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INTERNATIONAL
POSTER COMPETITION

The International Poster Competition 2024 is now open.

How does the competition work?

Launched in 2014, the International Poster Competition is recognised as one of the world’s largest collections of contemporary posters, receiving over 56,000+ entries (2014-2023) from over 110 countries since launching. The 2024 competition is now open for entry and you are invited to participate.

  1. Enter your posters to the International Poster Competition via Enter Posters below.
  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. A selection of highly-rated entries will be curated for the International Poster Exhibition in Glasgow as part of International Assembly festival, the online exhibition in Olympia Gallery and Poster World app in collaboration with Nam Huynh and Sebastian König. These posters will also be published in the International Poster Book (approx 200 posters selected each year).
  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. Prize money provided by Readymag.
  8. The winning 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 has been free to enter for 9 years. The organisers and annual jury contribute on a voluntary basis. 

From 2024 a modest fee of £20 per poster entry is asked for participation to allow us to continue providing the competition, exhibitions, books and digital experiences. 

Key Dates

19.02.2024
Competition opens

04.08.2024
Competition closes at midnight (BST)

14.08-24.08.2024
Jury view and select posters

16.09.2024
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)

28.10.2024
International Poster Book available for pre-order.

28.11.2024
All selected posters showcased at the physical International Poster Exhibition as part of International Assembly festival in Glasgow (More details and tickets available soon)

All selected posters exhibited online in Olympia Gallery

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

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

The highly-rated entries will be promoted during our International Assembly festival, via social media and online to over 100,000 active followers and viewers

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. It is not possible to change this content once submitted.
  5. Moving and animated posters are accepted and celebrated.
  6. The entry must have been created between 2022-2024.
  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

Prize money provided by Readymag.

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

  • Exhibited in the International Poster Exhibition in Glasgow
  • Exhibited in the International Poster Exhibition online in Olympia Gallery
  • Featured in the Poster World app
  • Published in the International Poster Book
  • 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.

Thank You

Big thank you to our friends at Readymag for supporting the 2024 International Poster Competition.

Readymag is an online tool which helps solo designers, agencies and design teams create websites, editorials, presentations, portfolios, and much more. It was created by designers for designers and it offers a lot of creative freedom for web design. It’s basically like in-design but with expanded web capabilities. 

Find out more

 

 

Why enter?

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

Poster World

Poster World app is founded from 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?

The app lets visitors become curators, it is a merger between a museum and a playground. You can even load in your own posters to display them in the unique and interactive billboards.

Download Poster World

FAQ’s

What is the entry fee?
The competition has been free to enter for 9 years. From 2024 a modest fee of £20 per entry is asked for participation in order to continue offering the competition platform. Your fee contributes to the day-to-day organisation of the competition, exhibitions, books and digital experiences.

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.

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

What file type should my digital submission be?
Static posters: JPG or PNG under 5mb. Moving posters: MP4 under 20mb or as a youtube/vimeo link if larger.

What dimensions should my digital file for submission be?
We recommend exporting your static poster at a maximum of 2000px wide or an animated poster at a maximum of 1080px wide, however any size is suitable, as long as we can see the content clearly and it’s under 5mb (static) or 20mb (animated).

Can my submission be self-initiated work?
Yes.

What year should my posters have been designed?
From 2022 onwards.

Does my poster have to be printed on paper?
Your original poster does not have to printed on paper however if selected for exhibition, printed copies of your poster will be required. In 2024 we will host both a physical and digital exhibition.

Will there be an exhibition for the 2024 competition?
Yes. This year’s International Poster Exhibition will be hosted physically in Glasgow at the International Assembly festival and hosted digitally in Olympia Gallery online. The selected posters can also be explored through Poster World app.