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We're looking for artists to create artwork for the 10th Annual Tryon International Film Festival program + flyer!

Artists donate their artwork. Proceeds support a $500 cash prize and tickets for the winner.

Due May 4, 2024.


Celebrate a Decade of Cinema with Your Art!



  • The Polk County Film Initiative /Tryon International Film Festival (TRIFF) is thrilled to announce the TRIFF24 10th-anniversary poster contest, inviting Western NC & Upstate SC artists to shape the visual identity of this milestone event. All artworks submitted will be featured during the TRIFF24 Poster Art Contest Reception & be available for sale with funding supporting Artist Award & event tickets. Artworks submitted are donated to Polk County Film Initiative with all Artists receiving a hi-resolution image of the artwork provided by Carri Bass Photography. The winning artist will also receive a $500 cash award and tickets for TRIFF24.



  • Individual artists or artist teams of all experience levels residing in Western North Carolina or Upstate South Carolina are eligible to apply.



  • Artwork should not include title or date of festival

  • Deadline: May 4, 2024 at 3 PM.

  • Delivery with submission form: Email to

  • No submission fee required.

  • Hang ready, finished edges (does not need to be framed)

  • One original artwork per artist or team (16” x 24” only).

  • Submission form below.



The winning Artist will receive:

  • $500 cash award

  • Credit to the Artist on all TRIFF24 materials where image is featured.

  • Hi-resolution image of their artwork via Carri Bass Photography Exhibition via email

  • Invitation to Art Poster Fundraiser Exhibit at Tryon Arts & Crafts School on June 20

  • Exhibit open during Tryon 4th Friday Art Stroll in June & July 2024 @ Carri Bass Photography Studio

  • Two free passes for the following TRIFF24 events in Tryon, NC

    • TRIFF24 festival events, October 10 – 13, 2024

    • Red Carpet Gala Reception with feature film on October 11, 2024 (5 – 9 PM)



The winning artwork with artist credit will be featured:

  • Featured during the TRIFF24 Poster Contest Exhibition

  • On printed materials in WNC and Upstate SC

  • In advertising and TRIFF team TV appearances

  • On festival materials, banners, and program cover

  • Across social media and web-based platforms

  • Within the independent film industry



  • TRIFF24 artwork will be chosen by the PCFI Board of Directors. All artists will be notified by May 15, 2024 via email from


Questions? Contact Debra Torrence at


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