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An informational meeting for altar entrants only will be held on Thursday, October 24, 2013, at 6:30 PM at The Cos House in La Villta Historic Arts Village.


APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO: OCTOBER 24, 2013, 6:30PM - All materials must be turned in to La Villita offices by that time.


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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.


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.


ALTAR CONTEST PRIZES

1st prize: $2,000

2nd prize: $1,000

Fan favorite: $500





GENERAL RULES

  1. You must check in at La Villita Historic Arts Village by 12 noon, Friday, November 1, 2013 or your altar space may be reassigned.


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


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


  4. Please load in all your materials before 3pm, Friday, November 1, 2013.


  5. Altars should be completed by 5pm, Friday, November 1, 2013, when the “Fan Favorite” judging will begin. Please plan ahead and arrive early and organized for an enjoyable setup-experience.


  6. Altars will remain on exhibition from 5pm, Friday, November 1, 2013, through 11pm Saturday, November 2, 2013.


  7. The altars will stay up overnight November 1, 2013, 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.


  8. 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.


  9. 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, 2013.


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



REGISTRATION

All applications must be complete and returned to La Villita Historic Arts Village offices by 5 pm, Oct. 18, 2013.

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 RELEASE and $30 REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT TO:

                La Villita Historic Arts Village

                ATTN: ALTAR CONTEST

                418 Villita Street, Ste. 900

                San Antonio, Texas 78205


Checks and forms may also be delivered in person during La Villita Historic Arts Village office hours. Checks should be made payable to “City of San Antonio.” Cash payments must be for the exact amount and must be made in person.


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 returned on November 2nd after the event’s conclusion, upon tear down and clean up of the altar space.


CANCELLATION: To receive a refund, cancellations must be made no later than October 18, 2013



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