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 normally hang over the Festival route, adding color and movement to the festive atmosphere.

This year, however, we were not able to hang our beautiful banner collection. 

We will hang our 2020 banner entries over the Festival route in 2021.  Many thanks to Marty Edmunds, Joanie Eyster, and Donna Queeney for entering this year’s banner competition.  Each will be splitting this year’s prize money with our gratitude for their dedication to this special facet of the Arts Festival.

Next year’s banner competition application deadline is June 18, 2021.

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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