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NHLI 2011 Executive Leadership Training Conference & Mujer Award
Gala Poster Artwork Contest

The National Hispana Leadership Institute (NHLI) invites Latina artists nationwide to submit artwork (in all media including paintings, sculptures, photography, etc.) that celebrates Latinas/Hispanic women. NHLI – a national 501 (c)(3) organization based on Washington, DC – was established in 1987 to address the underrepresentation of Latinas in the corporate, non-profit and political arenas. NHLI will use the winning image to promote the 2011 Executive Leadership Training Conference and Mujer Awards Gala to be held November 2-4, 2011 at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, 930 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90017. The Conference Theme is “Latinas Connecting Across Generations, Reaching New Heights”. NHLI will credit the artist in promotional materials during and after the conference including, but not limited to: 2011 Mujer Award poster, award certificates, program cover, bags, mouse pads, annual report, and NHLI note cards.

Requirements

      • The call is open to Latina artists 18 years and older from across the United States.
      • Entries will be juried from jpg entries submitted electronically or via CD. No other formats will be accepted.
      • The submitted images will have a minimum of 200 dots per inch (dpi). Image must be able to be reproduced at 300 dpi at a minimum 18x24 inches, for printing purposes.
      • Each file should be named with entrant’s last name, first name and number (i.e. lastname_firstname_1.jpg, lastname_firstname_2.jpg and lastname_firstname_3.jpg).
      • Original work cannot exceed 3 feet in any dimension or weigh more than 50 lbs.
      • No frontal nudity or inappropriate images will be accepted.
      • Image should be in line with NHLI brand (positive image of Latinas) and preferably reflect the conference theme “Latinas Connecting Across Generations, Reaching New Heights”.

The deadline for submissions is April 19, 2011, 5:00 pm EST. Artists will be notified of the decision by May 15, 2011.

Prizes

1st Prize: $1,200 (U.S.) and the opportunity to showcase and exhibit original artwork at the Mujer Awards Gala evening art reception on Friday November 4, 2011. The artist will be able to showcase up to 5 pieces at the art reception including the winning entry. In addition, NHLI will provide an exhibitor's table for the artist to promote and sell her work during the conference. The winning entry will be featured as the color cover page of the conference program. NHLI will credit the artist in promotional materials during and after the conference included but not limited to the following: 2011 Mujer Award Poster, award certificates, program cover, bags, annual report, and NHLI's note card. NHLI will also provide a full-page advertisement in the conference program for further promotion of the artist and the selected piece. Please note NHLI reserves the right to keep the original artwork. (It is expected that part of the prize money should cover transportation expenses for the artist and art).

2nd Prize: $1,000 (U.S.) and the opportunity to showcase and exhibit original artwork at the Mujer Awards Gala evening art reception on Friday November 4, 2011. The artist will be able to showcase up to 3 pieces at the art reception. The artist will also receive 1 full conference registration including: tickets to all conference meal events and sessions. NHLI will provide an exhibitor's table for the artist to promote and sell her work. (It is expected that part of the prize money should cover transportation expenses for the artist and art)

Please note artists are responsible for transporting the art pieces (including any insurance and handling costs) and themselves to the Conference and Mujer Awards Gala November 2-4, 2011 in Los Angeles, CA.

How to enter

The entry fee is $25.00 for up to 3 jpgs. The fee will cover administrative costs associated with the contest. Jpg submissions will not be returned and will remain property of NHLI (please refer to release and rights form on the contest online form).

Click here to access the application form.

*For undergraduate students entry fee will be waived if a current enrollment verification letter from the college/university registrar’s office is submitted with completed paperwork and entry/(ies). Please note all other terms and conditions of the 2011 artwork contest apply.

For more information contact Victoria Morillo via email victoria@nhli.org or call 703-527-6007.