100 Best Posters 17.
Call for Entries
Submission deadline: 24 January 2018
The 100 beste Plakate e.V. invites German, Austrian and Swiss designers to submit their creations for this year’s poster competition. The best hundred designs created in 2017 will be honoured with the publication of a yearbook and a touring exhibition. Posters and poster series can be submitted online until 24 January 2018.
The competition welcomes posters from all types of printing techniques and genres provided that they were designed, printed and published between 1 January and 31 December 2017. Graphic designers, design studios, agencies, students, commissioning bodies and printing works in Germany, Austria and Switzerland are invited to participate.
The project will be financed primarily by the entry fees paid by each applicant. The fees range between 50 euros for one poster and 200 euros for ten or more posters, although students and members of the association will receive a 50 percent discount. To ensure that there is clarity in the application process, each poster must be submitted in one of three categories: advertising for business, culture or social matters which has been commissioned as a poster in semi-public or public space; or it is a self-advert, author graphics or an experiment; or it is work by a student completed with guidance from teaching staff.
The selection process begins with online registration by entrants and uploading the posters in the appropriate format. The panel will shortlist all online submissions. The shortlisted entrants will then be asked to send in printed versions of their work by 17 February, and these will be adjudicated by a panel. The resulting selection of the 100 best posters will then be presented in a touring exhibition and a yearbook entitled “100 beste Plakate 17 Deutschland Österreich Schweiz”. The winners will be informed of their success by e-mail by the beginning of March. The tour will begin with an exhibition held from 15 June to 8 July in the central entrance hall of the Kulturforum on the Potsdamer Platz in Berlin and make its way to Vienna, Nuremberg, Lucerne, Essen, La Chaux-de Fonds and Zurich.