For 33 years now, the Great Reno Balloon Race has been taking over the skies and gracing Reno residents with the magic and beauty that are hot air balloons. Each year, almost 100 balloons take to the skies, leaving the over 120,000 spectators in awe, especially those who attend Dawn Patrol.
This year, the poster design is open to the public. The team at GRBR are taking submissions for the 2015 poster design from now until April 30. The poster is a commemorative design that people love to collect to remind them of the fun to be had. This year is especially unique as the poster design hasn’t been open to the public in quite some time. “This poster truly represents a signature component of our event,” says GRBR Executive Director Pete Copeland. “The official poster is a commemorative piece that fans collect year-after-year. We have not opened up the poster design process to the public for some time now. This is an opportunity for anyone who is passionate about the event to showcase their talent and love for the art of ballooning.”
The grand prize winner will receive recognition as the official poster designer of the 2015 event, media opportunities, 50 posters from GRBR for non-commercial use, and a rare hot-air balloon ride for two on Thursday, Sept. 10.
A panel of local special event representatives and hot-air balloon enthusiasts will judge the poster design contest. The winner and runners up will be notified on May 18. The official poster will be revealed on July 9 at a special media preview. For detailed guidelines, artists are asked to visit www.renoballoon.com/poster-contest.