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100th Celebration – Poster Competition Call for Entries

The Douglas County Fair & Rodeo is sponsoring an artist competition. Our goal is to recognize the 100th celebration in 2018 of the Douglas County Fair & Rodeo, est. 1892. Contest is open to all artists who have a true passion for the Douglas County Fair & Rodeo and want to create a lasting vision of this remarkable event. The artist will visually represent the 100th celebration of the Douglas County Fair & Rodeo in a display that encompasses our rich western heritage and strong local history. Poster art work may be created in 2 Dimension (2D) or 3 Dimension (3D) formats.  For this contest, no digital or photography entries will be accepted.


Open to all artists; all ages.


We are seeking artwork representation that recognizes the 100th Celebration of the Douglas County Fair & Rodeo in 2018.

Submission Requirements

The artwork must be in a form easy to capture into a poster format. It may include historical Douglas County references, depicting 100 years of the Douglas County Fair & Rodeo (est. 1892). Vintage format is encouraged but not required. No digital manipulations will be allowed.

Selection Criteria

  • Acceptable representation of the Douglas County Fair & Rodeo cultivating 100 years of history
  • Passion for the Douglas County Fair & Rodeo
  • Appeal to a broad audience
  • Vintage format is encouraged but not required
  • Art work must be entered unsigned and then selected piece to be signed before being reproduced.

Failure to adhere to these standards may result in disqualification.

Selection Process

  1. A panel of judges will review all submissions and will select the winning art work. Judge’s decision is final.
  2. After the Grand Champion Poster artist has been selected, the artist will meet with the selection committee (address listed below) to discuss various details regarding the artwork.

Terms and Conditions

A complete contract will be presented at the time of artist selection.

The artist will retain copyright and full ownership of the original artwork; however, poster image ownership will be transferred to Douglas County. Douglas County, and its representatives, will have the right to reproduce the original artwork for sale in the form of commemorative posters and other merchandise, as well as for use in advertising and promotion for the Douglas County Fair & Rodeo.  Douglas County will have the right to add language as needed to the commemorative poster and other merchandise for advertising purposes.

The Douglas County Fair & Rodeo will have the final say for the type of paper and printing process for the poster. The artist will receive the first twenty- five printed copies of the Douglas County Fair & Rodeo poster to do with as he or she wishes.

The artist will be available to attend promotional open house and signing event(s) as requested at his or her own expense as pre-determined by the Douglas County Fair & Rodeo Board to recognize their artwork selection and promotion of the Douglas County Fair & Rodeo. Date and time to be determined and mutually agreed upon.

Submitting Entries

Actual artist’s art work must be delivered and arrive by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at the Douglas County Fairs Office, 500 Fairgrounds Drive, Castle Rock, CO 80104. Please note the Fairgrounds Office is closed from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.each day.

Artist will be asked to attend a meeting at this same address.


Any questions about the competition should be directed to Debbie Mills at: