Every year, the poster and T-shirt art for the Fairfax Festival is decided through our annual Poster Contest. Entries are submitted and voted on by the Festival Committee.

The winning entry will be the artwork judged to best capture the spirit and essence of the upcoming Festival.

There is no cost to enter. This contest is open to all artists, high school age and up.

Deadline and How to Submit Your Entry

Deadline for Entry Forms and Artwork is 8:00PM ON APRIL 2

Entries can be submitted digitally or a hard copy can be delivered to Town Hall during Open Hours. Either way an Entry Form should also be completed.

Digital Submissions - Submit your digital file to Brenna Gubbins at

Submitting Hard Copies - Submit hard copies to the Town Hall (Note: The Town Hall is closed on Fridays, so plan ahead!)

Rules for Entry

  • The judges' decision is final.
  • The 1st Place original artwork image reproduction and reproduction rights become the property of the Fairfax Festival and the Town of Fairfax.
  • Prizes will be awarded to the 1st Place winner. 1st Place will be awarded $350. The artist will also have the option to use a booth space in the heart of the event. If declined there is no alternate compensation.
  • Reproductions are not eligible. Original artwork only!
  • No entries will be accepted after the deadline.
  • Please make sure your entry form is complete and accurate. Art work submitted which can not be matched to an entry will not be accepted!
  • An artist is allowed more than one entry, but only one piece of artwork can win.

Artwork Prospectus

Only original artwork, hand or digital works, will be considered.

Artwork MUST Include the Following

44th Annual Fairfax Festival and EcoFest
June 10-11
Parade, Saturday 10 AM
Friday Night Movie at The Baseball Field 8PM, June 9

The artwork guide allows for a full bleed and postcard design.

If you are creating work by hand, take the best photo you can with your digital device and send that. We will scan your original work for print if it is selected.

The poster should be presented in a 11 x 17” format. All entries must be completed and suitable for reproduction.

Overall poster size (image plus border) must be at least 12" wide x 18" tall.

Digital files must be 300dpi and CMYK format. All specifications are in the design template.

No logos of any kind, including the Fairfax Festival or the EcoFest logo, may appear in the design.

Artists may sign their work – please see the layout PDF guidelines.

Artwork should be mounted (foam board or poster board) or framed in a mat. It needs to stand up on its own for judging. Artist is responsible for protecting the image surface if that is a concern.

Fill Out an Entry Form

Fill out the following form to submit your poster entry

The Fairfax Festival embodies the values that are dear to all Marinites: community, family, social responsibility, sustainability and, of course, a great party.

It kicks off with a traditional Family Film Night in the Ballfield on Friday night. Join us for the parade at 10 AM on Saturday, then enjoy two days of celebrating the good things in life and in Fairfax.

Come hear great local music at three stages, shop for crafts and flea market treasures, enjoy fresh, wholesome food, beer, organic wine tasting, entertain the kids in our expanded children’s area, and ponder social and environmental issues at the Ecofest. Once again we will have US PureWater filtered water stands so you can refill your water containers.

The Fairfax Festival offers something for everyone who attends. The Festival is put on by a volunteer group of your friends and neighbors. We take special pride in being a 100% volunteer group (no outside promoter needed). So come enjoy our hometown event, and be sure to support your local craftspeople, artists, flea marketers, breweries, and food purveyors.