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Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center launches poster contest for 41st Tejano Conjunto Festival en San Antonio

The top prize winner's poster will be used for all festival marketing materials for the Tejano Conjunto Festival en San Antonio, scheduled for May 17-21, 2023.

The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center is launching its 41st annual Tejano Conjunto Festival en San Antonio 2023 Poster Contest.

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The popular poster contest returns after a two-year hiatus and it will include larger prizes, with the top award for the contest winner of $2,000, and more opportunities for area artists and students. The top prize winner’s poster will be used for all festival marketing materials for the Tejano Conjunto Festival en San Antonio, scheduled for May 17-21, 2023. There are no entry fees for the poster contest.

“We are so happy to relaunch our annual poster contest with bigger prizes this year,” said Cristina Ballí, Executive Director of the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center. “We welcome back our student artists, as well as community members and professional artists. The posters are a wonderful way to highlight the artistry of our local creative community and to help market both the festival and the best in Texas-Mexican cultural traditions.”

The Tejano Conjunto Festival poster contest provides opportunities for students in middle school, high school, and college to compete for the top prize alongside open and professional categories.

The theme of the posters must be “Conjunto music” and include the words “Tejano Conjunto Festival en San Antonio 2023.” Entries are due no later than January 27, 2023, at 5 p.m. CST, and winners will be announced on February 13, 2023.

The contest winner overall and each category winner will be announced in a special session on May 19, 2023, at the Tejano Conjunto Festival at Rosedale Park, on San Antonio’s Westside, one of the birthplaces of Conjunto music.

The Tejano Conjunto Festival en San Antonio is the first and longest-running Conjunto Festival in the country and is internationally recognized as the most influential event for this beloved and popular Texas musical tradition. The highlight of the 41st Annual Tejano Conjunto Festival is the opportunity to hear the very best in Conjunto music from all across the many different styles played in Texas.

The entry form and contest guidelines for the Tejano Conjunto Festival en San Antonio poster contest are available for download on the Guadalupe web page here.

Each spring for the past four decades, the Tejano Conjunto Festival en San Antonio has encompassed robust and influential live performances of the founders, popular performers, and heritage award winners of each genre, along with dances, workshops, Hall of Fame inductions, and other events. The festival draws an enthusiastic audience of 10,000 fans, dancers, and musicians from across Texas and the United States, as well as Mexico, Europe, and Asia. The crowd has grown massively over the years to include legions of fans who return each year to dance and celebrate conjunto culture.

The festival has become a model for many other conjunto festivals, which have appeared since it started, and is credited with highlighting the singular music and culture of South Texas Tejanos.

More details about the line-up, tickets, and other information will be posted on the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center web page at guadalupeculturalarts.org.

The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center was founded in 1980 as a nonprofit, multi-disciplinary organization. Located in the heart of San Antonio’s westside, the Guadalupe is one of the largest community-based organizations in the US with the mission to cultivate, promote and preserve traditional and contemporary Chicano, Latino, and Native American arts and culture through multidisciplinary programming.

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