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#greatartgreatbeer Canada 2017 Contest

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Nita Beer invites all Ontarians to celebrate beer and art in 2017 with a contest that highlights the beauty of Canada.  July 1st, 2017 will be a party for everyone, and how do Canadians celebrate? Whether it’s at a local event, house or cottage gathering or on the national stage, a staple of any Canadian festivity is beer!  Ottawa’s local craft beer scene is booming and our community wants to celebrate with beer labelled with new and innovative art that helps depict:

  • Great Canadian people, places, achievements and events from our history
  • Canadian values of Strong, Proud and Free

To do this, Nita Beer is working with other craft breweries and Ottawa artists to host a contest for Ontarians to submit art under one of the above categories.  We will engage our collective communities to select winners from the submissions.  Once selected, Nita Beer will work with local restaurants and establishments to display some of the entries.  Finally, the selected entries will be integrated in beer packaging (i.e., beer can and/or bottle labels) to be shared by Ontarians in celebrations before, during and after Canada's 150th birthday. 

You’re an artist or want to be?  Here’s what to do

Do what you do best: draw, paint, photograph, design, etc., just create a piece that helps us celebrate Canada that can be displayed on a 3.59 inch x 3 inch image.

Step 1:

  • Submit this! - Artist composition space: 91.4 mm x 79.2 mm (2144 pixels x 1870 pixels, 3.59” x 3”)
  • Resolution: 600 DPI
  • Accepted file types: Adobe Illustrator* (.ai), PNG Image* (.png), JPEG Image (.jgp), TIF Image (.tif)

Label Details*Preferred image type

  • Full bleed size (starting size): 6 mm x 79.2mm (1235 pixels x 935 pixels, 4.11” x 3.11”)
  • Document trim size (final size for print): 101.6 mm x 76.2mm (1200 pixels x 900 pixels, 4” x 3”)
  • Artist promotional space for text: 2 mm x 66.0 mm
  • Contest logo space: 2 mm x 13.2 mm
  • Label background colour is white

Step 2:

Entries must be submitted by April 30, 2017 at 11:59PM.  Art work can be submitted electronically to canada150@nitabeer.com and must include the following details:

Artist Name:
Artist Email:
Artist Phone Number:
Artist Home Town:
Artist bio (400 words max - optional):
Name of piece (optional): 
Your contest entry description (400 words max):
Artist details to be included in Artist promotional space (25 words max):
Warranty that artist has the right to use and submit the art piece for consideration:  Yes/No

What you could win

One $250 prize will be awarded to the overall winner.  Up to 5 x $50 prizes will be awarded to favourites.  Your art will be included on great craft beer labels before, during and after Canada’s 150th.  That’s great exposure!

#greatartgreatbeer Contest Rules

The #greatartgreatbeer contest is hosted by Nita Beer Company("Sponsor”).  Nita Beer will work with other Ottawa businesses (“Part`````ners”) to showcase art from this contest.  This contest is governed by these official rules (“Official Rules”). By participating in the contest, each entrant agrees to abide by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements, and understands that the results of the contest, as determined by Sponsor and its agents, are final in all respects. The contest is subject to all federal, provincial and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the promotion will be directed to Sponsor.

The Contest is open to residents of Ontario where not prohibited by law, who are nineteen (19) years of age or older. Employees and shareholders or their relatives of Sponsor or Partners are not eligible to participate. Sponsor has the right to verify the eligibility of each entrant. 

The contest begins at March 1, 2017 Noon EST and ends at April 30, 2017 11:59PM EST. (“Contest Period”). All entries (submissions) must be received on or before the time stated during that submission period. Sponsor reserves the right to extend or shorten the contest at their sole discretion.

Sponsor reserves the right to extend or cancel the contest at any given time.  Any contestants that have entered will be notified of the contest extension or cancellation and a general notice will be placed on Sponsor’s web site.

You can enter the Sweepstakes through submitting your entry to canada150@nitabeer.com.  Entries must include an art submission accompanied with Artist Name, Artist Email, Artist Phone Number, Artist Home Town, Artist bio (400 words max - optional), Name of piece (optional), Description of the contest entry (400 words max), Artist details to be included in Artist promotional space on label (25 words max).  Entries must be received by end of the contest period.

By submitting an entry to canada150@nitabeer.com, contestant agrees to allow Sponsor and Partners to display artwork in various ways including in store, on social media, in galleries and other spaces to showcase art submissions and to allow for selection of winners.  Contestant also agrees for Sponsor and Partner to use submission on packaged beer products throughout 2017.  Nita Beer reserves the right to not display a submission if the submission is not aligned with the spirit of this contest.

By submitted an entry to canada150@nitabeer.com, contestant is attesting to the fact that the work submitted is his/her own and that he/she has the right to submit without conflict.

All entries will be made available for review by various means.  Several categories will be determined and winner(s) selected for that category (i.e., Brewer’s Choice, People’s Choice, Greatest Moment in History, Greatest Canadian).  Categories for selection will be determined once all entries have been received.  The winners will be announced on or about May 31, 2017. Winners will be contacted through email or phone provided with the submission.

Prize: Each winner will receive one (1) of several prizes.  Chance of winning depends on number of entries.  Prizes include:

  • Grand prize: $250 for winner as selected by panel of Sponsor judges
  • Secondary prize: $50 for winners of 5 other favourite submissions.