2020 Pass Design Contest

The Frozen River Film Festival is looking to feature designs from Winona area artist’s on the 2020 festival passes.

Create a design using the medium of your choice. The Frozen River Film Festival logo, dates, and pass type will be added at a later date and will be positioned around the artist's designs as best as possible.

We are looking for creative ideas that highlight different aspects of Winona that can be featured as wearable art.

Priority consideration will be given to designs that incorporate one or more of the following themes:
'Impressions of Winona'

There are three different age categories for judging consideration:
All Ages
High School
Elementary/Middle School.

Each is assigned to different passes used during the festival.

Designs are due by 5:00pm, June 15th. Artwork must be 5”x7” or larger. Photos, scans, or digital artwork may be submitted by email to contact@frff.org. Other formats may be submitted by mail (FRFF, 160 Johnson St., Winona, MN 55987) or in person (160 Johnson Street, Winona, MN). We may request originals if scans or photos are submitted by email. Winners will be announced in late June. Please direct all designs and questions to contact@frff.org. Selected artwork may be cropped or adjusted to best fit the actual pass.

Artwork should be submitted with the artists name and contact information either on the back side of the art or on a separate or on a separate sheet of paper, or in the body of the email for digitally submitted works.

All design winners will receive two passes with their corresponding designs. Additionally, 1st place winners in their categories will be awarded $75 and runners-up will be awarded $50.

The Frozen River Film Festival pass types include:

Big Muddy - our week-long, all encompassing pass

Donor Premier - our week-long, all encompassing pass which includes a tax-deductible donation to the festival

Saturday - Our one-day pass for the Saturday of the festival

Sunday - Our one-day pass for the Sunday of the Festival

Volunteer - our pass for all the volunteers who donate time to work during the festival

VIP - for our visiting directors, filmmakers, and presenters

Press - for our friends in the media

All Access - for FRFF staff


Our 2019 winners:

Sara Krkljes - Donor Premier

Ed Capek - Big Muddy

Olive Carlson (age 6) - Saturday Pass

Ashlynn Kalmes (age 7-1/2) - Sunday Pass



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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the
Minnesota State Arts Board and the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, thanks to a
legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
Carl & Verna Schmidt Foundation