2004 National Cherry Blossom Festival Poster Contest
Theme: “Cherry Blossoms as a Symbol of Friendship between the Peoples of the
United States and Japan”
Eligibility: All artists are invited to submit slides incorporating cherry blossoms in the
design. No entry fee.
Prizes: Artist with the winning design will receive:
• 2-night stay in a local D.C. hotel and dinner for the weekend of
April 2& 3 - transportation is the responsibility of the artist
• Two tickets to Festival Special Events – plus an introduction at
• Two VIP Grandstand Tickets for the Parade on April 3 – and
• Acknowledgment on the Festival’s Official Website – artwork
will be featured as well as a bio of the artist which had 1 million
page views for the 2003 festival
● Public Display On Public Transportation System—artwork
displayed on subways and buses in Washington metropolitan area
leaving 10 million impressions during the four weeks of display
• Acknowledgment in 100,000 copies of the Festival Brochure,
20,000 copies of the Festival Official Program, press releases
and other printed promotional materials of the Festival
Entry procedure: Submit your slides with your name, address, phone number, e-mail
address and artist statement no later than September 8, 2003 to:
Millennium Arts Center
National Cherry Blossom Festival ® Committee 2004 Art Contest
65 “I” Eye Street SW
Washington, DC 20024
Please remember to label your slides (name)
The Fine Print:
1. The artwork must incorporate cherry blossoms and be vertical in design.
2. The artwork must be able to be commercially printed on a variety of objects such as
posters, t-shirts, mugs, brochures and tote bags.
3. If computer generated, the artwork must be submitted as a digital file on either CD-
ROM or ZIP disk. Digital files must be either a vector-based EPS file, or as a
21”X22”, 300 dpi CMYK TIFF file. If vector based, the file must be compatible
with either Adobe Illustrator or Macromedia Freehand; no spot colors may be used,
all colors must be CMYK. All digital artwork must be accompanied by a full-size
SWOP-accurate proof; inkjet or Iris prints are not acceptable. All digital artwork will
be judged based on the proof provided.
4. The design should be able to accommodate text, such as “National Cherry Blossom
Festival” or “National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade®.”
5. By entering the contest, the artist certifies that their artwork is original and does not
infringe upon any third-party rights.
6. The winner agrees to work with the committee during the printing process.
7. Contestants must agree to provide the rights to the artwork solely to the National
Cherry Blossom Festival, Inc. members and their agencies, the rights to usage of the
winning artwork and the usage of the winner’s name and likeness in National Cherry
Blossom Festival advertising, publicity and merchandise.
8. Previously published artwork, artwork pending publication or artwork that has won
other contests is ineligible.
9. The winner agrees to sign an affidavit of eligibility and originality, a grant of rights
and release of liability and to provide all comments required for publication. (Minors
under 18 must have parent/guardian provide required consents.)
10. Employees, members and families of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, Inc. are
not eligible. Entries are void where prohibited by law.
11. A corporate sponsor logo(s) may appear with the design when printed.
12. Any taxes on prizes are the winner’s responsibility.
13. The entry judged “Best in Show” will be notified by September 15, 2003. All
decisions by the judges are final.
Deadline for entries: Monday, September 8, 2003