This year, 2021, will be the 97th presentation of The Burning of Will Shuster’s Zozobra, Santa Fe’s historic cultural celebration, organized annually by the Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization whose mission it is to help the children of New Mexico to learn, experience, dream, grow, succeed and thrive. The Kiwanis Club members volunteer thousands of hours every year to prepare for The Burning of Zozobra, and they will burn your gloom again on Friday, September 3, 2021.
Last year, the COVID-19 pandemic brought a temporary halt to the Zozobra Decades Project, but it’s back for 2021. Zozobra will celebrate 2021 in full-on 1980s style, and they invite you to get into your best Ferris Bueller mood and take a day off to create some great Zozobra art!
“Everyone in Santa Fe wants to be involved in Zozobra,” says Ray Sandoval, Zozobra Event Chair. “What better way is there than an art contest for New Mexico artists, the young and young at heart, to create their vision of Santa Fe’s favorite malcontent for our official 2021 adult and student posters and t-shirts. A panel of judges will tackle the difficult task of choosing the winning work, and we can’t wait to see what happens when Zozobra encounters New Mexico’s talent!”
Here are the details from the Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe:
2021 Official Zozobra Poster
Open to all artists and all ages
Size requirement: artwork must scale to 22″ wide x 28″ high
Image must be primarily of Zozobra
Artwork that incorporates our 1980s theme will be privileged
Submission due date: Friday, April 30, 2021, at 5 p.m.
The winning artwork will be seen by thousands who will hang a Zozobra poster on their wall or add a Zozobra t-shirt to their collection. And best of all, the net proceeds of all poster and t-shirt sales will be given back to our community in the form of grants to nonprofits who make life better for New Mexico kids!
The Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe will also select one image from all the entries to use on the 2021 Zozobra Ticket/Merchandise sales poster and five additional images to use on the Zozobra tickets website.
How To Submit Your Artwork
Online submissions are preferred and can be made via email to Kiwanis at [email protected]. Please remember to include your entry form with an email address and cell phone number.
Electronic entries will be printed on 8.5″ x 11″ white paper for the judges to view.
Submissions can also be made by snail mail to P. O. Box 622, Santa Fe, NM 87504, but please keep in mind that mail delivery can be slow and Kiwanis is not responsible for late delivery.
Artwork can be hand-delivered to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Fe/Del Norte (click on the link for map) located at 6600 Valentine Way, Santa Fe, NM 87507, Monday through Friday between 3-5 p.m. until Friday, April 30, 2021. Please enter at the main entrance with the double doors (see image below) and let the receptionist know you’re delivering Zozobra art.
Work that is hand-delivered must include the entry form and the artist is responsible for securely packaging the artwork to prevent damage in transit. Arrangements to retrieve hand-delivered work will be made after judging has been completed in May; please be sure that your contact information is on your entry form so we can return your artwork to you.
All artwork must be received by Friday, April 30, 2021, at 5 p.m. The Kiwanis Club is not responsible for late or misdirected mail, or for electronic and in-person deliveries; late entries will not be accepted.
For questions or additional information about the art contest, please email the Kiwanis Club at [email protected] or call 1.855.Zozobra.
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