Krewe Babalu Poster Contest

Krewe Babalu Galveston Poster Contest

Krewe Babalu Galveston Poster Contest

Krewe Babalu Poster ContestThe Krewe Babalu Galveston Poster Contest supports local artistry as well as the spirit of Mardi Gras Galveston.

During the month of September, Krewe Babalu runs an annual contest challenging area artists to come up with a design for their official Mardi Gras poster.  The winner will receive a cash prize and a feature in the Galveston Daily Newspaper.

Of the entries submitted, the winning poster will be chosen for its incorporation of that years theme and the essence of Galveston as well as masterful beauty.

The winning poster will be on display at the Mardi Gras Galveston Poster Unveiling Party.  Click HERE for more details on the unveiling event.




2017 Krewe Babalu Poster Contest:

First Place Prize: $200.00 to the winner

Rules for Contest:

The Theme will be James Bond/Femme Fatale (Secret Agent, Spy, Villain) the theme will be presented to each participant. The artwork can be any media of art, watercolor, acrylic, pastels pencil, charcoal or digital (must be in Color).  All artwork must be mounted on a hard backing. Art can be on canvas, linen, panel, paper, board or similar flat format. Include a description of the media used as well as a brief (100 words or less) bio of the artist to be submitted with artwork. The contest will from September 9, 2016 to October 31, 2016. All artwork will have to be submitted by no later than October 31, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. The contest is open to all high schools and Colleges and amateur artists in Galveston County. The art will become the property of Krewe Babalu. Each entry should be at least 18 X 24 in size, vertical or horizontal. Each participant will have to sign an art waiver that they understand the art becomes the property of Krewe Babalu. The entire Krewe will make the final decision on the artwork that is selected by casting a ballot for their favorite. The original first prize artwork will be framed and presented at the poster unveiling along with the posters to be giving out.

Announcement of Winner

The winner will be announced in the Applause section of the Galveston Daily News. It will have a photo of the winner and a few words about the winner. It can not contain any information about an upcoming event, etc.


Poster Contest Information.pdf

Artist Release.pdf (Print, sign and return)