Apex Festival to Involve Community Students with Contest

For Immediate Release
January 16, 2008

Lisa Gullette, Owner of CreatiVisibility
Commission Member in Charge of Marketing
(919) 661-8124; pressroom@creativisibility.com

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Apex, N.C. – The Apex Festival Commission is including community student talent in the PeakFest scheduled for downtown Apex on May 3. The Commission announces a Call for Entries in the first annual PeakFest Poster Contest today to involve students in the community event promotion.

“We are very excited about this opportunity to see what PeakFest means to the young people in Apex. We plan to utilize the selected artwork for media promotion of the event and showcase the winning entries in a display at the newly opened Halle Cultural Arts Center located on Salem Street,” said Gail Carter, Chairman of the Festival Commission.

The contest is open to students in Kindergarten through 12th grade who reside in Apex and entries must be submitted in person to the Halle Cultural Arts Center by March 7, 2008. Cash prizes will be awarded for four entries: $150 for first, $100 for second, and $50 for third place winners. The overall grand prize winner will receive $250 in cash as well as have their entry reproduced to be used as part of the primary promotional piece for the Town of Apex 28th Annual PeakFest event. Honorable mention awards will also be presented to exhibitors. The poster art should reflect the theme, “What Does PeakFest Mean to Me?” and adhere to specifications and guidelines listed on the registration form.

Judging for the entries begins the week of March 10 and winning entries will be selected based on originality, expression of the theme and usability of the artwork for the marketing of the PeakFest event. Posters must reflect the spirit of the PeakFest event, sense of community, and Apex hometown pride.

“Students are excellent in expressing the excitement of PeakFest although the event attracts young and old alike. It will be interesting to see their enthusiasm rendered in art,” states Lisa Gullette, member of the Commission and designer/marketing professional. There will be more announcements regarding this year’s attractions, but in the past Salem street has burst with attractions such as an entertainment stage, a family stage, kid zone, kids corner stage and community vendor booths. Even more entertainment, arts and crafts, rides and activities are planned for this year’s festival.

The successes of the festivals in the past have been incredible enabling the Apex Festival Commission to give back to the Apex Community over $40,000 in grants over the past 7 years. In 2007 alone, $5000 was contributed to the Cultural Arts Center and ten non-profit groups received grants in Apex. Sponsors are currently being sought for the 2008 festival to continue this success. For more information on sponsorship opportunities, contact Apex Festival Commission.

About the Commission

Less than eight years ago, the Apex Festival Commission was founded for the purpose of planning and promoting two major downtown events. In 2005, the Commission passed a motion to suspend the traditional September event, Today and Yesteryear Festival, to focus efforts only on the PeakFest held each spring. The PeakFest has been held for the past 28 years..

About CreatiVisibility

Lisa Gullette, owner of CreatiVisibility and graphic designer in print and Web design, assists small businesses to market themselves without having to go full scale with a large expense. Her business offers itself as a design service that provides an overall marketing approach.

CreatiVisibility creates visibility for its clients by taking a creative, marketing-faceted approach to print and Web site design with the goals of building a lasting relationship between designer and client through attention to client needs, by problem solving in a creative, well-researched and cost effective manner, and by producing print and Web communications products that meet or exceed professional standards. CreatiVisibility is a small business in Wake County, North Carolina, focused on serving small and medium sized businesses. For more information about CreatiVisibility, please visit www.CreatiVisibility.com.

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