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Nelson Musical Festival Association

Design Contest

Join the 90th Anniversary Design Contest

Calling all artists, graphic designers and creative souls!

Create the Kootenay Festival of the Arts 2020 Design and see your ideas come to life!

The selected Artwork will be used on Program Cover, T-shirts and/or Stickers.

The Selected Artist will receive a prize pack, yet to be finalized.

Submission Deadline: November 15, 2019

The selected Artist will be announced Online: January 1, 2020


Submissions may include musical themes (dance, strings, winds, voice, piano),  and Nelson-related imagery.

Entries must be submitted in digital form.
        A photograph of a drawing is fine. 

The Kootenay Festival of the Arts reserves the right to alter the design of any entry, to fit the required space or use submissions in whole or in part.

All artwork and graphics must be original as we are unable to use copyright material without permission, have a valid commercial license, or be royalty-free.

        Questions? Or Email Submissions from our Contact Page


  Syllabus: DANCE Dates:  April 8–12, 2019 Coordinator:  Coordinator: Joanne Robbins Adjudicator: Stage –  Ashley Sweet             Ballet/Modern –    Chris Larsen Entry Form: Dance Solo                      Dance Ensemble Venue: … Continue reading

Hi My name is Karen Wilcox nee( Wilson) I was born and grew up in Nelson. I have wonderful memories of the Kootenay Music festival in the mid fifties. My Nelson St. Paul’s United Church choir competed every year. A Church … Continue reading