RENO, Nev. (February 12, 2015) – With nearly 100 years of rich history in the Reno area, the Reno Rodeo is looking to the community to put their stamp on the “Wildest, Richest Rodeo in the West.” Now through April 2015, local artists and rodeo enthusiasts are invited to submit their own unique designs for a chance to be featured on the 2015 Reno Rodeo souvenir belt buckle plus a grand prize package.

Submissions for the Reno Rodeo souvenir belt buckle can be sent to [email protected] and should include:

A PDF or JPEG file of the design.
The artist’s name.
The artist’s phone number.
The artist’s email address.
Montana Silversmiths will be casting the gunmetal souvenir belt buckle with the winning design, which will be sold to the public during the 96th annual Reno Rodeo, June 18-27, 2015. The winning artist will also be awarded with a grand prize package including four Reno Rodeo tickets, sponsors room tickets for dinner and more.

“In an effort to get even more people in the community involved with the Reno Rodeo, this new contest gives local artists their chance to shine,” said Scott Peterson, first vice president for the Reno Rodeo Association. “Over the years, the Reno Rodeo belt buckles have become collectors’ items, and now these collectables can support one of the many talented artists in our area.”

Proceeds from the sales of the Reno Rodeo souvenir belt buckle benefit the Reno Rodeo Legacy Project, a community improvement program. Project plans include a Rodeo/Western Heritage Museum showcasing the Reno Rodeo, one of the top five rodeos in North America, and the Reno area’s rich history of ranching and western lifestyle.