Entries are being accepted for the 31st Lahaina Poster Contest
LAHAINA – Artists across the island are gearing up for Lahaina’s annual Poster Contest sponsored by LahainaTown Action Committee and Lahaina Arts Society.
Now in its 31st year, the Lahaina Poster Contest offers a grand prize of $3,000. The winning art becomes the limited edition official Lahaina Poster for 2020.
The competition is open to all artists. The artwork must be original and unpublished, with the image being a recognizable scene of Lahaina.
Past winners of this prestigious competition include Darice Machel McGuire, Ronaldo Macedo, Carlton, Erin Dertner, Jackie Black, George Allen, Stephen Burr, Jim Kingwell and Daryl Millard.
LahainaTown Action Committee awards a $3,000 grand prize. For the 2020 poster contest, LAC is adding a second prize of $1,000.
There are additional cash prizes of $250 for Most Promising Artist, People’s Choice and Honorable Mention, and Lahaina Arts Society awards a $500 prize.
The official Lahaina Poster is limited to 1,000 prints. These posters are a popular item on Maui and around the world.
The winning poster will be sold at the Lahaina Visitor Center and online at www.visitlahaina.com. The winners will be announced at a reception on Friday, July 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Old Jail Gallery in the Old Lahaina Courthouse.
All Maui entries must be delivered to the second floor of the Old Lahaina Courthouse by Monday, July 1, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Off-island entries must arrive between Monday, June 24, to Friday June 28. Mail them to LahainaTown Action Committee, 648 Wharf St., Suite #102, Lahaina, HI 96761.
Prize winners will be chosen from juried entries that will be on exhibit in the Old Jail Gallery from Wednesday, July 3, to Monday, Aug. 5, 2019.
There is a non-refundable entry fee of $25. The contest is limited to two entries per artist. Work must be framed, ready for hanging (using screw eyes and wire) and available for sale. Pieces that are incomplete (wet paint) or not ready for hanging will not be accepted.
For more information and an application, go to the LahainaTown Action Committee website at www.visitlahaina.com or call (808) 667-9175.