Banner Exhibition and Competition


for Artists Rising Creativity Retreat:

The Banner Exhibition and Competition is one of the signature events of the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts. The Festival is proud to display past and present banners annually. Our banners normally hang over the Festival route, adding color and movement to the festive atmosphere.

In 2020, we were not able to hang our banners over South Allen Street. If we produce a virtual event again in 2021, we will seek out an alternate location in which to hang our banners.  
The 2021 banner competition application deadline is June 18, 2021.


Banner entries are divided into three categories so that entrants are competing with their peers:

  • Professional: Individuals or groups who work as fiber artists

  • General: Individuals or groups who are not working in the field of fiber arts

  • Youth: All individuals and groups under 18 years of age


  • First Prize – $200

  • Second Prize – $125

  • Honorable Mention – $50


  • First Prize – $150

  • Second Prize – $75

  • Honorable Mention – $50


  • First Prize – $100

  • Second Prize $75

  • Honorable Mention $50