Tenley WinterFest 2019 Poster Design Contest – Submit Entries by Oct. 25

Tenley WinterFest 2019 Poster Design Contest – Submit Entries by Oct. 25

September 30, 2019

Last year’s winning design by Wilson High School student Annikki Williams.

The Tenley Yeti is coming! The 8th annual Tenley WinterFest is November 29 – December 7. Since 2012, a local student has designed the annual festival poster that hangs in storefronts along Wisconsin Avenue. Tenleytown Main Street invites high-school age youth in the community to submit design ideas for our 2019 Tenley WinterFest poster.

Your design could be the one featured for Tenley WinterFest 2019!

We are now accepting entries for the 2019 poster contest. All high-school age students who live or attend school in the Tenleytown area are eligible to participate. Designs that meet the specifications listed below and are submitted by October 25th will be considered for selection.* The winning design will be printed and hung in businesses and other establishments in Tenleytown from November through early December.


Poster Design Contest Rules

Who: All high-school age students who live or attend school in the Tenleytown area are welcome to submit a design. Eligible schools include (but are not limited to) Wilson High School, Georgetown Day School, and Sidwell Friends School. Students who attend other schools, but live in the neighborhood are eligible as well.

When: All designs are due by 5pm on Friday, October 25, 2019

What: A bold, creative design for Tenleytown’s signature winter event, Tenley WinterFest

How: All designs must be submitted as digital files (.ai and .pdf) to tenleywinterfest@gmail.com. Include your name, address, phone number, and the name of the school you attend with your submission. Please review the design specifications (below) carefully before submitting your entry.

Winners: Winners will receive one full-size printed poster, recognition on the Tenley WinterFest website and in social media and local news outlets where possible, and a gift certificate to a Tenleytown eatery.


Design Specifications:

  • All designs must be submitted in high resolution .ai and .pdf format
  • Only 1 design per person will be accepted (however multiple people can collaborate on a single design and all artists on a winning design will be recognized)
  • 11 inches wide and 17 inches tall (vertical/portrait orientation) – designs must be able to scale to full size
  • Full color, original designs only
  • Leave a 1.5-inch horizontal blank (white) strip on the bottom edge of your poster design to accommodate event sponsor logos
  • Designs must contain the words Tenley WinterFest and the event dates, November 29-December 7, 2019
  • Designs must include event website, tenleywinterfest.org, prominently
  • The Tenley Yeti graphic, available here or here, should be incorporated in your design. The yeti can be included in whole or in part, once or repeated, depending on what works best with your design.
  • Please use one or more of the following colors in your design. CMYK values are provided. Teal (68, 0, 15, 5), dark purple (53, 63, 0, 43), and/or light purple (33, 29, 0, 0)
  • Include language Yeti Scavenger Hunt, Janney Winter Market, Restaurant Specials, Music, Lights & More
  • Please use readily available fonts (or fonts that can be licensed for a nominal fee) in your design


Design Notes:

  • Designs should evoke a wintry theme and connect to Tenleytown in some way. Particular consideration will be given to designs that include a local/Tenley landmark or reference!
  • No signatures should be included on the design (we will give credit to artists)
  • The winning designer may be asked to make updates/edits to the poster before final printing, as determined by the Tenley WinterFest committee. The winning designer also authorizes the Tenley WinterFest committee to change or add to the information included on the poster at the committee’s discretion.
  • For examples of past winning posters, visit tenleywinterfest.org/posters/. These are just examples and not an indication of what the 2019 final design should or will look like.



*Tenleytown Main Street has final approval of all designs and reserves the right to solicit additional designs beyond the scope of this contest.

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