Community Button Design Contest 2023!

Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival Announces
Button Design Contest!

Cedar Rapids, Iowa: As the Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival prepares to celebrate its 40th anniversary they have started to reminisce about the festival’s past. Reviving a tradition from years ago, local artists or those aspiring to be artists are invited to participate in the 40th Anniversary Button Design Contest. Community members will submit their designs for consideration to be featured on the official Freedom Festival attendee button in 2023.

The festival will take submissions through December 4th, 2022. Designs can be submitted via email to or can be mailed to the Freedom Festival office at 609 First Ave SW Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52405. The winning design will be announced at the beginning of January, with the winning designer receiving artwork recognition, a “VIP Experience” to select Freedom festival events, honored as a Grand Marshall in the 2023 Freedom Festival Parade, and a Festival Prize pack of buttons and t-shirts.

The dates for the festival have been announced as June 14th through July 4th, 2023. For more information, past button designs, and button design criteria please visit the festivals website All entries become property of the Freedom Festival and artwork may be manipulated for printing on festival t-shirts. 

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