NATIONAL CHERRY FESTIVAL
Enter the 2019 National Cherry Festival Print Competition!
2019 Registration Form (Students Only)
*Over $2,750 in scholarships and prizes*
Deadline for Submitting Artwork:
Due to the hard winter and all the snow days, we have extended the deadline to March 11th for the National Cherry Festival student artwork submissions.
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The National Cherry Festival Commemorative Print Competition is an annual contest open to adults across the country as well as students (4th/5th grade, Middle School and High School) in our 5-county region of Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, and Leelanau.
The official contest began in 1992, but there are prints on record since 1986. Since the National Cherry Festival office partnered with Bulls-i, Inc. in 2013 to manage this competition, the awareness has grown and other prints are being presented as early as 1972.
The 2018 Winner is....McKinley Kreitner.
Congratulations to our Top 3 finalists:
1st Place: McKinley Kreitner
2nd Place: Jami Stinnet
3rd Place: Mikayla Robotham
In 2018, there were over 110 fine art and graphic designed pieces submitted for consideration. An awards ceremony took place on May 2, 2018 at the TBA Career Tech Center recognizing the Top 30 students, the Top 5 People's Choice recipients and the combined (adult/student) Overall Finalists.
Thank you to our panel of judges and the thousands of people who took part in the selection process!
McKinley's First Interview
Click Here to check out McKinley's first interview after she was announced as the 2018 winner.
The 2018 commemorative print is available as a 13 1/2" x 19 1/2" limited edition (100), signed and numbered print or as 8" x 10" open edition print. All of the National Cherry Festival prints are available for sale at our Cass Street location. See pricing below.
Commemorative Print Prices
2018 Print (Limited edition of 100, signed and numbered): $40 each
1986 - 2018 Prints (Open edition, 8" x 10"): $20 each
As it relates to the General Art Competition, applicants are encouraged to produce digital, traditional, contemporary, impressionist, and/or abstract works of art.