Artists wanted: Call for Oktoberfest artwork |

Artists wanted: Call for Oktoberfest artwork

Summit Daily/Brad Odekirk

BRECKENRIDGE – The Breckenridge Resort Chamber is once again offering the public the opportunity to design the artwork for the 13th Annual Breckenridge Oktoberfest, coming up Sept. 14-16.Local artists are encouraged to capture the feel of the Munich festival in Breckenridge. The winning artwork will appear on the 2007 Breckenridge Oktoberfest poster and the one-liter steins, as well as in the print advertising and merchandising of the event. Concept sketches are due no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, March 9. Although Oktoberfest isn’t until September, time must be allotted for the the steins to be made and shipped in from Germany. Sketches must be no larger than 14 inches by 17 inches. Horizontal and vertical formats will be accepted. Artists are encouraged to tie-in the feel of the Bavarian celebration and Breckenridge to their concept.

From the submissions, the winning design will be chosen by a select panel of judges. Due to the multiple uses of the artwork, we ask that artists use a limited color palette so that it can be readily adapted to the steins and to vector art. Artwork can be submitted to the BRC offices located at 311 S. Ridge St. in Breckenridge, or mailed to Breckenridge Resort Chamber, Attn: Special Events, PO Box 1909, Breckenridge, CO 80424.Once the winning artwork is selected, the artist will be required to submit final art at a poster size of 14 inches by 17 inches with a deadline of Wednesday, March 21. The artist of the winning 2007 Oktoberfest design will receive a prize package including Oktoberfest merchandise, steins and beer tickets from the Breckenridge Resort Chamber and his/her artwork displayed all over Breckenridge and beyond.Past Oktoberfest artwork has included a variety of themes including fall leaves, the Breckenridge Ski Resort, Bavarian inspired landscapes and figures, and of course, beer. Artists are encouraged to stop by the Breckenridge Resort Chamber to check out the Oktoberfest artwork from previous years.

For questions regarding the contest, contact Sally Croker at (970) 453-5074 or, a little history

The first Oktoberfest was held in Munich on October 12, 1810 in honor of the Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig’s marriage. In the following years, the celebration expanded and moved forward into September with the last weekend of Oktoberfest being celebrated in October; that tradition continues today. In Breckenridge, Oktoberfest is packed into one fun-filled weekend.

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