2019 COTA Fest Poster Contest

42nd Annual Delaware Water Gap Celebration of the Arts
Jazz Festival Announces Poster Competition

The Delaware Water Gap Celebration of the Arts (COTA) is now accepting concept sketches and/or poster submissions for the 42nd Annual COTA Jazz festival, which will be held on September 6th, 7th, and 8th. We invite you to submit a design that is graphically capable to accommodate many marketing needs including; a poster, brochures, programs, digital media, and t-shirts. The winning poster submission will be used as the primary marketing tool for the festival and the original artwork will be on view at the 2019 Music Motif show held beginning Friday, September 6th.

Winning Prize: $100 gift card to Blick Art Materials!!!

Poster submissions are due by April 12th, 2019.

Submissions can be electronically submitted by emailing icarrig@cotajazz.org or mail to Ian Carrig, PO BOX 571, Delaware Water Gap, PA 18327. For more information email or visit the website www.cotajazz.org

The poster requirements are as follows:

1.)  The poster is vertical
2.)  The size of the artwork is 18 x 24
3.)  The artwork can be in any media
4.)  Although it is not required, the typeset as follows should be kept in
mind or included:
42nd Annual Delaware Water Gap Celebration of the Arts 2019
Jazz and Arts Festival
September 6th, 7th, and 8th
Rain or Shine/No Pets/Food Concessions/Children’s Area

Participants under the age of 18 need permission from a parent or guardian.

For information see the website cotajazz.org or call 832-472-5005 (Ian’s Cell)

The completed mechanical is not required at the time of judging, however, space for type, placing of type, and typeface style may be indicated by using an overlay. No lettering should be included on the art itself unless it is intrinsic to the design. All recommendations from the artist as to design will be considered, however COTA reserves the right to execute the final design of the poster.

Delaware Water Gap has long been home to many jazz greats and continues to be a draw to a great jazz scene and community. Each year for the past forty-two years, the borough erupts in an energetic celebration of its rich jazz heritage with an Arts and Jazz Festival presented by local musicians, artists and volunteers.

The Delaware Water Gap Celebration of the Arts (COTA) was founded in 1978 by world-renowned jazz artist and composer Phil Woods, trombonist Rick Chamberlain and Ed Joubert. The idea was, and still is, to share with the community the art created by the many world-class musicians and artists that call the area home. The premise was simple: musicians are local or locally connected and everyone plays for the same small honorarium, which has enabled a sponsor-free event for 42 years!

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