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Official Poster Contest of the 31st Annual California Strawberry Festival Offers $2,000 Grand Prize and Four VIP Passes

The California Strawberry Festival is reaching out to artists with a fruitful proposition. Entries are currently being accepted for the Official Poster Contest of the 31st annual celebration with a prize purse of $2,000 and four VIP event passes awarded to the winner. The entry deadline is Monday, January 6, 2014 in what has become a popular tradition to showcase each season since the Festival began in 1984. View the entire collection at:

As a revered symbol of the annual strawberry celebration, the poster will be available for purchase event weekend and the design will also adorn collectible T-shirts and promotional items when the 2014 annual California Strawberry Festival gets underway in Oxnard next year May 17 and 18 at Strawberry Meadows of College Park.

All aspiring Rembrandts can enter because there are no age requirements or restrictions on artistic mediums to inhibit creativity. Judges will select the winner based on which masterpiece best captures the look and feel of the annual berry tribute.

All original art work for consideration must be 16.5” wide and 17” high, centered and mounted on a black matte board 18.5” wide and 19” high. The finished product must be reproduction compatible and void of any writing, including the date (the year and event logo will be inserted in production). Contact name and information should be easily viewed on the back. Prior to the deadline and without exception, entries can be mailed or hand delivered to the Festival office 1661 Pacific Avenue #15, Oxnard, CA 93033. (805-385-4739). The winner will be notified Friday, January 10th. Posters will not be returned and must be picked up from the Festival office any time beginning the fourth week of January. The winning original design and all rights of the winning design will become the property of the California Strawberry Festival.

Since its inception, the California Strawberry Festival has received numerous awards of recognition. Over the years, more than $4 million dollars has been raised to benefit non-profit groups countywide, while the festival’s “green” initiatives have set a benchmark for responsible event planning.

As a non-profit organization, the Festival is the perfect summer kickoff with proceeds benefiting the community. An all-volunteer board works year-round to produce the weekend celebration where delicious strawberry eats are the main attraction with live entertainment, hundred of arts & crafts, chef presentations, Strawberryland for Kids with free rides and attractions, and more. More information can be found at Join the Berry Insiders Club for the latest information and benefits at: The toll free number is 1-888-288-9242.

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