Designs sought for Balloon Stampede poster

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WALLA WALLA -- Calling all artists: The Walla Walla Valley Chamber of Commerce is seeking designs for the 38th annual Balloon Stampede poster.

"Splendor in the Sky" is the theme for the 2012 event. Artistic proposals must be submitted by Jan. 20 to the Walla Walla Valley Chamber of Commerce office, 29 E. Sumach St.

Designs can be any form of artwork, including drawings, paintings, photographs, graphic design and the like. All designs must include the official title -- Walla Walla Balloon Stampede presented by Gesa Credit Union; the event dates -- May 11-13, 2012; the anniversary -- 38th annual; and must incorporate the theme "Splendor in the Sky."

The winning selection, chosen by a committee of Chamber board members, ambassadors and community representatives, will be announced Jan. 30.

The Stampede takes place the second full weekend in May, which in 2012 includes Mothers Day. The festivities will kick off that Friday morning with balloon launches at local schools, according to an announcement from the Chamber.

This year's theme is intended to reflect the beauty of the balloons in the Walla Walla skies.

For more information about the event or the poster design contest, contact Besty Hadden at email bhadden@wwvchamber.com or 525-0850.

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