2021 Pass Design Contest

Our "Wearable Art" contest is now open!

Submit your drawing, painting, or photograph in one (or more) of the themes listed below to have your artwork considered for one of our 2021 festival passes!


We would like to see artwork representing one or more of these themes:

Winter Activities
Movie Watching
Minnesota Made


Judging will be based on three age categories:

Elementary School aged artists
Middle School/High School aged artist
All Ages


Submissions may be made either digitally, by email, or by postal mail, or delivered in person by 5:00pm June 1, 2020.  Emails should be sent to: contact@frff.org  Postal mail and deliveries should be made to: FRFF Art Contest, 160 Johnson Street, Winona, MN 55987


Judging will take into consideration the artist's incorporating the theme(s), how the artwork will look on our festival pass, and age of artist will be taken into consideration.  Artists should submit artwork only.  FRFF will add logos and any other necessary information.


Selected winners will have their artwork appear on a festival pass for the 2021 Frozen River Film Festival.  First and second place winners will also receive a cash prize and two copies of the pass on which their design appears.  Artists name (and age) will be credited on the back of the pass.


Frozen River Film Festival reserves the right to digitally adjust or modify any of the award winning entries in order to best fit or appear on the selected pass.  Information, such as FRFF logo, festival dates, or pass type, may be digitally placed on top of the artwork.  The pass type that winning art work will appear on shall be chosen by FRFF staff.


2020 Art Design winners:

Elementary age category:

High school age category:


2019 Award winners:

We will announce our art contest for the 2021 passes shortly after the 2020 festival.


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



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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the
Minnesota State Arts Board thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.