Richmond museum’s ‘healthy living’ poster contest to award winners $1K

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The Richmond Museum of History is located at 400 Nevin Ave.

By Kathy Chouteau

The Richmond Museum of History & Culture is calling for submissions of art designs for its “Healthy Living Poster Design Contest” with the theme of living healthy in the modern world. The deadline to submit poster designs is Sat., May 29, 2021 by 5 p.m. PST and the three winners who are chosen will be awarded $1,000 each.

“We encourage posters that promote the following themes: safe driving, healthy food & drink, safe sex, exercise, mental wellness, wear a mask/wash your hands and/or brush your teeth,” stated the museum. “All subject matter that promotes a healthy lifestyle will be considered, so please be creative! We especially encourage posters that appeal to youth, teenagers and young adults.”

Aside from receiving the $1,000 award, the three contest winners will have 50 of their posters printed and distributed to local community centers and schools and another 50 posters sold in the museum’s gift shop. According to the museum, the winning designs will be included in an exhibit exploring the history of health and wellness in Richmond in the fall of 2021.

Interested artists should create a submission with their first/last name; contact info including mailing address, phone number and email address; a statement up to 100 words; and jpeg images of their work, with required dimensions being 16”x 20”. Email poster submissions to [email protected] with the subject line “2021 Healthy Living Poster Contest.” Winners will be notified via email by June 7.

Support for the contest is powered by a City of Richmond Arts & Culture Commission Neighborhood Public Art grant. For more info about the poster contest, click here.