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The Festival of Whales Foundation’s annual design contest will open Aug. 5 for the upcoming 46th annual 2017 event. The contest is open to the public and entries will be accepted through midnight, Sept. 20.

“For the past five years the Festival of Whales Logo Design Contest has been open exclusively to art students at Dana Hills High School,” event coordinator Andrea Swayne said. “During that time, the Festival forged a successful collaboration with the school that has blossomed into a wonderful program involving students across all STEAM subjects (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics).

The 46th annual two-weekend event is set for March 4, 5, 11 and 12, 2017. Past event logo designers have included local amateur artists and internationally known professional artists, along with high school art students.
For more information on the history of the Festival’s logo and to see some of the past winning designs, visit

Entries must include a dominant representation of a California gray whale/s, the majestic ocean mammals that inspired the event.

A full list of technical criteria (file formats, etc.) can be found on the Festival website at

The winning logo will be featured in the Dana Point Times and could be used on hats, bus advertisements, T-shirts, pins and more.

All entries must be emailed to by midnight Sept. 20.

Additional Awards
First prize:
$500, two whale watching tickets, and choice of four pieces of event merchandise.
Second prize:
$100, two whale watching tickets
Third prize:
$50, two whale watching tickets
Fourth prize:
Two whale watching tickets

Fifth prize:
Two whale watching tickets


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