Call for submissions for Civil War Sesquicentennial poster competition

Image by Charleston Arts

The Civil War era was a truly defining moment in American History and many of the war’s significant events took place in the South Carolina Lowcountry.

The Official Lowcountry Observance of the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War began in December of 2010 and continues through April 2015. To better honor the rich history of the time, the city of Charleston has put out a call to artists born in South Carolina or currently residing in the state to create an official poster for the commemoration.

Here's a quick overview of entry guidelines:

  • Only original artwork submitted by the artist or the artist's representative will be accepted 
  • Limited to two (2) entries per artist  
  • Artwork must not have been previously exhibited in any City of Charleston program 
  • Two-dimensional artwork only 
  • Size must not exceed 36" x 36" 
  • Submit actual artwork, no slides accepted  
  • A completed entry form must be attached to the back of the artwork.

The winning submission will re-produced on the cover of the Sesquicentennial commemorative program,  5,000 to 10,000 souvenir posters and other assorted merchandise. The winning artist will be awarded $1,000.

For full contest details as well as a registration form, click here.

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