Shop & Dine Columbia Waterfront Art Contest Extended to Oct. 31, 2012

The Columbia Waterfront District Coalition is extending the Shop & Dine Columbia Waterfront Art Contest to Oct. 31st, 2012 to allow more artists the opportunity to submit entries.

The purpose of the art competition is to create a unique identity that will help promote the Columbia Waterfront neighborhood and its commercial corridor. The winning artwork will be used as design for the Street Banners and signage that will be installed along the commercial corridor, as well as develop a market brand for the community that aims to draw visitors to explore the neighborhood and patronize local businesses.

The art contest will have three themes: 1) the missing Historic Columbia Street Clock; 2) Gantries; and 3) Maritime images. Winning entries will also be used on t-shirts, stickers, posters, coffee mugs, and other promotional materials to publicize the Columbia Waterfront District and raise funds for the neighborhood’s signage and banners that will be installed along the  commercial corridor that extends from Atlantic to Hamilton Avenues along Columbia Street, and from Van Brunt to Hicks Streets along Columbia Street.

Prizes for the winning entries are: 1st Place: $300; 2nd Place: $200; and 3rd Place: $100. Artists will be given credit for their work. Winning entries that are used for promotional items will also receive a 10% royalty from profits resulting from the sale of promotional items, after the cost of production and marketing has been covered and accounted for.

Please submit entries to: CWDArtContest@gmail.com. You could also submit hard copies of your entries to:

Shop & Dine Columbia Waterfront Art Contest,                                                                          c/o Carroll Gardens Association, Inc.,                                                                                             201 Columbia Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Complete Art Contest Guidelines could be accessed through this link:

Shop and Dine Columbia Art Contest Guidelines_09012012_final

October 11th, 2012