The
Board of Directors
of the
AGRICULTURE and FOOD FAIR of the
U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS
is sponsoring the first
2015 ART DESIGN CONTEST
to obtain artwork celebrating the 2015 Fair theme
“Agriculture–The HEART of It All!”
and suitable for reproduction on the official fair poster, t-shirts and
other promotional items to be sold at the fair February 14-16, 2015.
 Open to all Virgin Islands high school and college
students 
GENERAL GUIDELINES
Artwork submitted must:
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illustrate the theme, “Agriculture – The Heart of It All!”
be presented on a 22” x 28” canvas panel in the portrait orientation using any medium
be suitable for reproduction in all mediums
adhere to the following submission deadlines and rules:
SUBMISSION
DEADLINE
PUBLIC PREVIEW
PRELIMINARY
BOARD PREVIEW
FINAL SELECTION
Friday
October 3, 2014
Thursday & Sunday
October 16 & 19, 2014
Friday
October 24, 2014
Friday
November 7, 2014
(Please note: All dates are subject to change.)
 All artwork will be displayed during World Food Day in October, 2014 and at the 2015 Fair
 A juried panel of judges representing art, agriculture and education will conduct preliminary evaluation of
all art work and recommend the top entries to the Board for further consideration
 The Board will select the final winner(s)
 Winning entries will be unveiled on or about Friday, November 7, 2014
 Winners will receive a cash award to be determined by the Board
In selecting the winning artwork, special emphasis will be given to how effectively the submission celebrates the
fair theme. Additional consideration will also be given to how well the winning design will look on a poster, t-shirt
and other fair promotional pieces.
RULES
1. Open to all Virgin Islands high school and college students (high school, homeschooled, on-line, UVI or
any other post-secondary institution); education level determined as of 9/1/14.
2. Each artist is limited to one submission
3. An entry form (see attached) must be submitted with each entry. If artist is under the age of 18 (as of
9/1/14), entry form must be signed by a parent/guardian. All entries must be endorsed by a school or UVI
representative as outlined below.
4. For enrollment verification purposes only, each entry must be signed by an official school representative;
representatives may be an art teacher, school administrator (principal, assistant principal or counselor), or
UVI faculty/staff/administrator.
5. IMPORTANT: The artist should NOT include the theme, dates or any other wording in the artwork; the
Board will establish type-style and specific information that will appear on the finished poster, merchandise
and marketing materials. The winning design will be incorporated into the appropriate layout and
accompanied by the necessary fair copy and information.
6. Submissions must be of suitable quality and must be the original work of the artist.
7. The Board retains the right to approve the final design. The artist may be asked to make adjustments to
better meet the needs of all mediums to which the design will be applied. Once agreement between the
artist and the Board is reached, final selection will be confirmed. If agreement cannot be reached, the
Board reserves the right to select another design.
8. The winning artist agrees to be present during the Opening Ceremony for the Fair on Saturday, February
14, 2015, for purposes of signing the poster or any other artwork deemed appropriate.
9. The Board retains exclusive rights to use selected artwork in all forms and formats, and may reproduce
artwork in any fashion, including multimedia and electronic imaging, all or any portion of the design, and to
distribute for profit any reproductions of the design on Fair clothing, merchandise and goods, including, but
not limited to posters, note cards, post cards, t-shirts, bags, hats and aprons.
10. The winning artist(s) will receive a cash award to be determined by the Board and presented at the Opening
Ceremony.
11. All winning submissions become the property of the Board. All artwork, winning or not, will be displayed
during World Food Day and at the 2015 Fair. Upon completion of the 2015 Fair, artwork not selected will
be returned to the artists. Artists will be notified as to when and where artwork may be picked up.
12. The Board reserves the right to reject any and all submissions. If deemed necessary, the Board will reopen
the contest to the public if the selection jury deems that a wider range of suitable submissions is needed.
AGRICULTURE and FOOD FAIR OF THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS
2015 ART DESIGN CONTEST
Official Entry Form
FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY
_______________ Date Received
 High School
 University
Include One Form with Each Entry
Fill out form completely. Please PRINT legibly. Form must be signed.
ARTIST’S NAME:
LAST NAME
FIRST NAME
PHYSICAL ADDRESS
MAILING ADDRESS
HOME PHONE
CELL PHONE
AGE
DATE OF BIRTH
EMAIL ADDRESS
PARENT/GUARDIAN’S NAME (signature required if artist is under age 18):
LAST NAME
FIRST NAME
SIGNATURE
SCHOOL ATTENDING (Home school and on-line students are eligible to participate):
 St. Croix
SCHOOL NAME
 St. Thomas
 St. John
MAILING ADDRESS
EDUCATION LEVEL/GRADE:
 High School Grade (as of 9/1/14):
 9th
 10th
 11th
 12th
 University
Undergrad (as of 9/1/14):  Freshman  Sophomore  Junior  Senior
OFFICIAL SCHOOL REPRESENTATIVE (required for enrollment verification purposes only):
As an official representative of the aforementioned school, I am pleased to verify that the above referenced student is enrolled in
this educational institution and that he/she is submitting an entry for the 2015 Art Design Contest being sponsored by the Board
of Directors of the Agriculture and Food Fair of the U.S. Virgin Islands.
LAST NAME
FIRST NAME
TITLE
PHONE
SIGNATURE
DATE
Submissions for the 2015 Art Design Contest will be preliminarily reviewed by a juried panel of judges. Final selection of the winning entries
will be made by the Board of Directors of the Agriculture and Food Fair of the U.S. Virgin Islands. If a selection is not made following this
review process, the Board may solicit additional entries and hold subsequent reviews until a selection is made. The Board will officially
announce the winner(s) at their regular meeting on or about November 7, 2014.
I have read the guidelines and rules for the 2015 Art Design Contest, and I understand them. By submitting my artwork I agree to the terms
of the contest, which includes granting the Board of Directors of the Agriculture and Food Fair of the Virgin Islands the right to reproduce
and sell my artwork, if it is the winning selection, on a variety of Fair marketing materials and Fair merchandise products of the Board’s
choosing. I also ensure that the artwork submitted is my original design and creation
SIGNATURE OF ARTIST:._______________________________________________________ DATE: _______________
SUGGESTIONS FOR A SUCCESSFUL ENTRY
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Carefully choose the medium you will work with
Use color, but be careful with blocks of color
Use watercolors with caution
Avoid too much white space
Do not use crosshatching as shading
Stay away from large geometric borders
Adhere to the dimensions specified – 22”x28”
Photographs will not be accepted
Email Entry form to: [email protected]
Mail Art Entry to:
Clarice C. Clarke
University of the Virgin Islands
Cooperative Extension Service
RR1 Box 10000
Kingshill, USVI 00850-9781
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Agrifest 2015 Art Design Contest