Generally, the cover image includes our mascots - "the freaks". The five main freaks are included on the cover of the 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 Guides (see below). The "look" of these freaks should be adapted to fit your unique aesthetic so feel free to play into your comfort zone.
Please bring an ORIGINAL illustration/take on the mascots. We aren't looking for recycling the existing images. That said, the mascots must be recognizable in form and color.
Generally we are considered a light hearted, colorful festival. fun, light, friendly. Bright colors, lovable characters.
Please incorporate the LOGO (attached) and the YEAR (2018) into the design.
We are most interested in VECTOR drawings as these images will need to be scaled to fit various sizes.
We'd also like each freak in the design to be on its own LAYER so they can be used separately.
Every year, we produce a printed guide of all the shows produced at our festival. This contest is centered around the GUIDE COVER IMAGE; the seminal representation of the 2018 festival.
Here are eight guides of years past:
Dimensions of the guide cover are: 5.5" (width) x 8.5" (height)
For your reference, we have attached a pdf containing former adaptations of the freaks. You can also see examples in the links above.
The winner of this contest is immediately eligible for additional work finishing off the rest of the guide design. See below for more info.
Last year's contest can be found here: