Calling all artists: Hogansville asking for entries for Hummingbird Festival poster

Published 8:13 pm Tuesday, April 24, 2018

HOGANSVILLE — The Hogansville Hummingbird Festival is putting out a call to all artists in an attempt to find the commemorative poster for this year’s festival.

This will be the 19th year that the Hummingbird Festival has produced a commemorative poster, which becomes the featured art for the festival. The 2017 poster was drawn by Trent Cannon.  All artwork must be entered by May 31.

“We’ve been doing this for 19 years,” said Mary Stewart, who helps oversee the festival. “What’s interesting is the winning entry is always so different from the previous years. And the winning entry will become the face of the festival for the next year.”

There are usually around 20 entries, but Stewart said the committee is re already getting a lot of interest this year.

The specifications for the art are the following: it must translate to a T-shirt design well, it must include a hummingbird, it must be two-dimensional art no smaller than 8×10 and no larger than 9×12 (if square, no larger than 10×10), no computer graphics, glass or reflective medium and no lettering or text.

Stewart said the winning entries are preserved on a wall of winners at city hall. Entrants do not have to live in Hogansville or Troup County.

“Anyone can enter,” Stewart said. “It just has to have a hummingbird in it.”

The 22nd Hummingbird Festival will be held Oct. 20 and Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It’s held the third weekend of October each year and attracts thousands of people to Hogansville, a city with a population of just above 3,000. 

To enter, send your artwork to Hogansville Hummingbird Festival, 200 E. Main Street, Hogansville, GA 30230.