Announcement: 2012 Tejano Heritage Month Poster Contest Extended














       (San Antonio, Texas) July 13, 2012 – Texas, a San Antonio-based research and publishing company is pleased to announce today that they will be conducting a statewide search for the best example of Tejano art to be used in the production of the official poster for this year’s Tejano Heritage Month celebrations!

       The month of September has been officially designated Tejano Heritage Month by Gov. Rick Perry and 2012 marks the ninth anniversary of this designation. Beginning with the month of March (the officially recognized Texas History Month), Texas will be holding a statewide Poster Contest that is open to all adult (18-years-of-age and older) artists.

       “’s main mission has always been about bringing awareness and education  about the true lives and legacies of our Tejano forefathers to all Texans,” says Rudi R. Rodriguez, President and Founder of Texas “We felt this contest was just another way of getting that message across. Also, it will create what we hope will be a fun and festive memento of this occasion and will help create an additional circumstance that marks what we are creating with Tejano Heritage Month.”

       Last year’s winner was artist Dina Cortez of San Antonio. This year, Judges will select one (1) winner who will receive a $500 prize and will be honored at a special ceremony during Tejano Heritage Month. The contest has been extended until Friday, August 3, 2012 and all entries must be received in the office at that time. Rules are listed below and will also be made available at For more information, contact Texas at (210) 673-3584.

       This year's Tejano Heritage Month Poster Contest is sponsored by the Hispanic Heritage Center of Texas and Valero Energy Corporation.



2012 Tejano Heritage Month Poster Contest Rules

  • Artists are permitted only one entry and they must be original artwork that has not appeared in a previous poster, promotion or event. Also, collaborations are not allowed, one artist per entry.


  • Work must be submitted in a vertical poster format measuring 18” wide by 24” high (Must include a white 1″ border around all sides) mounted on foam core . Winner will be required to provide fully editable files upon receiving cash prize.


  • Submit your entries to Texas at 10,000 W. Commerce St., San Antonio, TX 78227. Office hours are 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.


  • Artist information (including name, age and contact information) should be affixed to the back of entries. Please do not sign or identify yourself on the front of the entry.


  • Please include a self-addressed and stamped envelope so we might notify you of pick-up locations and arrangements. All entries must be picked up by November 16, 2012 or they will be discarded or become property of Texas


Additional Tejano Heritage Month Poster Contest Information


  • Texas will retain ownership and full copyrights of the winning poster and its reproductions. The poster will serve as promotional material leading up to and throughout the course of Tejano Heritage Month and National Hispanic Heritage Month. 


  • Texas reserves the right to adapt elements of the poster for use on other official 2012 Tejano Heritage Month collectibles.


  • Texas reserves the right to ask the winner to make any changes or adjustments to the poster prior to printing. 


  • Texas is not responsible for any lost or damaged entries.