Taste of Syracuse Poster Art Contest

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Galaxy Events, a unit of Galaxy Communications which owns and operates 14 radio stations in the Syracuse and Utica markets and the Taste of Syracuse, in partnership with CNY Arts announces the Call for Entry of poster designs for the inaugural Taste of Syracuse Poster Contest.


The selected poster will be featured in a variety of communication material and online advertisements. The winning artwork will be incorporated into some of the 2014 Taste of Syracuse marketing materials, showcasing the winner's talent across the Central New York region and at the Taste of Syracuse event taking place on Friday and Saturday, June 6 and 7.

The contest is open to students in grades 9 through12, who are enrolled in a public, private, parochial high school or home-schooled in Cortland, Herkimer, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga and Oswego counties.

Judging will be conducted by the Taste of Syracuse and CNY Arts by a specially selected panel. There will also be a “People’s Choice” award presented by and The Post-Standard.

“The Taste of Syracuse Poster Contest will help students develop their portfolios as they prepare for a curriculum in art or design,” said Stephen Butler, CNY Arts Executive Director. “We are excited to work with Galaxy Events in providing an opportunity to showcase the talent of our region’s students to the Central New York community at this popular summer festival.”

The Grand Prize is a cash prize of $150.00 to the winner and $150.00 to the school or organization's art department. First runner up is the opportunity to shadow an artist for a day or a peek, “behind the scenes” at an arts organization. The second runner up will receive a tour of Syracuse Media Group offices and a one-on-one lunch with a creative consultant.

For details and specifications send an email requesting the official Taste of Syracuse/CNY Arts “Call for Entry” to with subject line TOS Poster Contest or download the form.

For more information about the poster contest call 315-435-2155.

Deadline for entries is March 31, 2014

CNY Arts' mission is to promote, support, and celebrate arts and culture in Central New York. CNY Arts provides an online events listing for artistic, cultural and heritage events in the region at

The Taste of Syracuse is CNY’s premier summer festival. It is presented by Tops Friendly Markets and AmeriCU Credit Union. The Taste of Syracuse will boast a variety of delicious food, events, music and activities that will take place in and around Clinton Square. The event, which is free, offers $1 food samples or tastes and hopes to surpass last year’s attendance of 175,000 for 2014.


Posted On: March 17, 2014
Listed As: Arts Forum