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Poster contest to celebrate Hispanics in Tampa Bay area

Artists 18 and older are being called to compete for prizes in the Tampa Hispanic Heritage’s 28th Anniversary Visual Art Poster Contest Celebration.

The theme, which remains the same from year to year, is each artist’s interpretation of the past, present and future influence of Hispanic heritage on the Tampa Bay area.

Posters will be used for promotional purposes. Some of the proceeds from sales of posters and other merchandise on which the winning poster image is printed will fund college scholarships for Hispanic students.

A grand prize of $1,200, second place $700 and third $300 will be judged according to artistic merit, interpretation of theme, and graphic effect as a poster and overall visual impact.

Acceptable media are paint, oils, acrylic, pencils and chalk.

The contest is sponsored by The Tampa Tribune, Centro Tampa, Univision, Hillsborough Community College, Tampa Museum of Art, Habitat Home Realty of Florida and USAmeriBank.

The deadline is July 31. To enter, send name, address, phone number, email and $30 check, payable to Tampa Hispanic Heritage, to Att.: Damaris Soto-Frassica, chairwoman Poster Contest 2014, Tampa Hispanic Heritage Inc., 3002 W. Price Ave., Tampa, FL 33611.

Artwork must be delivered by July 31, to the Hillsborough Community College Ybor City Campus Library, 1512 E. 9th Ave., 2nd floor, Tampa, FL 33605-3648.

Hours of acceptance are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays, and 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays.

The work will be judged Aug. 7. Winners and finalists will be announced at a free reception and awards ceremony at 6 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Tampa Museum of Art, 120 W. Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa.

Applications, photos of past winning posters and complete contest rules and conditions are available at tampahispanic .org.

For additional information, contact Soto-Frassica, [email protected] or (813) 966-7612, or call Luz Lono, vice chairwoman, (813) 949-9271.

Send news of community interest to Barbara Routen, freelance correspondent, at [email protected]

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