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Jimmie Rodgers Poster Contest

Mar 26, 2013 - Apr 12, 2013 See Schedule

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The 60th Annual Jimmie Rodgers Festival is just around the corner in May 2013 in downtown Meridian, Mississippi. The 2nd Annual Jimmie Rodgers Poster Contest sponsored by The Jimmie Rodgers Foundation and Community Bank is accepting entries until April 12th, 2013. The winning artist will be awarded a $500 cash prize, 15 complimentary posters and VIP tickets to the Jimmie Rodgers Festival events. The winning entry will be printed as a commemorative poster, t-shirts and other souvenir items to publicize the 2013 festival.

Bob Huff, President of Community Bank in Meridian has issued new guidelines on Monday March 25th. Huff announced “In order to encourage more participation from student artists, we have decided to waive the $20 entry fee for all full time students. We recognize the value of student participation in this historic contest highlighting our native son ”Jimmie Rodgers” and an event that has brought worldwide attention to Meridian for sixty years.”

There is no age or residence restriction on entrants who can find information by going to and downloading contest guidelines and entry forms. For more information please call The Jimmie Rodgers Museum at 601-485-1808 or Community Bank at 601-693-0200.

Betty Lou Jones, President of The Jimmie Rodgers Foundation states” This is an excellent way for artists to become a part of this legacy of Meridian’s claim to fame as “the Birthplace of America’s Music”, home of Jimmie Rodgers, The Father of Country Music”. We encourage all artists to share their talents with the Festival and help us promote our musical heritage”.

Winners will be announced at Community Bank at a celebration of the contest and festival on Thursday, May 2, 2013.
For more information please contact Bob Huff at Community Bank or Betty Lou Jones at 601-917-4344,