Savannah Stopover Music Festival Band Poster Juried Exhibition


A creative way to be a part of Savannah’s Best New Festival

The Savannah Stopover Music Festival, founded in 2011, focuses on the best up-and-coming indie bands in the world, most of whom are traveling en route to the prestigious SXSW Music Conference and Festival in Austin, Texas. For one incredible weekend, the gritty edge of underground cool and some of modern music’s most eclectic and electrifying bands will be in Savannah, GA. The festival also shines a light on Savannah’s own burgeoning music scene with performances by many of the city’s best local acts.

We welcome Savannah’s artists, photographers, graphic designers, painters, and print makers, to be part of the festival by submitting their own designs for individual band posters. Check out the list of 2014 bands on our Lineup, listen to their music on our Playlist, get inspired and go to it. You may submit as many different posters as you like.

Posters will be juried by a panel of local practicing designers, artists and musicians. Semi-finalists will be posted on  for public voting which will count for ⅓ of the final vote.  Semi-Finalists will be announced Monday, March 3, 2014.


  • Fill out the form and submit a file of your poster design HERE.

  • Follow the instructions below to deliver your hard copy poster by the deadline.

  • Please contact with any questions regarding the Exhibition or problems uploading your files.

Deadline:  Friday, February 21, 2014


You must include the following:

1. Choose your favorite Stopover 2014 band from our lineup HERE.

2. The Savannah Stopover Logo at a minimum size of 3 square inches (1.5″ x 1.5″ Minimum). Here is a jpeg of the logo: Savannah Stopover Logo. The Savannah Stopover logo must not be altered in any way.  Poster submissions with altered logos will be ineligible for judging.

3. The Festival dates:  March 6-8, 2014

4. The Festival website URL:

5. The full Festival name MUST be included (all 4 words):  Savannah Stopover Music Festival

6. Please include a label on the back of the mounted poster with: Name, Number, Email and Band Name

7. Posters must be submitted in vertical format.

8. All band names must be spelled correctly.


  • Size Requirements: Posters must be vertical format at 18 x 24 inches with full bleed (no border) and must be mounted on foam core, without any extra foam core border.

  • Medium: Artist’s choice for creating the poster.  However, all submitted posters must be printed and mounted on foam core.  No original art will be accepted.

  • Format: Artists must submit both a high resolution jpeg file (please name your jpeg with your first initial and last name, separated with an underscore, and band name) and a physical poster mounted on foam core.  The physical copy of the poster submission must be dropped off at the Stopover offices located at:

Savannah Stopover Music Festival, 35 Barnard Street, Suite 200, Savannah, GA 31401

Creative Approach, located at 408 Martin Luther King BLVD, has a special offer to print posters for the Band Poster Exhibition for $20, which is 33% off regular price.  Mounting costs are not included and are extra.


** Failure to comply with these requirements will disqualify your poster. All winning poster submissions become the property of Savannah Stopover Music Festival. Others may be picked up post Festival by contacting


The Band Poster Exhibition Jury will look for several things in choosing poster semi-finalist and finalist.  Those include:

  • Following of all Design Requirements and Submission Guidelines.

  • Overall aesthetic, design, technical skills and execution as a Band Poster.

  • Band Poster Relevance, or  how well does the poster design capture the essence of the band and their music.


Top Finalists will be announced and prizes will be awarded at the Band Poster Reception and Opening Night Concert, March 6th, 2014 from 6-9pm. Semi-finalist and Finalist Posters will be on display at the Opening Night Event..

Prizes will be awarded for the top 4 posters- Director’s Choice, First, Second and Third Places:

  • Director’s Choice:

Savannah Stopover Music Festival- Two 3-Day Festival Passes*

Dick Blick Art Supplies-  $125 Gift Certificate

Creative Approach-  $75 Gift Certificate

Foxy Loxy-  $25 Gift Certificate

  • First Place:

Savannah Stopover Music Festival- One Single Day Pass (Thurs, Fri, or Sat)*

Dick Blick Art Supplies-  $100 Gift Certificate

Creative Approach-  $100 Gift Certificate

Foxy Loxy-  $25 Gift Certificate

  • Second Place:

Savannah Stopover Music Festival- One Single Day Pass (Thurs, Fri, or Sat)*

Atwell’s Art and Frame-  $100 Gift Certificate

Dick Blick Art Supplies-  $75 Gift Certificate

Foxy Loxy- $25 Gift Certificate

  • Third Place:

Savannah Stopover Music Festival- One Single Day Pass (Thurs, Fri, or Sat)*

Dick Blick Art Supplies- $50 Gift Certificate

Creative Approach- $25 Gift Certificate

Foxy Loxy-  $25 Gift Certificate



  • Posters due to Savannah Stopover Offices:  Friday, February 21

  • Top 10 Announced:  Wednesday, February 26

  • Online Voting Begins:  Wednesday, February 26

  • Selected Works and Top Ten Gallery Show and Reception hosted by Blick Art Supplies at their Broughton Street Gallery: Saturday, March 1

  • In person voting at Blick Broughton Street Gallery for Top 10:  Sat March 1 through Wed March 5

  • All Public Voting ends:  Wednesday, March 5

  • Top Ten exhibited and Top prizes announced @ Stopover Opening Night Event:  Thursday, March 6

Have fun, and we can’t wait to see you at Stopover IV, March 6-8, 2014!

*Dates/Times/Locations subject to change.  Keep this page checked for up-to-date details!