Cherry Festival Prints

Purchase art prints of National Cherry Festival Posters from years past in Traverse City, MI.

About the Contest

The National Cherry Festival Commemorative Print Competition is an annual contest open to adults across the country as well as students (4th/5th grade, Middle School and High School) in our 5-county region of Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, and Leelanau.

The official contest began in 1992, but there are prints on record since 1986.  Since the National Cherry Festival office partnered with Bulls-i, Inc. in 2013 to manage this competition, the awareness has grown and other prints are being presented as early as 1972.

2017 National Cherry Festival Print Contest Winner (Coming Soon!)

And the 2017 Winner is....

In 2017, there were over 93 fine art and graphic designed pieces submitted for consideration.  An awards ceremony will take place on May 3, 2017 at the TBA Career Tech Center recognizing the Top 30 students, the Top 5 People's Choice recipients and the combined (adult/student) overall finalists.

Thank you to our panel of judges and the thousands of people who took part in the selection process!

The 2017 commemorative print will be available as 19 1/2" x 13 1/2" limited edition (100), signed and numbered print or as 8" x 10" open edition print.  All of the National Cherry Festival prints are available for sale at our Cass Street location and will be available during Cherry Festival Week at the Bulls-i tent near the food court.  See pricing below.

Commemorative Print Prices

  • 2017 Print (Limited edition of 100, signed and numbered):  $40 each
  • 1986 - 2017 Prints (Open edition, 8" x 10"):  $20 each

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The year 2017 is the 91st Anniversary of the National Cherry Festival.  To submit artwork for its annual art competition, please click on the appropriate link below.

2017 Competition Form - Adults
2017 Competition Form - Students

As it relates to the General Art Competition, applicants are encouraged to produce digital, traditional, contemporary, impressionist, and/or abstract works of art.

If you are an elementary teacher in our 5-county area and you're interested in your students taking part in this competition, please feel free to download the rubric below to help guide your class when making selections.

Click Here to Download the Rubric (4th and 5th Grade Students Only)