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Poster Design for SYRCL's
For International artists

Nevada City, Calif. – (June 1, 2015) – The Wild & Scenic Film Festival invites all artists to submit their artwork in a contest to become the official 2016 artwork used on all festival collateral at the 14th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival in Nevada City and Grass Valley, CA happening Jan. 14- 18, 2016.

The South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL), which produces the festival, seeks an artist to design original artwork to be used on all collateral including, but not limited to: promotional and commemorative posters, program, postcards, flyers, coasters, merchandise, website etc. The artist whose work is selected will be awarded a $500 cash prize and two festival passes valued at $250 for a prize package totaling $750. In addition, winning artwork and honorable mentions will be prominently displayed at the Festival and available for sale.

“We are looking for environmental work that features the beautiful natural world, adventure in that world, and/or activism involved in protecting it in the context of the year’s theme—A Change of Course,” said Melinda Booth, Festival Director. “This theme was chosen because issues surrounding water and our watercourses are timely and warrant special attention. We see a need for change in the fundamental ways we interact with our environment, and we need bold leadership to show us the course we might take to begin to live in a more sustainable way.”

For inspiration, visit where you can see past years’ graphics in the form of promotional posters. All media of work will be considered. The most widespread way the artwork will be used is as an 11”w x 17”h promotional poster. Contest details and submission information are available online at The deadline is Sunday August 2, 2015.


Considered one of the nation’s premier environmental and adventure film festivals, this festival combines stellar filmmaking, beautiful cinematography and first-rate storytelling to inform, inspire and ignite solutions and possibilities to restore the earth and human communities while creating a positive future for the next generation. Festival-goers can expect to see award winning films about nature, community activism, adventure, conservation, water, energy and climate change, wildlife, environmental justice, agriculture, Native American and indigenous cultures. The Wild & Scenic Film Festival will be hosted in Nevada City and Grass Valley, California from January 14 – January 18, 2016. For more information, visit

Deadline: 08-02-2015
Nevada City, CA

Contact: Melinda Booth
Phone: 530.265.5961 x 202

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