Leeroy with the winning labels from 2009; Leeroy Out Loud! by Kellie Oliphant-Burns
Dog Art Today and Mutt Lynch Winery, North America's most renowned dog winery, have partnered again this year to host our 2nd Annual Dog Art Wine Label Contest of 2010. Additionally, we are pleased to announce that Bark magazine, the nation's leading dog enthusiast magazine, is joining us as a media partner. All artists are invited to submit one dog-and-wine-themed work of art. The winning entry will be made into a label for Mutt Lynch Winery's limited edition wine (only 500 bottles) that will debut at the winery's Dog Days of Summer event on August 14, 2010. This annual event includes wine tasting, dog themed art, and vendor booths to benefit the San Francisco SPCA.
The Wine Label Contest winner will receive one case of the rare and exclusive wine, a featured spotlight on Dog Art Today, a year's subscription to Bark magazine, and an invitation to attend the The Dog Days of Summer at Mutt Lynch Winery in Healdsburg, Sonoma County (travel and accommodations not included.)
Overview: One entry per person. Artwork must feature at least one dog. You may submit a title for the wine, but DO NOT include words, letters, or any writing on the actual artwork. That information will be added by the label designer, Rae Huestis. (Note: Mutt Lynch Winery wines are known for their clever wordplay. Click here to see examples.)
You must have complete ownership of the copyright.
Entrants from the United States and Canada only.
Wine Description: This year winemaker Brenda Lynch has decided to create a red blended from her finest barrels, and "in the spirit of all things dog," she's calling it "Muttitage." Only 500 bottles of this rare and exclusive wine will be produced with the winning label on it. It will retail for $25 a bottle, with 10% of the sales benefiting the SF SPCA.
Size: The size restrictions are less rigid this year:
- Artwork should be approximately 8" x 8"
- It does not have to be a square. It can be a vertical or horizontal rectangle
- High Resolution, 300 DPI
- JPEG format
Medium: Paintings or drawings. No photographs or photographic images used in the piece. NO WORDS OR LETTERS ON THE ARTWORK.
Format: JPEG minimum 300 DPI. Titled with your first and last name.
Download Application Document
Application: submit the Word Document with all information complete and the word "YES" in the release box. The release includes permission to alter your artwork to create the label, and permits reproduction of it on t-shirts and artwork that will be sold to raise money for the SF SPCA.
Submission deadline: May 15, 2010, midnight PST. Email JPEG and completed Word Document Application to email@example.com.
Selection process: Dog Art Today readers will have a chance to vote online for their favorite label May 19 - May 25, 2010. The winner will then be selected by judges from the top 10 finalists and announced on May 27, 2010. The wine label will be revealed at the August 14, 2010 Dog Days of Summer event.
Prize: One case of the special release wine featuring your artwork and signed by winemaker Brenda Lynch. A feature article on Dog Art Today. An invitation to attend the unveiling of the wine at Mutt Lynch Winery's Dog Days of Summer event in Healdsburg Sonoma County, CA on August 14, 2010. (Travel and accommodations not included.) A year's subscription to Bark magazine.
Brenda Lynch – winemaker/co-owner of Mutt Lynch Winery
Rae Huestis - wine label designer
Moira McLaughlin – Founder of Dog Art Today