CT’s Historic Gardens Day

Poster Art Contest 2020

Theme: Bringing Artists and Historic Gardens Together

Call for Entries:

Connecticut’s Historic Gardens Group, a consortium of public sites with historically significant homes and gardens, is celebrating its annual statewide Historic Gardens Day on June 28, 2020. Artists are invited to submit artwork to be considered for a poster that will advertise the 17th annual event. Entry for the 2020 Connecticut’s Historic Gardens Day Poster is open Tuesday, October 1, 2019 and will close on Thursday, October 31, 2019. The winning artwork will be selected by a jury of the Connecticut’s Historic Gardens Group and announced on Friday, December 13, 2019. The winning poster will be displayed in the Connecticut Historic Gardens booth at the Connecticut Flower Show in Hartford that runs from February 20-23, 2020.


The annual Connecticut’s Historic Gardens Day in June attracts thousands of garden lovers from throughout the state and beyond. These gardens celebrate the centuries-old tradition of beautiful flower gardens, working potagers, and herb gardens. These beautiful gardens are set on the grounds of lovely historic homes and structures. The aim of this contest is to connect Connecticut artists with the beauty of Connecticut’s historic homes and their gardens.


Create a poster-size painting, in oil, acrylic, or water color representing any one of the fourteen Historic Gardens in Connecticut. The rest is up to your imagination. Feel free to explore these historic properties and their charming gardens for inspiration. See the website for a listing of the properties or pick up a brochure at any of the sites. Best of luck!


The Connecticut’s Historic Gardens Day Poster Art Contest is open to all Connecticut artists whose medium is oil, acrylic, or water color. Artists can submit up to three works of art. Please, no paintings should be previously published on the internet or other social media.


The winner will be awarded a prize of $250.00. The artist retains the right of ownership of the work of art, but allows Connecticut’s Historic Gardens Group the right to reproduce and distribute the image on a limited edition poster, on notecards and in other advertising materials to third parties. The artist also agrees to sign copies of the poster that will be raffled at each site and to be displayed at the Connecticut Flower Show in February 2020.

Contest Rules and Application:

If you have questions, please contact: Jill Hogan, jchophogan@comcast.net

For Agreement to Official Rules and a downloadable Application, see Poster Contest Rules and Application 2020. Submit entry to Jill Hogan.

To complete the application and submit artwork online, please see the form below.