Positive Posters Annual Exhibition

12 October 2010
19 October 2010
Melbourne, Australia
Positive Posters is an international poster competition that publishes positive design in and around city streets all over the world. The aim is to inspire individuals and make a positive difference in the lives of people everywhere. The competition was started in March 2009 from Melbourne, receiving 339 entries from 53 countries in its inaugural year, and bill posted the winning entry over 3000 times within Melbourne, with the hope it would make people smile. It worked.

Founded by Nick Hallam, the competition set out to show that graphic design can help people, and to connect the work of graphic designers with the wider community.


Call for entries: Now closed

2010 is here, and this year's theme is, "A Glass half full." Those who succeed in life are often those who manage to see the world optimistically and value the opportunities that it provides them with. This year, we would like the graphic design community to respond to this theme, so that this important message of optimism can be visually spread across our global community.


The annual Positive Poster competition is open to all designers worldwide (whether student, professional or otherwise). Entry is Free, however donation entry is encouraged. Only one poster per entity may be submitted.

Submission details

1. Design a poster responding to the theme, "A Glass half full."
2. Upload a 72dpi version of a portrait A3 (210 x 420mm) poster by 5pm AEST 10 September 2010 to www.positive-posters.com. It must be in CMYK and .jpeg formats. Please design all artwork at A1 (594 x 841mm), 300dpi for final submission.
3. Submit a rationale describing how your design solution answers the brief with a maximum of 100 words.

As each entry is submitted they will be approved by our submissions coordinator and uploaded to our online gallery.

Deadline for submissions

10 September 2010, 17:00 AEST

Selection of winner

After 10 September, Positive Posters will review the entries and shortlist 30 posters for inclusion in the exhibition. From this shortlist, our five international judges will choose first, second and third place winning entries.

International Jury

Michel Bouvet France
Bobby Solomon United States of America
David Pidgeon Australia
Michaela Webb Australia
Dean Poole New Zealand
Rico Lins  Brazil

Announcement of winner and exhibition

Results of the competition will officially be announced on October 12 at the Exhibition Launch at No Vacancy Gallery in Melbourne, Australia, and published on www.positive-posters.com.

Where: No Vacancy, QV complex, Melbourne, Australia.
When: 12-19 October 2010


Winning entrant receives Adobe Creative Suite Standard CS5 and a Wacom Intuos 4 drawing tablet valued together at $2550.

For more information, please contact:

Carolyn Lambert
Operations Manager
Positive Posters Inc.
Suite 812/1 Queens Rd.  
Melbourne, Victoria
3004 Australia
T: +61 402 849 500
W: www.positive-posters.com
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