87th Shrimp &Petroleum Festival Searching for Artist Submissions for Poster Contest

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The 87th Shrimp & Petroleum Festival has announced its renewal of the poster contest.

The contest is open to artists throughout the state and the winning design will be used for the official 2022 poster. The theme of the poster must equally reflect the history or present-day operation of both the shrimping and petroleum industries or festival activities. The overall paper size of the poster will be 12″ wide and 24″ in height and the artist must leave 1/4″ white border surrounding the original within the total size. Also, the design must be vertical and the lettering must not be placed flush with the white border.

The design must be done in a way that the personal signature and numbering can be done on either the poster background or the white border around the poster when printed. The decision on the placement of the signature will be made after printing. The original art must be made on a smooth illustration board, Blanco board, or a good grade of art paper suitable for quality reproduction by the printer. the artwork must not be done on a heavily pebbled surface and digital reproduction in a .pdf format must be submitted as well.

Artists must also include a 2″ x 2″ pin design that corresponds to the poster design and a digital reproduction in .pdf format is also required for this. the design must have the following language:

  • 87th Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival
  • Labor Day Weekend 2022
  • Morgan City- Berwick- Patterson

The winning artist will be expected to do the following:

  • Artists must be available to review first run proofs to ensure that the artist is satisfied with reproduction of his/her work
  • Sign and number 250 posters frin 1 to 250; and sign an additional 250 with Member Edition indicated on each. Artists will be instructed as to where to sign posters after the posters are printed
  • Artists will be invited to attend the unveiling of the official 87th Festival poster once the date and location have been determined. You will also be invited to other events throughout the year
  • Acknoledge that the selected design is the property of the Festival, to be used by the Festival as deemed appropriate

The deadline for submissions is June 20. Artwork can be mailed to PO BOX 103, Morgan Ciry, Louisiana, 70381 or brought to the Festival Office located at 715 Second Street in Morgan City. $500 will be awarded to the artist of the selected design. For further information, contact (985) 385-0703 or email info@shrimpandpetroleum.org. Past designs can be purchased here.


The festival will be held on Labor Day weekend, September 1 through September 5. According to the Festival’s website, for several years the festival has been chosen as a “Top 20 Event” by the Southeast Tourism Society, a “Top 100 Event” In North America by the American Bus Association, and “The Most Outstanding Festival” in Division III. (attendance of 50,000+) by the Louisiana Association of Fairs & Festivals. This event features the historic Blessing of the Fleet, the Music Stage, the Cajun Culinary Classic & the spectacular “Fireworks on the River” to name a few. The festival hosts many other family-oriented events during Labor Day Weekend and no admission is charged.