APPLICATION DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 17, 2014, 5:00PM

All materials must be received by 5:00pm on October 17,  2014.














Community members are invited to participate in this tradition by entering the Altar Contest and building their own altar for the Día de los Muertos Celebration at La Villita Historic Arts Village. Individuals, families and groups are all encouraged to submit their application.


STUDENTS & STUDENT GROUPS

Elementary - high school students and student groups are eligible to compete for an additional $500 award. All student entries, must have a responsible adult accompany them for set up and to sign all waivers. 





REGISTRATION

All applications must be complete and returned to Día de los Muertos/Do210, 1325 North Flores #116, San Antonio, TX 78212 by 5 pm, Oct. 17, 2014.


Altar space is LIMITED, so don’t wait to apply!


STEP 1: FILL OUT AND SUBMIT ONLINE APPLICATION

STEP 2: DOWNLOAD & SIGN WAIVER FORM

STEP 3: MAIL SIGNED WAIVER and $30 REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT TO:

               

                ALTAR CONTEST - DIA DE LOS MUERTOS CELEBRATION

                c/o Do210

               1325 North Flores #116

               San Antonio, TX 78212


Checks should be made Payable to TrafficKing LLC.

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 November 2nd 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 17, 2014.


GENERAL RULES

  1. Set up is on Friday October 31, 2014. You must load in and set up your altar on Friday, October 31st. 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.


  1. Altar spaces will be approximately 9 ft. (wide) x 8 1/2 ft. (deep). Entrants will need to supply their own materials.


  2. No merchandise may be sold at the altar sites.


  3. All materials must be loaded in before 8pm, Friday, October 31, 2014. You may continue setting up your altar on the morning of November 1st but there will be NO LOADING IN of materials on Saturday.


  4. Dia de los Muertos Celebration starts at 10am on November 1st. Altars should be completed by noon, Saturday, November 1, 2014, when the “Fan Favorite” photos will take place judging will begin. Please plan ahead and arrive early and organized for an enjoyable setup-experience.


  5. Altars will remain on exhibition from 10am, Saturday, November 1, 2014, through 10:00pm Sunday, November 2, 2014.


  6. The altars will stay up overnight November 1, 2014, 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 November 2 to make sure the altar is ready for judging.


  7. 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.


  8. The Altar contest prizes are:
    1st prize $2,000, 2nd prize $1,000, and Fan Favorite $500.
    The winners will be announced on the main stage at 7:45 pm, November 2, 2014.


  9. To be eligible for the Student portion of the Altar Exhibition, the linked additional criteria must be followed: ADDITIONAL STUDENT CRITERIA


  10. DETAILED RULES, INSTRUCTIONS REGARDING LOAD IN, CHECKIN, PARKING, ETC. WILL BE EMAILED DIRECTLY TO ENTRANTS.



ABOUT


From pre-Columbian times, the Day of the Dead has been celebrated throughout Mexico and Latin American countries. Today it is celebrated throughout the Americas on November 1 and 2, a time in which the living lovingly pay tribute and remember their departed friends and family members. Remembrances include family visits to the local cemetery, processions through town squares and inventive homemade altars honoring departed family members with photos, “Pan de Muerto” sweet bread and flowers.


For more information on traditional Day of the Dead altars visit: Celebrate Day of the Dead.




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ALTAR CONTEST PRIZES

1st prize: $2,000

2nd prize: $1,000

Fan favorite: $500

Student award: $500