Poster Contest

Poster Contest

Highland Village Lions 32nd Annual Balloon Festival

Sponsored by the Highland Village Lions Club

August 16-18, 2019 at Unity Park

The contest is open to the students of Heritage Elementary, Highland Village Elementary, McAuliffe Elementary and Briarhill Middle School.  The 2019 Poster Contest Contestant form can be uploaded using this link.

Tips for Artwork

  • Artwork should be submitted in portrait layout on plain 8 1/2 x 11 paper
  • Artwork should include hot air balloons, the Highland Village Lions Club logo, the city of Highland Village logo.

Selection Process  – Preliminary Contest

Each school will select a Contest Lead (usually the Art Teacher) and all entries will be submitted to Contest Lead.  Each school will have a selection committee of 3 to 5 that determines the winners for their school.

There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards at each school in each of the following grade levels:  K & 1st, 2nd & 3rd, and 4th & 5th grades and Briarhill in each grade 6th, 7th, and 8th. .

Art work is to be submitted to Contest Leader on plain white 8 ½ x 11 paper in the portrait layout.  This submission is due before 10:00 am April 20, 2019 (only one entry per person).  Completed Entry Form must be attached to back of page of entry.

Computer designed art work is acceptable. No copy right, trademarks, or logos may be used.

Judging at each school will take place during the week of April 23 – 27 by school selections committee.

Selection Process Finals

 The HVLC will pick up winning art work from schools on May 1. A HVLC Selection committee of 5 will be selected and serve as the final judges.

The HVLions Judges will determine the Final Elementary School Winners (1st, 2nd, 3rd) for grade levels K&1, 2&3 and 4&5 from the preliminary winners from each school.

The HVLions judges will determine the Final Middle School Winners from the preliminary 1, 2, and 3 place winners in each grade to determine the final middle school winners.

A Grand Champion will be selected from all of the Final Winners.

Announcement and presentation of the preliminary individual school winners and final winners as well as Grand Champion will be at each school’s awards ceremony at end of May.

Winners will be notified by phone and or email, and posted on the web site, and the Lions Balloon Festival Facebook page  and The Highland Village Lions Club Facebook page.

Each preliminary winner will receive a Balloon Festival t-shirt personalized with their winning poster.  Winners will be featured on the Highland Village Lions Balloon Festival website as well as other advertising.

Final Winners will receive posters imprinted with their art work.   Final Winners of Elementary level will receive wrist band for entire festival to Kids Zone.  Final Winners of Middle School will receive gift cards or wrist band for entire festival to Kid Zone.

            1 place            3 posters

            2 place            2 posters

            3 place            1 poster

Grand Champion will receive 5 posters imprinted with their art work, and a tethered balloon ride at festival. (Weather Permitting)

Final Winners and Grand Champion will be presented at a Highland Village City Council Meeting  as well as Saturday evening August 17, 2018 on the Grand Stage at the Balloon Festival.

All entries become the property of the Highland Village Lions Club and will not be returned.


HVLions Contact – Harry Dinsmore 214.714.8830, Highland Village Lions Poster Contest



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