Art Contest

We Love Salmo” Art Contest for Photo Cut-Out Board


Sample 1

The Village of Salmo, BC will be having a booth at the Salmo Winter Market on Friday, November 29th to sell promotional items and promote Salmo.  As part of the booth we would like to have a photo cut-out featuring a “We Love Salmo” theme that market-goers can have a fun photo taken in.  The cut-outs are for the faces, with the bodies featuring a stylized duo or group of lumberjacks.  (See sample Images)

Contest Parameters

The Village is looking for an artist to design and paint a 4’ x 8’ painted plywood photo board.  Lumber, paint and brushes will be supplied, although the chosen artist may use their own if so desired.  The photo board will need to be able to be mounted so it stands up straight so people can place their faces into the face cut-outs for the photo taking.  The board can be either portrait or landscape layout.  (The selected artist may deliver the photo-board all ready to go or the Village will have Civic Works provide a suitable method of mounting it.)

The concept must feature at least two stylized adult-sized lumberjack figures wearing Salmo’s buffalo plaid, against a suitable Salmo background tableau – mountains or the Salmo River or other such Salmo background.  It can be a summer or winter scene.  Children and pets may also be incorporated into the design.  Optional would be a way to incorporate cut-outs for children that could be filled in if no children are to be in the picture (i.e. – family group or couple only)

Sample 2

The slogan “We Love Salmo” or another positive Salmo catch phrase should be featured across the top. “WeSalmo” is also acceptable.

Eligible Contestants:  The contest is open to all BC residents.
Contest Prize:

Out of Town Winner:  One Salmo dinner jacket in the style of the artist’s choice and a night for two in one of Salmo ‘s local motels.
Local Winner:  One Salmo dinner jacket in the style of the artist’s choice and one ertificate at the Salmo store or restaurant of your choice equal to the value of a stay at a local motel.

Contest Open:  Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Contest Closes/Submission Deadline: 4:00 pm Monday, October 28, 2019
Submissions:  To enter, each Artist must submit either a paper or .pdf file concept of the proposed image with accompanying details, including your full name, address and contract information to:

We Love Salmo Contest
Village of Salmo
423 Davies Ave., Box 1000
Salmo, BC  V0G 1Z0

Attention: CAO

Email submissions will be accepted at:  [email protected]

Judging Date & Winner Notification:  Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Delivery of artwork by winning artist:  Tuesday, November 19, 2019 no later than 4:00 pm