GRAND OLD 4TH POSTER CONTEST NOW OPEN FOR 2023 – Deadline For Entry Is May 19th!

Grand Old 4th - 2023 logoYoung Island artists, listen up! The Bainbridge Chamber of Commerce, KiDiMu, BIMA, & Scrappy Art Lab are excited to invite all the current elementary, middle and high school students (ages 5-18) of Bainbridge Island to participate in the Annual Grand Old 4th Poster Contest…

Get creative and have some fun showing your love of Bainbridge Island and its biggest annual celebration – The Grand Old 4th of July!

The creator of the winning poster design will receive a $500.00 cash prize, courtesy of a generous sponsorship by Chamber Champions Puget Sound Energy.

2022 Winning GO4th Poster - artwork by Michael Birkhead - image credit BI Chamber of Commerce
2022 Winning GO4th Poster – artwork by Michael Birkhead – image credit BI Chamber of Commerce

2023 Contest Details:

  • There is no cost to enter.
  • Contest is open to all enrolled Bainbridge Island School District students, or any homeschooled or private school students who live on Bainbridge Island.
  • All entries must be original art.
  • Submissions should be 13″ tall x 11″ wide (and will be made into the centerpiece of an 11″ x 17″ poster with the addition of event logo, information, sponsors and website at the top and bottom of the final poster)
  • Entries can be submitted as physical or digital artworks.
  • Physical entries should be exactly 13″ tall x 11″ wide and submitted to the Chamber offices (395 Winslow Way E).
  • Digital entries should be vector art in the correct image ratio, or sized at 13″ by 11″ as a pdf, png, or tiff file at 300 dpi in CMYK color space submitted via email to
  • Deadline for submissions: 5pm on Friday May 19, 2023.
  • No late entries will be accepted

Judging will take place during the month of May.

Upon receipt of prize, copyright and ownership of the winning design will transfer to the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce in order for it to be used in creating the official Grand Old 4th promotional poster. The winner’s name, and the contest’s sponsor, Puget Sound Energy will be included on the poster when produced. A copy of the final poster will be provided to the winner.

Scrappy Art Lab logo - 2 - 2023NEED SOME ART SUPPLIES? FREE materials to create your poster, thanks to SCRAPPY ART LAB

Pick Up Art Supplies at:

KiDiMu (301 Ravine Lane)
Hours: Mon & Fri 1-5pm, Tue and Thu, Sat & Sun 9 am–4pm Wed Closed

or BIMA (550 Winslow Way E)
Hours: Open Daily 10am – 5pm

Reminder: Deadline for submitting all designs is 5pm on Friday May 19, 2023

For additional info and questions, contact the Chamber at 206-842-3700, or drop us an email to

GO4th 2023 Poster Contest Sponsors*Images and information courtesy of the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce

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