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Enter Posters

The 2022 competition is now closed. Please enjoy the exhibitions and all-new app Poster World.

How does the competition work?

Launched in 2014, the International Poster Competition has received 30,000+ entries from over 100 countries and is recognised as one of the world’s largest collections of contemporary posters. The competition is open for entry and invites people from around the world to participate.

  1. Enter your posters to the International Poster Competition via Enter Posters.
  2. You will then receive a confirmation email to acknowledge that your posters have been submitted successfully.
  3. Your posters will then be reviewed by the International Jury.
  4. The curated selection of highly-rated entries will be chosen for the International Poster Exhibition in Olympia Gallery and the new Poster World app in collaboration with Nam Huynh and Sebastian König. These entries will also be showcased in the International Poster Book (approx 200 posters).
  5. Selected posters will be promoted via INTL social media and online to 100K+ active followers and viewers.
  6. You will be contacted via email if your poster is one of the highly-rated entries selected by the International Jury.
  7. 1st (Prize: £500), 2nd (Prize: £300) and 3rd (Prize: £100) place will be awarded.
  8. The results of the International Poster Competition will be announced at International Assembly live in Glasgow and shortly after on the INTL website and socials.

The competition is free to enter. Donations are appreciated.

Key Dates

Competition opens

Competition closes at midnight (BST)

Competition extended deadline

Jury view and select posters

All names of successful participants who will be included in the International Poster Exhibition, International Poster Book and Poster World app will be publicised online (on this page)

Poster World app in collaboration with Nam Huynh and Sebastian König launches, offering new ways to experience graphic design and the International Poster Exhibition

All selected posters available to view at Olympia Gallery

The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners of the International Poster Competition will be announced at International Assembly live in Glasgow.

Competition Guidelines

Please read the guidelines below before submitting an entry.

  1. The brief is open. Submissions may be created specifically for the competition, for a client or as self-promotion.
  2. Up to 8 posters may be entered per participant. Click “add additional poster” in the entry form.
  3. The competition is open to everyone (students, graduates, professionals etc)
  4. Content submitted on the poster entry form must be accurate and include all designers involved. This content may not be possible to change.
  5. Moving and animated posters are accepted and celebrated.
  6. The entry must have been created in 2020 onwards.
  7. 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

Prize Money

1st Place: £500
2nd Place: £300
3rd Place: £100

A curated selection of entries rated highly by the jury will be:

  • Exhibited in the International Poster Exhibition
  • Published in the International Poster Book
  • Featured in the Poster World app
  • Promoted via INTL social media

Submission Format

Please submit your posters using the below format:

Static posters
JPG or PNG up to 2000px wide under 5mb. RGB.

Moving posters
GIF or MP4 up to 1500px wide under 20mb. Alternatively a Youtube or Vimeo link can be provided.

Why enter?

  1. Raised international profile
  2. Participate in a global project
  3. Showcase your work to an audience of millions online
  4. Have your work published in the International Poster Book
  5. Be an International Poster Exhibition exhibitor
  6. Feature in the all-new Poster World app
  7. Win prize money
  8. Be considered for a special feature across INTL platforms
  9. What are you waiting for?

Poster World

We are currently working on an all-new poster app; a collaboration between INTL creative directors Warriors Studio, Nam Huynh and Sebastian König built on a shared curiosity, a focus on the future and a desire to push boundaries.

Together we’re asking questions. What does a poster/design exhibition mean? Where should it take place and why? Where do posters belong and live? How can we expand the modes of display we are used to? What is the future of graphic design? How can we create a hybrid experience which combines the physical world with the digital and offer something which neither can offer on their own?

We’re looking forward to sharing more soon. What can you expect?

  • An exhibition, but not as you know it
  • A new way of thinking about and experiencing design
  • Anticipate posters in insane places
  • Opportunities to upload your own work

The BETA version is almost complete and we are looking for people in the design community around the world to join our BETA testing team. Reach out and let us know if you would like to join our BETA team and be one of the first to test-drive the app ahead of launch:


How much does it cost to enter?
– It’s free to enter. Donations appreciated.

Can a series of posters be submitted as one submission?
– Yes. If submitting a series, please combine the series together within one digital image for the first stage of submission.

What file type should my digital submission be?
– JPG or PNG under 5mb. If your poster is animated this can be in your preferred format.

What dimensions should my digital file for submission be?
– Any size is suitable, as long as we can see the content and details clearly and it’s under 5mb. We recommend setting your file less than 2000px.

Can I submit animated posters?
– Yes. GIF or MP4 up to 1500px wide under 20mb. Alternatively a Youtube or Vimeo link can be provided.

Can my submission be self-initiated work?
– Yes

What year should my posters have been designed?
– From 2020 onwards.

Does my poster have to be printed on paper?
– No, your poster does not have to printed on paper. This year will be focused on digital submissions.

