All local artists are being invited to the table to compete for the chance to create this year's Taste of Buffalo poster.

Tops Friendly Markets announced the contest is currently underway, and they're seeking a design for the 2021 Taste of Buffalo official poster.

The Taste of Buffalo poster art contest is open to people 13 and older. They are looking for original works of art that "best convey the feel and flavor of the Taste of Buffalo," according to WIVB.

The deadline for submissions is April 16, and Tops will be giving away prizes for two winners -- $500 cash to a youth winner (among 13-17-year-old entrants), and $500 to an adult (18 or over) winner.

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WIVB reports from those two finalists, one will be chosen for the official poster and will receive an additional $500.

The official rules page says entries will be judged, and winners announced, on or about April 26.

The Taste of Buffalo is scheduled for Saturday July 10, and Sunday July 11.

To mitigate the issue of crowds -- still a public health concern for coronavirus spread -- the Taste of Buffalo is planning to issue tickets to several sessions two days of the event to spread out guests.

Mask mandates are also expected to continue through the summer.

The Taste of Buffalo website says ticket information and more details about the event are coming soon.

You can see the rules and guidelines by clicking here.

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