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Vail Jazz is looking for a talented young designer to head up the design for its 20th Anniversary Season.
Vail Jazz needs a look that will stun the masses as we welcome over 20,000 spectators to the Town of Vail for the annual Vail Jazz Festival. The winning designer will work closely with the team at Vail Jazz to turn their winning look into a variety of essential marketing pieces: posters, programs, t-shirts, banners, postcards, advertisements.  These materials will be seen by millions of visitors in the Vail Valley from January to September of 2014.
Contestants are provided with guidelines for subject matter, specs and submission. See this information here.  In the case that no single entry meets the expectations, specifications, or quality of work that Vail Jazz has stipulated, a winner may not be chosen.
Although Vail Jazz designs have traditionally been vector artwork, all mediums including original works of art and photography will be accepted. Multiple entries are allowed.  The chosen designer must be able to meet additional deadlines through early summer.  The deadline for submission is December 5, 2013 @ 8:00am.
Information about the Vail Jazz Festival:
All events are held in the Town of Vail
20,000 spectators
5 Venues
40+ performances
150+ Jazz Artists
The winning designer will be awarded $5,000. $1,000 upon selection and $4,000 upon completion of design of all festival materials. The contest winner will become the premier designer for the 20th Anniversary Vail Jazz Festival.
The Vail Jazz Festival is a 12-week summer music festival consisting of 40 live performances in Vail, CO.  The world’s finests jazz musicians perform in free outdoor venues as well as intimate indoor settings to an audience comprised of local residents, destination guests and part time residents.  Destination guests come from all over the country to participate in the special festival, now in its 20th year. The Vail Jazz Festival is produced by The Vail Jazz Foundation, a Colorado 501c3 organization whose mission is to perpetuate jazz music through live performances that showcase the artistry and talent of great jazz musicians and through jazz education, with a focus on young musicians and young audiences.
Owen Hutchinson – ohutchinson@vailjazz.org