Will there be an exhibition for the 2022 competition?
– Yes. This year’s full International Poster Exhibition will be running at Olympia Gallery online and a selection of physical posters will also be on display at this year’s International Assembly festival in Glasgow on 10th November. The selected posters can also be explored through the all-new Poster World app.


International Poster Competition 2022 Selection

We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who participated in the International Poster Competition. 

It was an honour to welcome your work to the competition and see all of your inspiring posters.

The jury members were thoroughly impressed by the quality of work submitted and you made it an incredibly difficult process to select winners and the final selections for the International Poster Exhibition, International Poster Book and Poster World app. 

Hundreds of submissions were of equal quality to those selected but it is not possible to include everything and everybody. If you do not see your name on the list below, please do not let this discourage you from participating in future competitions and projects. You are welcome and invited to participate again next year and please join us in congratulating everybody who’s work was selected.

All designers, agencies, collectives and participants who have been selected for the International Poster Competition 2022 are listed here.


Your work will be:

  • Exhibited in the International Poster Exhibition, online in Olympia Gallery. A selection will also be showcased in-person at International Assembly festival in Glasgow, 10.11.22
  • Published in the International Poster Book
  • Featured in the Poster World app
  • Promoted via INTL social media

A total of 164 poster submissions designed by 107 participants were selected. 30 posters were awarded with jury commendations and 4 posters (or poster series) were selected as winners.

With 9,514 submissions from 94 countries to the 2022 competition, this is a monumental achievement. Congratulations again.

As there were so many submissions which were incredibly close to being included, we are considering a wider shortlist in future which recognises work which was seriously considered by the jury but did not make the final selection as this is also a noteworthy achievement.

This year, each jury member offers Jury Commendations to posters which they would like to personally highlight and commend. These will be printed in the International Poster Book and distinguished in the International Poster Exhibition. Make sure to pick up a copy of the book and visit the exhibition to discover the commended work.

The International Poster Book featuring all of the selected work, interviews with winners and featured designers will be available shortly. You can pre-order the book here.

The competition has now received more than 47,500+ submissions from 110 countries since launching in 2014 and we’re delighted that you will be part of the legacy.

If you have been selected, you will receive an email shortly with the next steps and file requirements.

Please feel free to share your success. We have prepared some images you can share as to announce your success, which you can download here or feel free to share your success as you see fit.

Alec Stewart
Alena Stählin
Alexander Sullivan
Alexis Mark
Alice Vodoz
Ana Lobo
Ana Margarida Matos
Andrea Eiber
Anna Morozova
Antonin Faurel
Antonio Plasmati
Anymade Studio
Arno Labat
Arp is Arp studio
Atelier Tout va bien
Balmer Hählen
Bottex Elsensohn
Bureau Progressiv
Bureau Sandra Doeller
Christophe Gaudard
Daan Rietbergen
Dafi Kühne
David Gobber
Denis Dobrovolsky
Diego Coleto Muñoz
Dimitris Giannoulas
Due Studio
Eilean Friis-Lund
Elias Erkan
Emil Kowalczyk
Erich Brechbühl
Europium Studio
Félicité Landrivon
Filippo Emiliani
Fluri GmbH
Fraser Muggeridge
Frederik Plesner
Frederik Wendt
Futura Basura
Gabriel Mester
Geoffroy Pithon
Gilbert Schneider
Giliane Cachin
Giovanni Murolo
Hannes Drißner
Hoang Nguyen
Ilia Dolbniev
Iris Karl
Iza Hren
Jaehee Cho
Jaemin Lee
Jalscha Römer
James Vinciguerra
Jan Horčík
Jeremy Deller
Jonas List
Jonathan Körner,
Joseph Melhuish
Jouri Toreev
Julia Bichler

Julia Löffler
Karolina Pietrzyk
Katharina Landisch
Katrin Heinlein
Kevin Hoegger
Kristiāna Marija Sproģe
Kristýna Kulíková
Kseniia Stavrova
Ladina Doerig
Lamm & Kirch
Lee Kan Kyo
Liebermann Kiepe Reddemann
Lucas Criado
Lucas Hesse
Luke Brown
Manon Bruet
Maximilian Messer
Merle Petsch
Mikhail Lychkovskiy
Minkee Bae
Nathan Meyer
Neo Neo
Neue Gestaltung GmbH
Nike London
Nikita Lanndau
Niklaus Troxler
Nizar Kazan
Ntsal Cairo
Osvald Landmark
Patsachon Toyingpaiboon
Peng, Hsing Kai
Pierre Vanni
Raffael Kormann
Robert Radziejewski
Rok Hudobivnik
Role Studio
Sara Cristina Moser
Sérigraphie Uldry
Shuaitong Zong
Spassky Fischer
Studio Terhedebrügge
Studio Tillack Knöll
Super Terrain
Szymon Szymankiewicz
Toan Vu-Huu
Tommaso Boccheni
Victor Sirot
Virginia Christak
Vlad Boyko,
Weijie Guo
Wieden + Kennedy
Yan Yan
Youyou Luo
Yu-Ju Liu
Zhengzhong Pan