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The Barbershop Harmony Society’s International Convention features seven days of shows, festivals, contests, meetings, volunteer opportunities, bonding moments, late-night tag singing sessions, and music education.

Our annual International Convention is a week-long event held in a new major U.S. city every July. After several years of a hiatus due to the pandemic, our big summer convention is BACK! Approximately 5,000 barbershoppers from around the world - North America, Europe, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and more - gather for a week of unforgettable shows, contests, volunteer opportunities, bonding moments, late-night tag singing sessions, and educational offerings.

Big screen jumbotron slides are still available for purchase. Advertise with us today!

Questions? Contact us for more information at marketing@barbershop.org

Event Dates & Location

The 2024 International Convention will be held June 30 – July 7, 2024 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Deadlines

  • Program Book Submission Deadline: May 1, 2024
  • Jumbotron Submission Deadline: June 28, 2024

Questions? Send us an email with your questions!

Advertisement and Exhibitor Application

Technical Requirements

BIG SCREEN JUMBOTRON

Advertiser must provide the Barbershop Harmony Society with the advertising ready to be displayed on the screens. The only acceptable format is Microsoft PowerPoint – MUST BE in 16:9 FORMAT. There is no audio capability. Multiple slides can be used but it is recommended that each slide be set for a minimum of six seconds before moving to the next slide. There should be no text smaller than 36 point. Do not use random transitions but the use of color and animation is acceptable. Each ad must be submitted in a separate file and must be no longer than 30 seconds in duration. Final output will be presented at a 16:9 format.

PROGRAM BOOK

Advertiser must provide the Barbershop Harmony Society with press-ready Adobe PDF file.

Full-page ads are 5” wide x 8” tall (with 1/4” bleed for a total size of 5.25” wide x 8.25” tall).

Half-page ads are 5” wide x 4” tall (with 1/4” bleed for a total size of 5.25” wide x 4.25” tall).

Quarter-page ads are 2.5” wide x 4” tall (with 1/4” bleed for a total size of 2.75” wide x 4.25” tall).

All ads should be full color with full bleed (1/4” bleed on all sides).

Preferred format: Adobe PDF

Please note: Ads created in Word or PowerPoint will not produce an acceptable PDF for publication.

Ads created in a line art program (i.e. Adobe Illustrator, etc):

Preferred format: Adobe PDF; Acceptable format: EPS, TIF

Convert all fonts to outlines.

Be sure any images placed in the file were first converted to a 300 dpi full color CMYK-mode.


Ads created in Adobe InDesign or other page layout program:

Acceptable format: PDF, EPS

Any images placed in the file must be 300 dpi full color CMYK-mode.

Want to advertise year-round?

Check out advertising opportunities in The Harmonizer, our premiere magazine publication.

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