11th Annual Wooden Boat Show Poster Contest 2020

Poster Submissions Date Extended to May 1st

The Southport Wooden Boat Show (SWBS), in collaboration with the Franklin Square Gallery, is pleased to announce the 2020 SWBS Poster Contest. We are looking for local artists to submit their artwork for judging in this annual event. To qualify for entry, you must have at least a General Membership in the Franklin Square Gallery. We strongly encourage local artists who are not currently members to contact Penn Omerod at 910-540-2333 for membership details. Below are the 2020 SWBS Poster Contest guidelines.

  1. The artwork should be centered on a wooden boat(s), be clearly distinguished as such, and entice the viewer to appreciate the beauty and heritage of wooden boats of our region.
  2. Classical or traditional wooden boat designs, old or new are preferred. Examples:
    1. Working vessels such as a shrimp, tuna, bill fish, menhaden, etc.
    2. Sailing vessels
    3. Skiffs
    4. Dinghy
  3. All artwork must be unframed and reproduction size for the poster
  4. The Franklin Square Gallery will accept submittals April 1-18
  5. The orientation should be Portrait to better accommodate the poster layout. Note that a Landscape orientation could result in cropping for poster layout.
  6. The winning artist should plan to make themselves available for Poster signing at the Franklin Square Gallery 1st Friday in September and on the first Saturday in November at the SWBS event.

The contest selection will be held April 20 at the Franklin Square Gallery by the SWBS committee and the winner announced in the State Port Pilot. The artwork not chosen may later be frame and will hang in the Gallery for the September 1st Friday Gallery Walk and for the remainder of the month. Please let Penny Omerod know that you plan to enter the show and she will contact you further about bringing art to the gallery.

For an idea of previous winners, all 10 posters proudly hang in the North Carolina Maritime Museum in Southport.