Call for entries: Positive Posters

01 September 2009
29 October 2009
Melbourne, Australia
Positive Posters (PP) is an international poster design competition for graphic design students, professionals and illustrators that aims to connect design and community. Melbourne will be covered top to toe with the winning poster in Feb 2010 following a huge exhibition night at Rooftop Bar, 11 November 2009. This bi-annual competition will spark a movement that will bridge borders and promote positive thought in places that need it most.

How it works

PP gathers entries from the global design community by hosting a bi-annual competition for graphic design students, professionals and illustrators.
Entrants design a positive visual response to a set theme, with a panel of judges selecting one winner of thirty shortlisted finalists.

The winning poster is printed and posted on the streets of Melbourne taken across the globe with the help of our PP partners.

The Brief

Design a poster that will stand out from the mass of media that exists in our cities and that has a positive message inspired by the first theme.

Theme: Change

Don’t be afraid of change. Change can be positive. While there are some things that are changing for the worst at the moment, we think that there is always room for changes that achieve a positive outcome.

The entries will be viewed and voted on by a panel of leading creatives from Melbourne around the world. The judging panel will assess entries based on the strength of the visual impact, the message that is being communicated and how strongly the entry represents and expresses the theme.


David Berman (Canada)

Ruth Klotzel (Brazil)

Andy Sargeant (Australia)

Jono Wallace (Australia)

Entry Specifications

All entries must be received by Positive Posters by 5pm Thursday 29 October AEST.

Entries will be required to be uploaded via:
To be eligible for consideration, all entrants must complete all stages of the online entry process.

These include:
  • Design a poster responding to the brief.

  • Upload a digital 72 dpi version of an A3 poster in JPEG format. Max file size 2MB.
(Create your file at A1 portrait, 300dpi resolution and scale it down for submission as this will be the final printed size)
  • Submit a max 100 word rational describing your poster and how your solution meets the brief.
  • File name needs to be your surname separated by a underscore then your first name initial. eg. If your name is Robert Smith your file name will be smith_r.jpeg

  • If an entry is a collaborative effort or anything of that nature, a clear description of authorship must be supplied with the submission.
  • Entrant must have read the Terms & Conditions.

Following the judging review, 30 short-listed entrants will be notified via email by 6 November, at which time (300dpi) artwork at A1 size will be requested for inclusion in the exhibition. Individuals/studio may enter one design per entity.

For complete information, visit the event website.

Submission Enquiries
Caz Lambert

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VIC 3004 Australia

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