Community Altar Contest Application

  • Registration

    All applications must be complete online by 5 pm, Oct. 6th, 2017. Altar space is LIMITED, so don’t wait to apply! First come first serve! Cash payments must be for the exact amount and must be made in person. (Please contact us via email to arrange a time.)

    Please Note:

    Participation is not confirmed until deposit and Release Form are submitted and you have received a confirmation email from Día de los Muertos Celebration.

    Refundable Deposit:

    A refundable deposit of $30 is required to reserve your Altar space. You can pick up your refunded deposit on site on Sunday after the event’s conclusion, upon tear down and clean up of the altar space. Deposits will not be returned if spaces are not promptly cleaned up or if applicant tears down before the conclusion of the event. Cancellation: To receive a refund, cancellations must be made no later than October 9, 2017.

    General Rules:

    • Set up is on Friday. You must load in and set up your altar on Friday. Load in times will be pre-assigned and staggered. You may not drive a vehicle into La Villita at any time other than your scheduled load in time.
    • Altar spaces will be approximately 9 ft. (wide) x 8 1/2 ft. (deep). Entrants will need to supply their own materials
    • No merchandise may be sold at the altar sites.
    • All materials must be loaded in Friday. You may continue setting up your altar on the morning of Saturday but there will be NO LOADING IN of materials on Saturday.
    • Dia de los Muertos Celebration starts at 10am on Saturday. Altars should be completed by noon, Saturday, when the “Fan Favorite” photos will take place judging will begin. Please plan ahead and arrive early and organized for an enjoyable setup-experience.
    • Altars will remain on exhibition from 10am, Saturday, through 10:00pm Sunday
    • The altars will stay up overnight Friday and Saturday night, so please remove any valuables when you leave for the night. Día de los Muertos Celebration is not responsible for any overnight damage or theft from the altars. Please return to your altar space by 12 noon on Saturday to make sure the altar is ready for judging.
    • Open flames are not allowed. Please bring your own lights or battery powered candles to illuminate your altar. You will need to bring an extension cord if you need any power.
    • The Altar contest prizes are:
    • 1st prize $2,000, 2nd prize $1,000, and Fan Favorite $500.
    • The winners will be announced, Sunday.
    • To be eligible for the Student portion of the Altar Exhibition, the linked additional criteria must be followed.
    • DETAILED RULES, INSTRUCTIONS REGARDING LOAD IN, CHECKIN, PARKING, ETC. WILL BE EMAILED DIRECTLY TO ENTRANTS.
    If you are having difficulties with the application please email us here.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Participation is not confirmed until deposit and Release Form are submitted and you have received a confirmation email from Día de los Muertos Celebration. REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT: A refundable deposit of $30 is required to reserve your Altar space. This deposit will be refunded on site on October 29 after the event’s conclusion, upon tear down and clean up of the altar space. Deposits will not be returned if spaces are not promptly cleaned up or if applicant tears down before the conclusion of the event. CANCELLATION: To receive a refund, cancellations must be made no later than October 9th, 2017. For question regarding the Altar Contest only please send an email.
  • I/We understand the responsibilities associated with creating an altar, performing or participating as a vendor at the Dia de los Muertos Celebration held in La Villita Historic Arts Village on October 28th & 29th, 2017. I/We agree to release and hold harmless Galaxy Presents LLC, La Villita Historic Arts Village, Bexar County, City of San Antonio, Do210.com, SATX Inner City Development, Silver Eagle, Budweiser, Three Chord Media LLC, and any of their employees, volunteers, artist, agents, or other organizers and the owners or management of the grounds or location where this event is held, from any loss, damage or injury resulting from participating of the above entry in this event. I/We are aware that our group/business is responsible for any damages or missing items that are assigned to us or that are brought with me/us. This release is granted on my/our behalf and any minors participating in the event for which I am the legal guardian or caretaker. The Festival reserves the right to reassign exhibit space so as to ensure the safety and/or convenience of the Festival participants. The Festival reserves the right to exclude any company or individual from participation. I/We specifically grant La Villita Historic Arts Village, Do210.com, San Antonio Current, Three Chord Media LLC, and Galaxy Presents LLC and any of its assignees all rights and interests in photographs, videos and other depictions of the Altar and Participants arising out of the participation in Day of the Dead. I/We understand that said depictions or reproductions may be used in various types of media, advertisements, and promotions although this language shall in no way limit other uses. Participants acting as a group may sign same waiver.