Banner Exhibition and Competition

The Banner Exhibition and Competition is one of the signature events of the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts. The Festival is proud to display past and present banners annually. Our banners hang over the Festival route, adding color and movement to the festive atmosphere. Both individuals and groups may submit entries. Prizes are awarded for the best banners in three categories: Professional, General and Youth.

While the 2020 Festival has been canceled, the Banner Exhibition and Competition will still take place. We will display banners in non-traditional locations in Centre County and host an online banner exhibition. We will hang our 2020 banners over the Festival route in 2021.

The application deadline is June 19, 2020.

The Banner Exhibition is sponsored by FirstEnergy Foundation.


Banner entries are divided into three categories so that entrants are competing with their peers:

  • Professional: Individuals or groups who work as fiber artists
  • General: Individuals or groups who are not working in the field of fiber arts
  • Youth: All individuals and groups under 18 years of age
  • First Prize – $200
  • Second Prize – $125
  • Honorable Mention – $50
  • First Prize – $100
  • Second Prize $75
  • Honorable Mention $50

Making and Submitting a Banner

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Get a Festival poster and buy Festival buttons, t-shirts and other merchandise at the corner of College and Allen – or visit our online store.

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