November 3-4, 2023

Poster Contest For The 66th Urbanna Oyster Festival


The Urbanna Oyster Festival Foundation is accepting submissions for the 66th Annual Urbanna Oyster Festival’s Official Poster!

We’re opening this contest up to all aspiring and professional artists and photographers. The winner’s artwork will become the official poster for 2023, be featured on our commemorative merchandise, and the winner will receive a $250 prize!

We’re asking for submissions of photography or artwork that represents the Urbanna Oyster Festival in an artistic and visually pleasing way.

Please review all of the rules & guidelines of the contest before submitting. We look forward to seeing the work that you think best represents Urbanna and the Oyster Festival!

Rules and Guidelines:

1)      Original art can be created by amateur or professional artist(s) of all ages.

2)      Content should be representative of the Urbanna area and/or relating to oysters in some way.

3)     The Urbanna Oyster Festival reserves the right to modify the winning design in accordance with the printing process.

4)      Acceptable mediums:  photography, oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, mixed media, or digital illustration (Remember: colors should be bright or dark enough to reproduce as a print).

5)      The Oyster Festival Foundation or any member(s) of the Foundation are not responsible for damage of the artwork and will not be held liable for any such damage.

6)      The winning artwork becomes the sole property of the Urbanna Oyster Festival Foundation, and cannot be reproduced, or made available for sale except by permission of the Urbanna Oyster Festival Foundation.  The Foundation Poster Committee reserves the right to modify the winning design in accordance with the printing process.

7)      Deadline for entries is July 1, 2023 & the winning entry will be chosen in early-September.

If your piece is chosen, all original artwork (no copies or photos please) should be delivered to the Urbanna Oyster Festival Foundation Office: 390 Virginia St. Suite C, Urbanna, VA. 23175 (804-758-2122).  Please package the artwork safely and appropriately, as we cannot guarantee against damage.

We encourage all interested artists/photographers to submit their entries below.

The Urbanna Oyster Festival Foundation will approve the winning entry.

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66th Annual Urbanna Oyster Festival

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