Inaugural Commemorative Poster Contest

June 18, 2015

By: Gallopalooza

Gallopalooza Looking for a Designer for its Inaugural Commemorative Poster

Gallopalooza is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that supports community beautification in two phases:

  • a “public art” phase, where painted horse statues (and now oversized mint julep cups) grace the streets and sidewalks of the Louisville community for six-months
  • and a “beautification” phase, where the money raised from the sale of the statues helps create long-lasting landscaping and lighting projects such as planting 50 acres of wildflowers and 300 rosebushes along the expressway, as well as funding a major portion of the special lighting project on the Big Four pedestrian bridge

As part of our transition to sponsoring annual beautification projects, we are wanting to develop a commemorative poster series to celebrate the essence of our project, similar to the Kentucky Derby Festival and St. James Court Art Show.

The winning design will be printed and sold as posters, and may also be used in our marketing materials and merchandise.  There is a $500 cash prize for the winning design.

The design should communicate the creativity and fun of Gallopalooza, the community spirit that surrounds it, the beautification of our hometown resulting from it, and a connection to this year’s theme:  Bridles & Bourbon. 

Established or emerging graphic designers and artists may enter to showcase their talents.

A limited printing of the official commemorative poster will be sold at Gallopalooza’s upcoming events and via our online store.  The first unveiling will be at the Kentucky State Fair (August 20-30, 2015).

Application and Selection

The contest is open to anyone who appreciates the artistic ingenuity and community spirit of Gallopalooza and the beautification efforts we support through partnerships with Brightside and Waterfront Development Corporation.  The winning artist will not only have the honor of representing Gallopalooza in the inaugural year of this contest, but will also win a $500 cash award and gain great exposure. Entries will be accepted through June 30. Designs should be appropriate for replication as posters (18”x24”), silk-screened T-shirts, and possibly other merchandise and promotional items.

All poster entries will be featured on our social media outlets. The winning entry will be determined by members of product development and artist committees, and board of directors.  The winner will be notified by July 10, 2015 and announced to the public the next week.


Commemorative Poster Rules & Entry Formv2