The 2022 Zozobra art contest is now open! We’ve heard from our friends at the Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe that they are seeking artists to design the Official 2022 Zozobra Adult and Youth Posters and T-shirt images. If you haven’t yet met him, Zozobra, also known as “Old Man Gloom”, is a giant puppet who is burned each year after being filled with our frets and worries. It’s a uniquely Santa Fe tradition and your art could be part of it! Read here about nonprofits that were supported by the burning of Zozobra in 2020.
The Kiwanis Decades Project has the theme for the Zozobra art contest moving through the decades, and this year it is the 1990s.
“Everyone in New Mexico wants to be a part of the Zozobra festivities!” says Ray Sandoval, Zozobra Event Chair. “What better way is there than an art contest for New Mexico artists, the young and the young at heart, to create their vision of Santa Fe’s favorite icon for our official 2022 adult and student posters and t-shirts? We can’t wait to see what happens when Zozobra encounters the talent of New Mexico’s amazing artists!”
Entry categories for the Zozobra art contest include official posters and official T-shirts. The youth category is open to young artists up to the age of 21. The general category is open to all artists and all ages. All designs need to be primarily of Zozobra and those that incorporate the 1990s theme will be prioritized. Entries are due by Friday, April 29, 2022, at 5 p.m.
Zozobra Art contest Entry Requirements
2022 Official Zozobra Poster
Size requirement: artwork must scale to 22″ wide x 28″ high
Here’s more information from the Kiwanis Club about zozobra art contest:
The winning artwork will be seen by thousands who can’t wait to hang a new Zozobra poster on their wall or add the 2022 Zozobra t-shirt to their collection. And best of all, net proceeds of poster and t-shirt sales will be given back to our community in the form of grants to area nonprofits that make life better for New Mexico kids!
The Kiwanis Club will also select images from all the entries to use as the official 2022 ZozoFest image, the 2022 Zozobra ticket/merchandise sales poster, and 2022 images for the Zozobra tickets website.
How To Submit Your Zozobra Art Contest Entry
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 this link for map) located at 6600 Valentine Way, Santa Fe, NM 87507, Monday through Friday between 3 – 5 p.m. until Friday, April 29, 2022, at 5 p.m.. Please enter at the main entrance with the double doors (see image below) and let the receptionist know that you are 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 all your contact information is on your entry form so we can return your artwork to you.
All artwork must be received by Friday, April 29, 2022, at 5 p.m. The Kiwanis Club is not responsible for late or misdirected mail or late electronic and in-person deliveries; late entries will not be accepted.
For questions or additional information about the 2022 art contest, please email the Kiwanis Club at [email protected] or call 1-855-Zozobra.
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