2018 Crab Festival Poster Contest Rules

Entries should meet the following criteria:

1. Artwork of all mediums are eligible including and not limited to paintings, prints, photography, and digital illustrations. High-quality photographs of a three dimensional piece will also be considered.

2. The finished poster will be no smaller than 11” x 16” and no larger than 16” x 24”. Submitted artwork may be larger or smaller, but the size will be altered from that of the original to meet poster dimensions. Additionally, text reading Kodiak Crab Fest 2018 will be added to submissions in which it is not already included.

3. Digital entries must be available in high-resolution no less that 300dpi when enlarged to 16” x 24”.

4. Entries should be representative of Kodiak and marketable as a poster to a wide audience.

5. Artists should submit work of which they are the sole creator and owner.

Submission Guidelines:

Artists should submit entries electronically to Dana Haynes, Kodiak Crab Festival Manager, at crd@kodiak.org. All entries must be received no later than Friday, January 5th 2018 at 5pm to be considered. Artists should submit photographs of physical artwork or digital photography, and entries may be watermarked as desired.

If selected artists must be able to bring physical artwork to the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce Office no later than January 12th 2018 so a high quality scan can be produced. Digital entries must provide the Chamber with a high-resolution, un-watermarked image no later than January 12th, 2018.


1. The artist/owner retains ownership of the artwork and gives the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce the exclusive right only to produce and sell it as a Kodiak Crab Festival poster. The artist’s credit line will appear on each reproduced poster.

2. The Kodiak Chamber of Commerce reserves the right to use images of the winning artwork to advertise Crab Festival and Poster Sales, including but not limited to Social Media and Website posts, flyers, and signs.

3. The final design will be chosen by the 2018 Crab Festival Committee. The Committee reserves the right to not choose any of the artwork submitted. The Committee also reserves the right to commission an artist.

4. The chosen artist receives a $250.00 cash award and recognition through the sale of up to 500 Crab Festival posters.

5. The Kodiak Chamber of Commerce will not be responsible for the loss or damage of any artwork. Artists submitting works should carry their own insurance.


Additional questions may be directed to Dana Haynes, Kodiak Crab Festival Manager, at 907-486-5557 or crd@kodiak.org.