This poster competitions aims to showcase and celebrate contemporary poster design from around the world.
Posters act as a simple vehicle for communication and have provided a powerful framework for political agendas, War propaganda and the dissemination of public information, alongside being used as tools to sell commercial goods and services for centuries. However outwith their functional existence, they provide a canvas for millions of designers around the world.
The brief is open and each participant may enter a total of 3 posters created specifically for the competition, for a client or as self promotion, but preference will be given for posters created within 3 years of the competition you are entering.
• File type: .jpg
• Dimensions: Native size of poster (A1 preferred) however any size is good, so long as the content and details of the poster can be seen clearly.
• File size: Under 5MB
The preferred format is A1, however, it's accepted any shape or size of poster.
You can submit a series of poster as one submission but in that case please combine the series together within one digital image for the first stage of submission.
The posters will be judged on their content, concept, and delivery, and value will be placed on design work which:
• Alters perceptions or ways of thinking
• Offers creative solutions to problems
• Contributes to discussion on current affairs
• Opens dialogue and provokes discussion for debate
• Makes innovative use of media or medium
A curated selection of entries will also be exhibited in Scotland’s National Centre for Design & Architecture, The Lighthouse between the 20th October – 25th November 2017.
There is no entry fee for this competition!
This competition is open to both students and professionals worldwide.
The three posters, most highly regarded by the jury, will be awarded a total of £900 in cash prizes.