Friday, March 29, 2013

German-American Friendship Poster Contest

Deadline:  Postmarked by June 3 2013

Whether Western line dance or Bavarian Schuhplattler, both Germans and Americans love to dance!Enlarge imageWhether Western line dance or Bavarian Schuhplattler, both Germans and Americans love to dance!(© Tricentennial Foundation)On October 6, 1683, a group of 13 families from Krefeld, in present-day North Rhine-Westphalia, arrived at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The settlement they founded, Germantown, was the first community founded by Germans in what would become the United States of America.
To celebrate the nationalGerman-American Day, marking this historical event and over 300 years of German heritage in the United States, the Los Angeles-based Tricentennial Foundation presents a poster contest on the theme of German-American friendship.
Get out your art supplies!
The Foundation is looking for images that demonstrate friendship in a graphically attractive and dynamic message. The winning posters will be displayed in schools and other public settings, so please consider this when designing your poster.
Posters should:
  • Be original artwork, size 8.5" x 11"
  • Have artist's name, age, school grade, and phone on the back
  • Have copyright release
  • Be submitted by mail, postmarked by June 3, 2013: Tricentennial Foundation, 8628 Orion Ave, North Hills, CA 91343-5815
Cash Prizes:
  • $250 for Open competition (non-student) : Category I
  • $200 for college student (undergraduate) : Category II
  • $150 for high school student : Category III
  • $100 for elementary or middle school : Category IV
One of the four winning posters will be selected as the Grand Prize Winner, and will receive an additional prize of $100.
Please note:
Multiple entries from an artist for the same category are acceptable, if they are mailed together in the same envelope.
All submissions become the property of the Tricentennial Foundation and may be used for its purposes.


  1. Kuhl Kontest! Ich bin künstlerisch nicht, aber ich hoffe, dass andere NK Schüler treten an

  2. Wow, that some good money, if only I was artistic