The Philly PUFF

The Portside Arts Center is proud to be hosting Philadelphia’s first ever, annual inflatable

sculpture contest. It will take place from 2pm -4pm along side the Lehigh Avenue Arts

Festival on Saturday, April 26th, 2014 at the corner of Lehigh and Belgrade. 


The deadline to submit a proposal is:

March 15th for $25

Early Bird submission March 1st for $20.

You will be notified by March 21st of your acceptance.


A proposal will consist of:

1. A drawing of proposed sculpture

2. A brief description of sculpture, materials that will be used and method of construction.


Sculptures must be no larger than 15ft x 15ft and no smaller than 3” x4”, there is no

restriction on height but we ask you be mindful of you surroundings i.e. power lines, etc.

All participants must be 18 or older, and we ask that all content be age appropriate.


Prizes will be determined by guest judges and given out for the categories of:

Best in Show, Peoples Choice, Best Use of Materials, Best Craftsmanship & Best in Motion

There will be a cash prize and a one-month membership to The Philadelphia Sculpture Gym.


All prizewinners will get an inflatable trophy and be featured on our website for all posterity!

To learn more, contact us or submit a proposal visit