Positive Posters: International poster competition

01 July 2010
10 September 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

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.

Entries may be from an individual or a collective(such as a studio), however an individual can only have authorship on one poster. If an entrant helped to create and submit a poster as part of a collective, then they cannot also submit a poster as an individual.

Selection of winners

As each entry is submitted it will be approved by the submissions coordinator and uploaded to the online gallery. After 10 September, Positive Posters will review the entries and shortlist 30 posters for inclusion in the exhibition. From this shortlist, five international judges will choose first, second and third place winning entries.

The winning entrant receives Adobe Creative Suite Standard CS5 and a Wacom Intuos four drawing tablet valued together at $2550.


The winning submissions will be announced on 12 October 2010 and exhibited until 19 October at No Vacancy Gallery, QV complex, Melbourne, Australia. The works will also be published on www.positive-posters.com.


Michel Bouvet (France) www.michelbouvet.com
Bobby Solomon (United States of America) www.kitsunenoir.com
David Pidgeon (Australia) www.pidgeon.com.au
Michaela Webb (Australia) www.round.com.au
Dean Poole (New Zealand) www.altgroup.net
Rico Lins (Brazil) www.ricolins.com


  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 September 10th 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.

Only one poster per entity may be submitted.

All entries must be submitted no later than 11 October 2010, 17:00 AEST.

For more information, please contact:

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

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