  Winning artist will be acknowledged whenever the artwork is used and may reference the work in their portfolio and as a marketing tool, but may not sell further images of the piece.  Artist agrees to be available to sign all 100 limited edition prints, at a mutually agreed upon time, before the unveiling date of June 10, 2015.

Questions – email