Alumni Commemorative Wine 2016 Label Artist Competition

Gain exposure for your artwork and become part of a growing annual tradition.

Catherine unveiling art

Now in its 12th year the Alumni Commemorative Wine has become a highly anticipated annual tradition.

The Commemorative Wine series promotes awareness of the UFV Alumni Association while generating revenue for programs, services, and scholarships to students, all while allowing us to showcase the talent of a UFV alumnus each year.

The wine label features the alumnus’ art work (front label) and their brief biography (back label).

The wine is purchased as graduation gifts, memorabilia, and prizes; and served at UFV faculty, staff, and community gatherings.

The submitting artist will provide:

  • Two images of artwork to be featured on the front labels, one for the white wine and the other for the red wine
  • A brief biography of the artist to be included on the back wine label

Marketing of the wine includes:

  • Internal promotion to over 1,000 UFV staff and faculty including a showcase to the Senior Administration, Board of Governors, UFV Senate, UFV Alumni Association Board of Directors
  • Wine featured at UFV events
  • Promotion to more than 13,000 alumni through the UFV Alumni website, monthly email updates, and the bi-annual university magazine, “Skookum”

Criteria for submission:

  • Submit digital reproductions of artwork created by alumni of UFV, University College of the Fraser Valley or Fraser Valley College
  • Preference will be given to an alumnus of the Graphic Design or Visual/Fine Arts program or an alumnus who is currently employed in the field
  • Artist agrees to allow UFV to crop digital images of the selected artwork should this be necessary for designing the wine label

Information to be submitted:

  • Year and program of graduation
  • A brief biography (70 – 90 words)
  • An electronic copy of the art works being proposed for the labels
  • A brief description of the artwork (50 – 70 words)

Additional information:

  • Submission of artwork is limited to three (3) pieces. The submission may include any artwork that can be digitally reproduced – digital reproductions of paintings, photography, sculpture and computer generated artwork. Each digital submission should take into consideration that the image will be rendered onto a wine label with a portrait orientation. Please see the UFV Alumni Association website for the previous year’s labels
  • The wine labels are designed and created by UFV’s designers
  • The selected artist is requested to attend the “Launch Ceremony” April, 2016 (TBA) and will receive two (2) complimentary tickets for the event, 2016 Convocation, and any other UFV Alumni Association events
  • Submissions, which meet the criteria outlined above, will be eligible for selection for two years

All proposals must be submitted by Monday, January 11, 2016 to:

UFV Alumni Relations Office
33844 King Road
Abbotsford, B.C.
V2S 7M8
Tel: (604) 557-4008
By email:

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