handcrafted ornaments

Deadline to be included in Fest Times: September 7, 2020


Ornaments entry form can be found at the bottom of this page.

To download a paper copy, click the green button found below the form.

Thank you for your interest in designing for Festival of Trees! Festival can only be a success through the creative contributions and volunteer efforts of people like you, and we are grateful!

The Impact of Your Creativity

Festival of Trees is a fundraiser for Quad City Arts, which brings art programs to youth and adults throughout the entire Quad Cities region through programs like the Visiting Artist Series, Art @ the Airport gallery, Rock Island gallery, Metro Arts, Arts Dollars, Chalk Art Fest, and more!

Your design will be sold to raise funds for these wonderful programs. We thank you for helping make a difference in our community!

General Information

-Limit two Ornament design entries per person

-For each Ornament creation, entrant will receive 2 free general

admission tickets to Festival

-Drop off day: Ornaments will be collected on Saturday,

November 14, 2020 from 12-4 pm at the RiverCenter.

Ornaments that are not received by 4 pm may not be eligible for judging.

-If you are unable to bring your ornament during this time frame, please contact Amber

or Twila at the email address or phone number listed below.

Amber Grimm: 563-650-7863 or ambergrimm@gmail.com
Twilla Harris: 563-355-0565 or twillah526@gmail.com



Festival of Trees and its judges reserve the right to decide in their final and sole

discretion whether an entry is in the appropriate category. Winners will be determined

by judges appointed by Festival of Trees, and their decisions will be final.

Entries will be judged on artistic appeal, quality of workmanship, creativity, and finishing

technique. Failure to meet the below qualifications will automatically eliminate your design

from the judging process. Ribbons will be awarded for 1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place,

Honorable Mention, Best of Show and Best Festival Theme. 

In addition, ribbon winners will receive two additional general admission

tickets. Ribbons will be mailed to the winners at the conclusion of Festival of Trees.


-Ornaments should measure no larger than 6 inches in diameter, height, and width,

including the hanging device, which must be attached to the ornament.

-Please remember that your design should be usable as an ornament.

Additional Information

-Your entry must be completed and ready to be placed on the display structure when you arrive.

-Advertisements and company logos are not permitted. The designer's name and company sponsor will be listed on signage provided by Festival.

-Entries become the sole property of Quad City Arts Festival of Trees at the time of delivery.

-Festival of Trees volunteers and Quad City Arts staff reserve the right to approve all designs.

-Entry title, designer(s), company, and benefactor will be published in the Fest Times if received by print deadline.

-Festival of Trees and Quad City Arts may use your name, photos, and the name of your sponsor (if any) in its publicity and literature.

Questions? Contact Amber Grimm at ambergrimm@gmail.com or 563-650-7863 or Twilla Harris 563-355-0565 or twillah526@gmail.com

Quad City Arts reserves the right to reject any designs that do not align with our mission. This may include, but is not limited to: any violent or harmful messages or imagery, commercial promotional items, and political statements of any kind.