Pamplona Poster Competition Opens


Every year Pamplona holds a fairly competitive contest for the fiesta poster. Both the fiesta and the bull fair have a poster (usually the bull fair has a better one), and these appear on everything from posters in shop windows to key chains. The winner gets a nominal prize. Rules for submitting a poster are comically complex, and the only thing more interesting than the contest are the calls for disqualifications. Only registered citizens of the city can vote, to prevent outsiders with better taste from effecting the outcome. When I first started going to Pamplona, I had the poster carefully framed and hung in my den every summer.

Now, I need a bigger house to do this, or I need to take down pictures of my kids.

This contest goes back to 1846 -- a link to the fabulous past is here.

See you in July!