2014 WSGT Poster Contest

Please accept this invitation to submit artwork in the Second Annual West Seattle Garden Tour Poster Contest.

Entry Deadline:

Saturday, March 1, 2014


$500.00 for the winner

Additional Recognition:

The top ten selected works will be exhibited during the West Seattle Art Walk on June 13, 2013. Space permitting, we will display as many additional entries as can be accommodated.


Artwork content should be an interpretation of the WSGT’s theme “The Art of Gardening” focusing on color, design and texture in the garden. The design should be able to accommodate text, but you should NOT include the title text on your artwork.

Types of Work:

We will accept Original artwork in any medium. If selected, your work must be ready to hang, framed if necessary (no sawtooth hangers), with a minimum size of 8 x 12 inches and a maximum size of 30 x 46 (our printed poster is usually 11 x 17).

Your design must have been completed within the last five years. It must be original & creative, and it must not have been previously published or reproduced.

Computer clip art, pictures copied from magazines, and other copyrighted images will not be accepted.

Number of Submissions:

We will accept a maximum of two submissions per artist.

Submission of Artwork:

Your artwork should be hand-delivered to the Windermere Office in West Seattle at 4526 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116 between noon and 4:00pm on either Friday, February 28, or Saturday, March 1, 2014.

All submissions must include a signed Entry Form.

The applicant’s name, phone and email information must be included on the back of the submission (please do not staple). If you wish to include a small biography, you may do so.

Care of Work:

The utmost care will be taken while your art is in our possession, but the WSGT cannot accept liability for damage or loss of any artwork, for any cause, while it is in our possession.

Use of Image:

The winning artwork becomes the property of the WSGT and includes the right to copy for use, without limitation, on the following: posters, postcards, ticket booklet cover, invitations, t-shirts and website.

The WSGT reserves the right to modify the winning design in accordance with the printing requirements.


Entries will be evaluated based on the contest theme by active members of the 2014 WSGT. The winning artist and showcase show artists will be notified on or before March 22, 2014.

Pick up:

Artists not chosen for the showcase show must pick up their work on Saturday, March 29, 2014 between the hours of noon and 4:00pm at the Windermere Office in West Seattle at 4526 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116.

Artists chosen for the showcase, other than the winning artist, must pick up their work on Saturday, July 6, 2014 between the hours of noon and 4:00pm at the Windermere Office in West Seattle at 4526 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116.

Works not claimed by the artist will become the property of the WSGT.


The artist, by submitting an application, agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the WSGT from and against any and all claims, demands or expenses (including attorney fees) for libel, slander, invasion of privacy, infringement of copyright, personal injury, damages, or any other claims, demands or expenses resulting from the artists performance in connection with this agreement.


2013-2014 WSGT committee members and their family members are not eligible to enter the contest.

Enter our Poster Contest!

Download Contest Rules and Entry Form