Prize Fest will be 2 weekends long for 10th anniversary, organizers announce
SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - A big announcement by Prize Fest was revealed Thursday morning (July 22). For its 10th anniversary, the festival will span two weekends rather than just one.
The announcement was made at Central Artstation in downtown Shreveport. Organizers say during this year’s festival, participants will have a virtual option, and there will be a new outdoors experience for the first time. There will also be more opportunities to visit Prize Fest as there will not just be one, but two weekends this year. Weekend one (Sept. 24 through 26) will feature Fashion Prize and Music Prize, while weekend two (Sept. 30 through Oct. 3) will feature Louisiana Film Prize, Food Prize, and Comedy Prize.
“The expansion of our festival, with two weekends and five Prizes, is a big deal,” said Gregory Kallenberg, executive director of the Prize Foundation. “Our intention is to bring Prize Fest back to the streets in a big, bold, and bawdy way, and we can’t wait to raise a glass with all the Prize fans!”
Film Prize allows artists to create a 15-minute or shorter film for the chance at winning $25,000. Attendees will have the option to choose between online and in-person viewing and will vote for their favorite films. The winning film will be announced at a brunch on Oct. 3.
Music Prize will feature two nights of finalist showcases and the first-ever Music Prize Conference. The top 10 finalist will be picked by viewers and industry judges. Participants can view and vote from July 23 through Aug. 1. The grand prize is $10,000.
Food Prize aims to raise the culinary culture of Shreveport with its events. This year, there will be a celebrity chef demo lunch. Also, Come & Get It, a special food and beverage experience, will return. The event features tasting menus created by competing chef teams made up of a local chef and celebrity chef. Attendees will vote for their favorite dish. The local chef winner will receive the Golden Fork trophy, plus $2,500, while the celebrity chef winner will get $1,000 in cash.
The group was founded in 2012 and is a great street event that promotes food, film, music, and art.
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Fashion Prize has fashion designers create collections for the possibility of winning $2,500. This year’s festival will feature a live runway show of the six finalists’ collection.
The last event is Comedy Prize, a new event, which allows comedians to perform for a chance at $1,000.
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