Artist-Blacksmith's Association of North America
Artist-Blacksmith's Association of North America

Call for Artists: Poster Contest  


Second Call  


There is still time to submit your entry for the
 2012 ABANA Conference Poster Contest


Check out the current Entries at:


Conference News Poster Contest 



This is a contest to choose an "Official Poster" for:


The 2012 ABANA Conference in Rapid City, South Dakota!


Who can participate?

  • Anyone who is over 18 years old is invited to submit their original art work. Need not be a member of ABANA to enter.

What is the Prize?

  • The winner will receive two free passes to the conference. This does not include room, meals or transportation. Interviews with the winner will be published in The Anvil's Ring and on the ABANA web site.

What are the Rules?


Submit any 2-D medium or digital file tiff, psd or jpg (tiff or psd is preferred) 


For 2-D medium the Size must be smaller than 36" x 36". (Keep in mind that it will be reduced/reformatted to  18" x 24" (portrait) or 24" x 18"


For  digital files:  

tiff and psd files must be a minimum of 150 dpi at 18" x 24" or 24" x 18" size 

jpg files must be a minimum of 300 dpi at 18" x 24" or 24" x 18" size




The design must include the words:  






Rapid City


South Dakota


In any configuration that the artist chooses 


Keep in mind that the theme of the conference is:


"Reunion on the Great Plains"


Be sure to include:

Your name, address, phone number and e-mail with your submission.


  The idea is to create a body of biennial art posters that are suitable for framing and collecting.  

Submissions must be received before January 1, 2012.   

The winning artist must give copyright permission to ABANA who will produce posters and other novelties featuring the winning design. All submissions will go into the Conference auction to raise funds for ABANA.


Who Judges the Submissions?   YOU DO! 

           All of the submissions will be displayed on the ABANA website:  


 Poster Contest Entries


Anyone can visit the website and vote for the poster that they like best. The poster receiving the most votes will win. One need not be an ABANA member to vote.Voting will begin after the 1 January Deadline for submissions, check the website for details. 


How do I Submit?

  • Send your art work or CD to:



259 Muddy Fork Road

Jonesborough TN 37659-4813



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