Calgary – Join us as we announce the Calgary Stampede Poster Competition to the arts and education community of Calgary. The announcement will take place during the Stir’ Up arts event at the BMO Centre at Stampede Park, Wednesday, July 5.

The 2019 Calgary Stampede Poster Competition invites young artists to submit their best works of art with the hope of being selected as a finalist to create their vision for the iconic 2019 Calgary Stampede poster. There is a total of $20,000 in scholarship funds to be given to the top eight competitors, with the first place prize winner taking home a $10,000 scholarship.

The announcement will take place at the private Stir’ Up arts event, an event that hosts approximately 3,000 attendees and features local art that will be auctioned off later during the Stampede.

WHAT: Sharing details about the new 2019 Calgary Stampede Poster Competition.

WHO: Interview opportunities available with:

  • Dana Peers, first vice-chairman of the Calgary Stampede.
  • Some local artists available for comment. 

WHEN: Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at 6:25 p.m.

WHERE: Stir’ Up Event, BMO Centre
                Stampede Park

For more information on the 2019 Poster Competition, please visit calgarystampede.com/postercompetition.

 

About the Calgary Stampede

The Calgary Stampede celebrates the people, the animals, the land, the traditions and the values that make up the unique spirit of the west.  The Calgary Stampede contributes to the quality of life in Calgary and southern Alberta through our world-renowned 10-day Stampede, year-round facilities, western events and several youth and agriculture programs. Exemplifying the theme We’re Greatest Together; we are a volunteer-supported, not-for-profit community organization that preserves and promotes western heritage and values.  All revenue is reinvested into Calgary Stampede programs and facilities.

About the Calgary Stampede Foundation

Since its inception in 1994, the Calgary Stampede Foundation has worked to preserve and promote western traditions, culture and heritage through charitable giving as well as promoting and advancing character-building youth programs. Through their successful “We’re Greatest Together” capital campaign, the Foundation and Calgary Stampede work with community leaders and philanthropists to develop world class programs and facilities that ensure our western legacy is preserved for future generations.

For more information, please contact:

Madeline Babinec
Communications Advisor
T 403.261.0487
C 403.589.2088
MBabinec@calgarystampede.com