2022 Yards Banner Contest

Overview

In an effort to elevate the stage of freelance designers in the livestock community, the National Western Stock Show (NWSS) has created a unique opportunity. The 2022 Yards Banner Design Contest is a social media contest that allows voters to like and select their favorite designs slated to be the official artwork for the 2022 NWSS Yards Banner, all created by talented designers within the livestock industry.

For decades, the NWSS has offered special-edition vinyl Yards banner signs for exhibitors to purchase and advertise their business in their respective display pens. The 4ft. x 8ft. banner signs are displayed throughout the Yards and carry a new theme or saying each year. One half of the sign (4ft. x 4ft. square) is the collectible NWSS design, and the other half (4ft. x 4ft. square) is the farm/ranch logo, sale date, and contact information. A few examples are attached for your convenience.

The contest will be hosted by the NWSS Livestock Exhibitors' social media outlets, and votes for each banner design will be tallied by the number of likes on each image. The banner design with the most likes by the end of the campaign/contest will be selected as the Official Yards Banner Design for the NWSS 2022. Likes will be tabulated by a 3rdparty service to assure accuracy.

Contest Team:

Clancy Anderson
Phone: (720) 255-9928
Email: canderson@nationalwestern.com

Mackenzie Johnson
Phone: (970) 397-2610
Email: mackenzie.l.johnson@ttu.edu

Participation Benefits

  •  The designer with the most likes will be named the contest winner and receive $500.00!
  • Designer’s business/social handles tagged on each social media post featuring your banner design during the contest.
  • Exposure to NWSS Livestock Exhibitors social network: 20.6K Instagram followers, 20.9K Facebook followers, and 3.9K Twitter followers
  • Recognition of winning designer’s business during the 2022 NWSS in the Yards.
  • Opportunity to be a part of historic times! 2022 marks the Grand Opening of the new Stockyards and Stockyards Event Center at the NWSS. Your work will forever be signified as the artwork that was used for the first year of the New Yards.
  •  All designs will (winner and honorable mentions) be featured on the NWSS website with designer recognition through the duration of the 2022 NWSS.
  • All participants will receive a complimentary 2022 NWSS collectors’ badge. (This badge grants grounds access for the entire NWSS 2022.)