Press release from the Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce / CVB.

WELLINGTON, Kan. – The "official" Kansas Wheat Festival needs a button design for its 2013 button and they are calling on creative Kansans to submit designs. The button sells for $2 during the 5-day festival, July 10-14, 2013 and is primarily used for button drawings and event participation.

The rules include that the original copy design must include the following information: Kansas Wheat Festival, July 10-14, 2013, Wellington, Kansas, as well as the Premier Sponsor's logo.

The design will be used on the buttons as well as the official Wheat Festival t-shirt and any other festival merchandise. Artwork may be of any size and medium use. Designs can be hand drawn or computer generated. Please keep in mind that complex shadings, fine screens or other design elements, which are difficult to print, will not be considered. No more than 3 color designs are accepted. If providing digital art, please present it in .jpg format.

All designs must be original in concept and all submitted designs become the property of the Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce/CVB. The deadline to submit entries is March 7, 2013. The winner will be announced at the Chamber coffee on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 10am at the Daylight Donut Shop in downtown Wellington. The winner will receive $100 in Wellington Bucks, 2 Kansas Wheat Festival buttons and a free Kansas Wheat Festival t-shirt.

Complete the entry form on the Chamber's website and attach it securely to the back of your entry. You may enter as often as you wish, but a separate entry form is required for each entry. No name should appear on the drawing, front or back. All entries become the property of the Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce. Winning artist guarantees and agrees that neither the artist nor any other person or entity will reproduce, publish, or permit to be reproduced or published the original artwork without the express written consent of the Wheat Festival Committee.

Designs should be submitted to the Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce/CVB, 207 South Washington, Wellington, KS 67152 or via e-mail to by Thursday, March 7, 2013.

Information and application forms are available at the Chamber's website or you can call the Chamber at (620) 326-7466.