Messina Hof Texas Artist Wine Label Competition 2024

The 34th Annual Messina Hof Texas Artist Wine Label Competition is the centerpiece for the 40th Annual Wine & Roses Festival on Saturday, April 27. This year we invite artists to depict the theme of “SYMMETRY.” These additional words can help guide your creativity: balance, equilibrium, and harmony. Pulitzer Prize winning author, Edith Wharton, said

“The desire for symmetry, for balance, for rhythm in form as well as in sound, is one of the most inveterate of human instincts.”

The Artist Competition has been a part of Messina Hof’s Wine & Roses Festival since 1986 and has continued to foster a connection between Texas art and winemaking for thirty-four years. The honor of winning the Artist Competition is decided by the wonderful people attending this long-standing festival. The winning artwork is then transformed into a wine label that will be showcased in Messina Hof’s expansive and highly awarded wine portfolio. The name of the artist and artwork will be featured on the back of each bottle.
In partnership with the Arts Council of Brazos Valley, Messina Hof aims to support local Texas artists and give back to the arts community. Each entry fee is donated to the Arts Council to fund local programs that further young artists’ passion and careers.

 


 

The Top Finalists are applicants chosen to submit physical artwork for the competition and will receive:
• An invitation to display and sell artwork at the Wine & Roses Festival on April 27, 2024, at the Messina Hof Estate Winery in Bryan, with a complimentary table. Over 1,000 people are expected to attend!
• A pair of tickets to attend our annual 2024 Harvest Festival in August.

 

The 1st place winner will receive:
• $1000
• Artwork displayed on select Messina Hof wine labels along with name of the artist and title of the piece.
• Artwork permanently displayed in the Messina Hof Gallery among previous winners.
• Personal invitation to our Harvest Grand Finale Dinner in August 2024 where the winning artwork will be officially presented to the public.

• Social media recognition and online exposure on Messina Hof social media platforms.
• A certificate for a Private Tour & Tasting for 10 people at any of Messina Hof’s four winery locations

 

The 2nd place winner will receive:
• $500
• Social media recognition and online exposure on Messina Hof social media platforms
• A certificate for a Private Tour & Tasting for 10 people at any of Messina Hof’s four winery locations

 

The 3rd place winner will receive:
• $250
• Social media recognition and online exposure on Messina Hof social media platforms
• A certificate for a Private Tour & Tasting for 10 people at any of Messina Hof’s four winery locations

 

CONTEST TIMELINE

Friday, March 15th: Digital artwork submission, application, and fees due online at CallForEntry.org
Friday, March 29th: Finalists notified along with invitation to participate in the Wine & Roses Festival
Friday, April 12th: Finalists’ framed physical artwork due by 5:00pm to the Messina Hof Estate in Bryan
Friday, April 26th: Artwork on display at the Spring Wine Release

Saturday, April 27th: Attendees of the Wine & Roses Festival will vote for their favorite artwork

Monday, May 10th: Competition results announced to the public
Friday, May 24th: Remaining artwork must be picked up by 5:00 pm

 

2024 Wine Label Contest Guidelines Apply Now