Winners artwork will be featured as official event poster for 2021 Festival


WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (Dec. 8, 2020) — As planning for the 25th annual Finger Lakes Wine Festival gets underway, Watkins Glen International has created a unique opportunity for fans to get involved with the annual event‘s branding efforts.

Starting immediately through January 31, 2021, artwork reflecting wine and the Finger Lakes Region with a “throwback style” to represent the Festival‘s silver anniversary will be accepted, with one winner to be featured on the official event poster and other promotional mediums.

“This is a great way to get everyone involved in helping us reflect on the rich history and celebrate 25 amazing years of the Finger Lakes Wine Festival and Finger Lakes Region,” said WGI President Michael Printup. “We know Watkins Glen International has some talented fans out there and cannot wait for the entries to start coming in.”

Limited to one entry per person, the contest is open to anyone who is able to digitally submit their hand-drawn or painted art through until 11:59 P.M. EST, January 31, 2021. The artwork will be judged by the Watkins Glen International staff, and a winner will be selected and announced in February 2021.

In addition to being featured on the poster, the selected artist will also receive a pair of Two-Day Taster‘s Passes to the Finger Lakes Wine Festival and booth space during the event to showcase their art, greet fans, and sign posters. The 20th anniversary Festival poster contest was won by Canandaigua, N.Y. artist Meredith Mallwitz in 2016.

About Finger Lakes Wine Festival
The Finger Lakes Wine Festival, July 9-11, offers the largest showcase of New York State wines with over 90 wineries paired with regional artisans, music, and seminars all in one beautiful location. Tickets are available for the event voted “Best Wine Festival” by readers of USA Today by calling 866-461-7223 or at

About Watkins Glen International
Located within five (5) hours (~300 miles) of 25% of the US population, Watkins Glen International is the premier road racing facility in North America, four-times voted “Best NASCAR Track” by readers of USA Today. Keep up with The Glen on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. For tickets, camping, and additional information, call 1-866-461-RACE or visit