Hancock Shaker Village call for poster submissions

Winner receives $250 cash prize

HANCOCK, Mass. — Hancock Shaker Village seeks entries for a poster contest promoting Woolfest, a weekend event taking place April 25-26, 2020. The event is held during the Village’s popular Baby Animals festival and combines events such as workshops and sheep shearing demos with a fiber marketplace featuring the region’s most talented wool and fiber artisans. There will be live music, food and drink, and more. The event will be held in various locations throughout the Village, including the iconic Round Stone Barn.

The winner will receive a $250 cash prize; there are no runners-up. Entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, February 28. Submissions may be emailed to Kristen Dominguez, Chief Engagement Officer, at kdominguez@hancockshakervillage.org. There is no fee to enter. Rules are as follows:

· Submitted artwork must be an original creation.

· Acceptable formats are .jpg, .tiff, .psd, or .pdf files.

· Poster must measure 8.5” x 11”.

· The Hancock Shaker Village logo, url (hancockshakervillage.org), and “Pittsfield, Massachusetts (or MA)” must be included on the poster. To download a logo in black or white, visit the Hancock Shaker Village press room (hancockshakervillage.org/home/press-room/).

· The following phrases, or suitably similar words, must be included: “sheep shearing, workshops, demos and talks, tours, fiber vendors, food, live music, and more.”

· Your submission must include your name, email address, mailing address, and phone number.

· By entering this contest, you consent to the use of your name and/or artwork in any contest advertisements, educational materials, or contest publicity without further notice or compensation.


Hancock Shaker Village, a living history museum on 750 acres in the heart of the Berkshires, is located at 1843 West Housatonic Street, Pittsfield, MA. A National Historic Landmark, the property includes twenty historic Shaker buildings dating back to 1783, and the oldest working farm in the Berkshires with heritage breeds and heirloom gardens. The museum is home to more than 22,000 artifacts including furniture, textiles, hymnals, and everyday goods, making it one of the premier Shaker collections in the world. Simply stated, Hancock Shaker Village exists to provide an historic context to the Shaker story, to preserve the site and all it contains for future generations, and to bring this narrative to life in compelling ways.

Hancock Shaker Village reopens for the spring season Saturday, April 11, 10 am–4 pm daily. Admission is $20/adults ($18 for seniors, AAA members, MTA cardholders, and active and retired US military), $8 youth (ages 13–17), and FREE for children 12 and under, courtesy of Berkshire Bank.

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