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C250 Community Festival Poster Competition Under Way

As one of the highlights of its 250 th anniversary commemoration, Columbia University in the City of New York is celebrating its neighbors in a community festival on the Morningside Heights campus on Sept. 18. This daylong event will include athletic clinics, health screenings, tours, local food vendors, a street fair, and a jazz and blues concert with major artists, including McCoy Tyner, Taj Mahal and Eddie Palmieri.

The University is inviting members of neighboring communities to participate in a contest to create an art work that will serve as the commemorative poster for the Columbia 250 community festival. Artists of any age, professional or amateur, are encouraged to submit entries illustrating a major theme of the day: "Community: Living and Learning With Neighbors."

To enter, please read the following guidelines:

Who can enter? The contest is open to amateur and professional artists. Employees or students of any school or affiliate school of Columbia University or its affiliates, representatives, and their families or households are ineligible to enter/win.

What is the subject of the contest?

Submissions should be an artistic response to the theme: "Community: Living and Learning With Neighbors."

What do I need to submit?

A valid submission will contain the following information:

1. A two-dimensional picture not larger than 48 inches in length and width depicting your representation of the topic. The art work must be original, authentic, unpublished, the sole property of the entrant, and not previously submitted in any other contest.

2. Your personal information, printed on the back of the art work, including name, address, phone number and e-mail address.

How should I submit my visual arts project?

Submissions may be mailed to the address below with the subject heading "Columbia Community Festival Poster Competition":

Columbia 250 Community Festival Poster Competition
Columbia University
Office of Government & Community Affairs
Low Library Room 313 -- MC 4330
New York , New York 10027

If you have any problems submitting your art work please contact Elizabeth Chiang or Mia Katigbak at 212-854-2871.

When is the deadline?

All submissions must be postmarked or stamped received no later than 5 p.m., July 20.

How will the work be judged?

The art work will judged by a panel of professional artists from Upper Manhattan and representatives of the Columbia Community Festival based on creativity, suitability for a poster, and relevance to the theme: "Community: Living and Learning with Neighbors."

What are the prizes?

The selected entry will win a $300 cash prize and serve as the basis for the commemorative poster for the day's events. Sept. 18. In addition, art work of finalists in the competition will be displayed on the day of the Community Festival and during the following week on Columbia University 's campus. A list of all finalists will be posted on the Columbia 250 website. No cash substitution for prizes will be permitted and prizes are nontransferable.

Disclaimer: By submitting an entry, a winner agrees to allow Columbia University to use his or her name to post on any Columbia University website, without compensation, unless prohibited. All entries acknowledge, as a condition of entry, that Columbia University has a right to publicize, or broadcast the winner's name, character, likeness, voice or all matters incidental herein.

All entries and all rights of ownership in and to the entries, including all rights to use, reproduce, publish, modify, edit and distribute the same will become the exclusive property of Columbia University and will not be returned. Columbia University reserves the right to edit, modify, adapt, copyright, publish, use and reproduce any and all entries without further compensation. Columbia University , its agents and contractor, are not responsible for lost, late, misdirected or postage-due entries. Contest void where prohibited or restricted by law.

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Published: June 21, 2004
Last modified: Jan 10, 2005

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