Skip to content

Artists: Make your mark at the Celebration



ARTISTS ENCOURAGED TO MAKE THEIR MARK AT THE CELEBRATION

The Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration is encouraging artists to take part in a competition that will have their work flying high above The Grounds.

The banners that line the streets will be replaced before the 2005 Celebration Fun Show.  The Celebration is opening up competition for artists and designers to use their creativity and participate in a design contest for the new banners.

“There are a lot of people out there with creative ability and hold The Celebration as something special in their lives,” said Director of Public and Media Relations Chip Walters.  “This competition will give the winner something to brag about for sure.”

In addition to bragging rights, there will be a prize package awarded to the winner.

Complete rules for the contest are available at www.twhnc.com  but some of the highlights include the contest being open to all ages and abilities.  The main criteria in judging will be the ability of the submitted artwork to promote the history and traditions of The Celebration in a manner that can be reproduced effectively.

“Free-hand art as well as computer-generated designs are welcomed,” continued Walters.  “The winning entry will be one that will stand the test of time as these banners are changed out about every 3-5 years.  My one piece of advice to those in the competition is to keep it simple and classy.”

All entries must be received at The Celebration offices by the close of business on Friday, January 15.  The winner will be announced shortly thereafter.

Artists that still have questions, after reading the rules, may contact Walters at 931-684-5915 or by email at cwalters@twhnc.com.

Celebration Banner Art Contest Rules

General Rules:
Use only 11 x 17 inch paper or poster board - other sizes will NOT be judged.

All submitted art becomes property of The Celebration and will NOT be returned.

Must be the artist’s original work

No use of syndicated or copyrighted characters other than the name, The Celebration.

Computer-aided art is encouraged and will be welcomed. Those using computers need to supply a CD-ROM of the artwork (as a PDF file) as well as a hard copy.

Reproductibility of the art into banners placed throughout the Celebration Grounds will be a major factor in the judges' decision.

Judging of entries will be done by a select panel and all decisions will be final.

Entries must be received by The Celebration office by January 14, 2005.

Themes:

The artist’s concept must be original.

The artwork should have a positive approach and focus on The Celebration.

Judging:
Contest entries must be sent or delivered to The Celebration office. The posters are judged on:

Quality of Design

Creativity and Originality of the Artwork

Appropriate Theme

Reproductibility

Submission:

USPS Address:                                                 Shipping Address:

Chip Walters                                                     Chip Walters
The Celebration                                                The Celebration
P.O. Box 1010                                                   1110 Evans Street
Shelbyville, TN 37162                                       Shelbyville, TN 37160


More Stories

  • Walking In The Smokies stall deadline approaching

    The Walking In The Smokies Horse Show, scheduled for April 8-10, 2021, in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee is preparing for their first annual show and would like to send a reminder to anyone needing stalls that the deadline is March 15. Please contact Lexi Stinnett at 828-550-8520 to reserve stalls on the show grounds. Read More
  • Trainers' Show announces judges

    The Walking Horse Trainers’ Association National Trainers’ Show will be held at Calsonic Arena in Shelbyville, Tenn. March 18-20, 2021. Judges for the three-day event will be Wayne Dean, Newton Parks and Johnny Puckett. Read More
  • USDA prepares for 2021 show season

    The USDA recently conducted their virtual HIO training course for the 2021 show season. The USDA and industry recently received the final report from the National Academies of Sciences (NAS) and some of the recommendations in that report are communicated in the new processes the USDA will implement in 2021... Read More
  • WHOA hosts virtual awards ceremony

    On Saturday. February 20th, the Walking Horse Owners’ Association (WHOA) held their National High Point awards for 2020 on their WHOA Facebook page with winners who chose to be zooming in to accept their awards... Read More
  • WHOA to host virtual awards ceremony on February 20

    The Walking Horse Owners’ Association (WHOA) will recognize their award winners from the 2020 show season during a virtual awards ceremony on Saturday, February 20, 2021. The show will be broadcast live on WHOA’s Facebook page beginning at 6 pm central time. Read More
  • FAST Spring Showcase announces judging panel

    The FAST Spring Showcase is pleased to announce that John Fikes, Newton Parks and Sam Sorrell will judge this years’ two-day event. The show will be held at Calsonic Arena in Shelbyville, Tenn. April 16-17, 2021... Read More
  • Obituary – Kimberly Woods

    Kimberly Lynn Woods, age 47 departed this life on Sunday, February 14, 2021 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky... Read More
  • WHAA annual barn party rescheduled due to inclement weather

    There will be a lot of great items to auction as well as breeding fees to some of the top stallions in the industry and training fees for many of the top trainers. Everyone is encouraged to bring your young horses to preview for the upcoming show season. Read More
  • Birth Announcement – William Jackson Bauer

    Dr. & Mrs. Will  Bauer of Gainesville, Georgia welcomed their first child, William Jackson Bauer, on December 4, 2020. Jack weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces at birth... Read More
  • Equine Obituary – Master's Razzle and Jazz

    The Walking Horse Community and the Alan Riddley Family lost Master’s Razzle And Jazz, the reigning 2020 World Grand Champion, on Friday, February 5, 2021, due to complications of colic. Master’s Razzle And Jazz, affectionately known as “Lurch”, will forever be remembered by his gentle ways, powerful gait and his eye-catching presence. Read More