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Call for Entries for the 42nd Annual Tejano Conjunto Festival en San Antonio Poster Contest


2023’s winning entry by Elisa de Hoyos.

The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center is proud to announce the official opening of the 42nd Annual Tejano Conjunto Festival en San Antonio 2024 Poster Contest. This popular contest returns with a $2,000 award for the winner and is open to professional designers, 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 15-19, 2024. There are no entry fees for the contest.

“The Tejano Conjunto Festival Poster Contest is becoming a popular program at the Guadalupe,” said Cristina Ballí, Executive Director of the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center. “Teachers look forward to engaging their students while they learn about local culture and heritage, practicing artists appreciate the opportunity to take part in a beloved local custom, and the public enjoys viewing the artwork on display at the Progreso Community Gallery of the Guadalupe Latino Bookstore.”

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 2024.” Entries are due no later than Jan. 12, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. CST, and winners will be announced on Feb. 19, 2024. The contest winner overall and each category winner will be presented in a special session on May 17, 2024, 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 42nd 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 complete rules and official entry form for the Tejano Conjunto Festival en San Antonio is available for download on the Guadalupe web page.

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 approximately 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.

Images courtesy Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center.