The Museum of Typography in Chania, Crete, with great pleasure invites professionals, students and amateurs of graphic and visual arts, but also people with innovative ideas that can turn them into a poster, to participate in their new international Poster Competition about typography.

As the greek word “τυπογραφία” means both typography and printing, this year’s theme is about their past, present and future. The theme of the contest is "Typography & Printing: past, present and future".

The poster should be created with the view of being used in various applications of the Museum (publication cover, poster, postal card, banner, etc). The dimensions must be 50×70 cm. PDF, CMYK, images at 200 ppi and not exceed 25 Mb.

Selection criteria for the winning creations will be the originality and the transmission directness of the message.

At this exhibition, which will be inaugurated in automn 2016, thirty distinguished works will be presented and their creators will receive honorary distinctions.

This year’s contest is of great importance to the museum for an additional reason, as the distinguished posters will be presented in the auditorium where the annual Conference and general meeting of AEPM (Association of European Printing Museums) will be hosted, in May 2017.

There is no entry fee for this Poster Competition.

It's free to enter!

Who can enter?

The contest is open to anyone wishing to take part with a single project.


The top three posters will take the central part of an exhibition that will be presented in the auditorium of the Museum of Typography and their creators will receive the following prizes:

First Prize: 1,000 Euro (approx. 1,100 USD)
Second Prize: 700 Euro (approx. 770 USD)
Third Prize: 500 Euro (approx. 550 USD)

Official website

For all further informations about the International Poster Contest Typography & Printing visit the following official website:


Call for Applications Info


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