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Poster Design Contest for Art Students - Ends Jan. 31

Poster-design competition open now through Jan. 31 for Rochester Music Hall of Fame 2018 ceremony NEWS RELEASE- Nov. 30, 2017

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - The Rochester Music Hall of Fame is accepting entries for its 2017 Poster Design Competition now through Jan. 31, 2018. The winning design will be selected by the RMHF Board of Directors and used to promote the 2018 induction ceremony, taking place at Eastman Theatre on April 22.

All ages and skill levels are eligible. Suggested themes are Rochester and also music in general. All entries must be original creations, of which the original artwork will remain the property of the artist. The artwork should be visually suitable in varying poster sizes: 4x6 inches, 11x16 inches, or 18x24 inches. Guidelines and specs and a required artist agreement are online at:

The winning artist, whose work will be displayed on the front of the Eastman Theatre leading up to the April event, will receive a $300 prize and two tickets to the ceremony. The second-place winner will receive $100 and the third-place winner will be awarded a $50 prize.

The seventh annual induction ceremony of the Rochester Music Hall of Fame (RMHF) will take place at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 22. The new class of inductees will be announced in late February, at which time the winning poster will be unveiled. Tickets to the music-filled ceremony may be obtained through

About the Rochester Music Hall of Fame

The Rochester Music Hall of Fame, which celebrated its first inductees in 2012, recognizes those with ties to Rochester whose talents, efforts, perseverance, and creativity have contributed to the creation of musical excellence. It is the realization of a dream long had by musician Karl LaPorta, RMHF's chairman of the board. Each year new members are honored through ceremony and celebration and their achievements memorialized to promote an appreciation for the Greater Rochester area's rich and diverse musical history and culture. More than just an annual ceremony, the RMHF's Board of Directors works with area schools throughout the year to present programs about Rochester's rich musical heritage. Goals of the RMHF include being a community resource for musical education and research and to inspire and encourage current and future generations to explore their own musical potential. Canandaigua National Bank & Trust is the ceremony's generous presenting sponsor.

Media Contact:

Dresden Engle, Dresden Public Relations (585) 319-1812

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