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31st Annual Lahaina Poster Contest Begins

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The 31st Annual Lahaina Poster Contest sponsored by LahainaTown Action Committee and Lahaina Arts Society is gearing up for submissions and features a grand prize of $3,000 and a second-place prize of $1,000.

There are additional cash prizes of $250 for Most Promising Artist, People’s Choice and Honorable Mention. The Lahaina Arts Society awards a separate $500 prize.

The winning art becomes the limited-edition official Lahaina poster for 2020 and will be sold at the Lahaina Visitor Center and online. Winners will be announced at a reception on Friday, July 12, 2019, from 6 to 8 p.m. The reception will be held at the Old Jail Gallery, located at the Old Lahaina Courthouse. The artwork must be original and unpublished with the image being a recognizable scene of Lahaina. The official Lahaina Poster is limited to 1,000 prints.

LTAC 2019 Poster winner. PC: LTAC.

All Maui entries must be delivered to the second floor of the Old Lahaina Courthouse by Monday July 1, 2019, between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Off-island entries must arrive between Monday, June 24, to Friday, June 28, 2019.

Prize winners will be chosen from juried entries that will be on exhibit in the Old Jail Gallery, from Wednesday July 3 to Monday Aug. 5, 2019. There is a non-refundable entry fee of $25 and the contest is limited to two entries per artist. The work must be framed, ready for hanging (using screw eyes and wire) and available for sale. Pieces that are incomplete (wet paint) or not ready for hanging will not be accepted.


Past winners of this prestigious competition include Darice Machel McGuire, Ronaldo Macedo, Carlton, Erin Dertner, Jackie Black, George Allen, Stephen Burr, Jim Kingwell and Daryl Millard.


For more information and an application, go to the Lahaina Town Action Committee website or call LahainaTown Action Committee at (808) 667-9175.

The mailing address is LahainaTown Action Committee 648 Wharf Street, Ste. 102, Lahaina, HI 96761.

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