Press Release
May 28, 2015


Call to Canadian Artists: Jury Award Trophy Design and Creation


Lunenburg Doc Fest is pleased to invite submissions of art for the first ever Lunenburg Doc Fest Jury Award, to be awarded annually to one feature documentary screened during The Festival. We seek a unique trophy featuring our “filmbird” and the essence of our mission statement:

Lunenburg Doc Fest celebrates the art of documentary, creating an enriching cultural experience and place of connection between filmmakers and film enthusiasts in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.

The Call is open to experienced and amateur Canadian artists.

Participating artists may submit up to two Lunenburg Doc Fest Jury Award designs. Include a short description of the work, a cost-to-construct estimate, and a brief biography of the artist to LunenburgDocFest@gmail.com or to Lunenburg Doc Fest, Box 1951, Lunenburg, NS B0J 2C0 by July 3, 2015. The selected artist will be notified by July 10, 2015.

The brief and specifications for the award are as follows: aesthetically aspirant, prestigious, inspirational, intrinsically sculptural — a statue designed for a handheld trophy or award including a base with provision for an engraved plaque. Preferably, the materials used should be environmentally friendly. As the award may be internationally shipped, please keep the size and weight of materials in mind.

A $500 commission will be awarded to the selected artist for design, materials and construction inclusive. Lunenburg Doc Fest will retain rights to the trophy award design and the right to reproduce the trophy annually, in perpetuity.

The artist of the selected design must construct and deliver the trophy to Lunenburg Doc Fest, Box 1951, Lunenburg, NS B0J 2C0 by August 14, 2015.

At the discretion of Lunenburg Doc Fest, the selected artist and design may be profiled on the Lunenburg Doc Fest social media sites and in the 2nd annual Festival Program Guide.

For additional information email LunenburgDocFest@gmail.com.


Lunenburg Doc Fest
September 25-27, 2015
Box 1951, Lunenburg, NS B0J 2C0