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Call for Entry: 10th United Designs Biennial 2021 Online

Messages to Humanity Poster

Submit before Monday, August 30
Acceptance Notification: Monday, September 27

Our world is in crisis because we are losing ‘Love and Forgiveness’ over our desires. Greed leads us not to trust and care for our neighbors and livings in the world. This exhibition is a collection of the messages — Love and Forgiveness — to realize our coexistence in this fragile world. Each nation and culture have positive quotations about ‘Love and Forgiveness’ designed to better understand themselves as responsible citizens in society. These outstanding posters represent those cultural quotations around the world. Each designer expresses the message through the typography of his or her writing system.     

Most importantly, all participants share their kindness with a good heart. All visitors will realize our existence in the world from the exhibition of the designers’ personal experiences. Furthermore, we hope that both designers and visitors will practice ‘Love and Forgiveness’ to make this world a safe and harmonious place for us and our next generation.


a. Poster Exhibition Title
Messages to Humanity

b. Exhibition Date
Wednesday, October 13 to Monday, November 15, 2021

c. Opening Reception & Gallery Talk
Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at 10:00 pm KST
Zoom & YouTube (TBA)

d. Exhibition Location

e. Organizer
United Designs Alliance (UDA)

f. Curator
Albert Young Choi

Poster Design about your Messages to Humanity

200 designs and 200 participants from 30 nations

Dr. Albert Young Choi (Hanyang University ERICA, Korea)
Ms. Kelly Salchow MacArthur (Michigan State University, USA)
Mr. Robert Hower (the University of Texas Arlington, USA
Mr. Zhiyong Zhao (Shanghai Normal University, China)
Dr. Jorge Pereira (Polytechnic Institute of Cavado and Ave, Portugal
Mr. Juergen Hefele (Augsburg University of Applied Science, Germany)


UDA invites design professionals and educators in the fields of visual communication design to participate in the 10th United Designs 2021, an International Poster Exhibition.

Exhibition Objectives:
1. We strive to explore new visual communication and expressions.
2. We commit to bring creativity to an intellectual level.
3. We care to contribute to human culture as visual cultivators.
4. We contribute and share our creativity without prejudice against color, convention, culture, economy, education, history, nationality, race, religion, sex, skill, and social status.

2>>>BASIC GUIDELINES (Important: No acceptance for all works not following the Basic Guidelines)
a. The theme of the exhibition is ’Love and Forgiveness.’
b. All participants must use their writing system and typographic design with a quotation from the participant’s cultural and national background.
c. Restrictions: Do not use religious, racial, gender, history, sexuality, feminism, and political issues.
d. Visual Audit: Typography is the dominant visual and Image is the supportive visual
e. English translation of the quotation and concept statement must be provided with the poster. Use an official entry form.

3>>>REQUIREMENTS (Important: No acceptance for all works not following the requirements)
01. Your design work: Each participant may submit one poster design only.
– The participants must send a JEPG format file with 200dpi, A1 size (vertical format), and CMYK resolution.
– Must name your digital file(s) in the following order:
‘DESIGN’ (all capital letters), country, and your name (first name & last name)

02. A completed official entry form
– Must completely fill out the enclosed official entry form
– Must name your digital file in the following order:
‘FORM’ (all capital letters), country, and your name (first name & last name)
Ex. FORM_USA_John Doe

03. A headshot photo
– The participants must send a JEPG format file (300dpi, 30x30mm, and Greyscale image (CMYK)).
– Must name your digital file in the following order:
‘SELF’ (all capital letters), country, and your name (first name & last name)
Ex. SELF_USA_Doe John

04. Upload your work and entry form to:

– All winners receive an Award Certificate via email.
E-book exhibition catalog: UDA will post an E-book in November.
– Published exhibition catalog: US $80 per copy.
– Pre-order published exhibition catalog(s) via PayPal account Please make sure you have the correct name and address.
*UDA will produce a minimum number of published exhibition catalogs. The pre-order (before Monday, October 11) is strongly recommended.

Submission Deadline: Monday, August 30, 2021
Acceptance Notification: Monday, September 27, 2021
Note: UDA will announce all selected participants at by Monday, September 27, 2021

Copyright: All matters regarding the copyright of the entry will be the responsibility of the entrant. All designs will become the Collection of United Designs Alliance. The United Designs Alliance reserves the right to use all entrants’ information and the right to publish, exhibit or reproduce all designs entered for the competition.