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The 2011 Decatur Postcards

Send us those great images for the 2012 Postcard Project!

Last year we thought it would be fun to create a set of postcards that represent the many aspects of Decatur. The project turned out so well, we’re doing it again!

So, all you local artists, both self-taught and pro – if you have an image of Decatur that you would like to see mailed across the country and around the world – send us your work. A jury will select several new images to represent Decatur in a set of classic 6 x 4 tourist cards, to be stamp-ready in May 2012.

Think retro (Greetings from Decatur, Georgia!) or classic, or abstract and modern – we want a range of artistic views in a variety of media. Your submission can be a photograph, a drawing, or any kind of creative media.

Entries will be judged by a jury of local artists and community leaders, who will meet and select the 2012 images for a set of classic tourist-style postcards. Each artist selected will receive a $150 honorarium and a credit line on the reverse side of his/her printed card. The cards will be unveiled at the 2012 Decatur Arts Festival poster unveiling on May 3.

Please note:

  • The image will be scaled to fit on a 6 x 4-inch card.
  • Please submit a high resolution JPG or PDF file. We can accept files up to 10 MB in size.
  • Larger files should be submitted on CD. Files smaller than 500K will fall short of the resolution
    needed for quality printing results.
  • Recognizable close-ups or portraits must include a signed release granting permission to use
    the person’s likeness.

Submissions are welcome from all ages, preferably current (or past) residents of Decatur. Detailed instructions for artwork submission can be found in these documents:

Guidelines for the Decatur Postcard Project (.doc)
Artist Release Form (.doc)
Model Release Form (.doc)
Model Release Form for Minors (.doc)

Deadline for submissions: April 6, 2012

Email digital files to [email protected] or mail images on CD to Decatur Arts Alliance, PO Box 401, Decatur, GA 30031. Include cover sheet found within the guidelines document.

The Decatur Postcards Project is sponsored by the Decatur Arts Alliance, the Decatur Downtown Development Authority, and the Decatur Tourism Bureau and is spearheaded by Moira Bucciarelli. For more information email [email protected].

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