All students of art, design, visual communications and architecture are invited to submit poster designs for the International Student Poster Design Competition „Age-friendly Living/Altersgerechtes Wohnen 2016“.
Artistic: The competition invites contemporary artistic responses to the topic of age-appropriate and barrier-free design in the home with the aim of finding a new visual language with which to communicate the topic.
Practical: The competition aims to stimulate the attraction of proactively making home improvements that help ensure one can continue to live at home as one grows older. The poster designs should raise awareness of the topic of age-friendly living, addressing in particular the 40–60 age group. The message(s) they convey should be suitable for advertising purposes.
Holding an international poster competition also highlights the creative potential of young people all over the world and communicates it all over the world: the 100 best posters will be featured in a travelling exhibition that will be shown around the world, along with an extensive catalogue containing further entries.
Who can take part?
The competition is open to all students of art and design who are enrolled at a state or private university or art college at the time of submission.
Graduates of art and design courses may also take part in the first year after their graduation.
Formal and legal requirements
All posters must contain the following text:
- In German: “Altersgerechtes Wohnen”
- In English: “Age-friendly Living”
Additional text or slogans can be added as desired.
Each participant may submit up to five poster designs (as individual works or in the form of a series of works).
All posters must be submitted online via the competition upload facility and must meet the following criteria:
- Poster format: DIN A4 (210 × 297 mm), portrait or landscape
- Resolution: 400–600 dpi
- Colour mode: RGB
- File format: JPEG (quality factor 10–12)
- Max. file size: 15 MB
Please name files as follows: First name, Last name, Country, Date and number (if submitting several entries) Example: John_Doe_USA_2016-05-20_No01.jpg
- Short description of the idea behind your poster (see online form)
On submission of the entry form (to be uploaded and submitted along with the poster file), all participants confirm that they are the sole author and owner of the rights to the poster.
On submission of the competition form, the participant agrees to allow the competition organisers to exhibit the poster in one or more exhibitions, to publish it on the competition homepage and in an exhibition catalogue accompanying the exhibition(s), and to use it to publicise the exhibition(s) and competition. Additional uses of the poster outside of these cases may be agreed on an individual basis.
Only posters that fulfil the above criteria may take part in the competition. The judges’ decision is final.
1. Prize - 2500 Euro
2. Prize - 1500 Euro
3. Prize - 1000 Euro
The best 100 entries selected by the jury will be presented in an exhibition to be shown around the world, and published in a catalogue to accompany the exhibition. The designers of the 100 best posters will receive a complementary copy of the exhibition catalogue. The organisers may at their discretion elect to award further prizes for individual posters in addition to the main prizes.Online uploads are possible until
midnight UTC on 31 December 2016. The upload facility then will be deactivated.