Call for Entry
UDA Annual International Design Competition 2019
Submit before Monday, May 13
Award Announcement on Monday, June 24
All participants can submit their best Commercial Posters for the client, Experimental Posters for the exploration, and Environmental Awareness Posters for the earth.
Posters communicate its message and show its narrative story, and defined as a painting or an illustration art in the 19th and 20th century that it remains in our culture as a historical artifact. In the UDA’s prestigious annual design competition, all participants will show their best posters and UDA will preserve their posters as the historical artifacts.
Please join our outstanding design collections by submitting your best posters.
CEO & Creative Director of Coy LA, USA
One of the founders of the AIGA/LA chapter
The first president of the AIGA/LA chapter
CEO & Creative Director of Dean Gerrie Design, USA
Former Chief Brand Officer, BJ’s Restaurants, Inc.
Founding President of the AIGA/Orange chapter
Professor Emeritus of Design at the Massachusetts College of Art & Design in Boston
The former principal of The Maviyane-Project, a design studio in Harare
An Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from the University of Massachusetts Lowell
AIGA Boston Fellow Award in 2018
Associate Dean of Academic and Students Affairs, College of Arts & Media, University of Colorado Denver
Director of the Digital Animation Center (DAC)
Creative director and designer at Szeged, Hungary
International poster designer
Awarded Internationalen Plakatausstellung Leipzig 2014
Designers can choose Design Category 1, 2, and 3. Students can choose Design Category 4.
- Commercial Poster
- Experimental Poster
- Environmental Awareness Poster
- Student (Open to all subject matters)
Design & Submission Specification
Please follow these design specifications. If you do not follow them, we cannot guarantee your submission(s) will be considered. You can only submit bitmap images (A1 size JPEG with CMYK 300 DPI resolution), no vector images.
Step 1. You must use the following method for naming your files (JPEG design file & MS Excel entry form file):
File name: Design Category_FirstName LastName_Title
Examples: COM_John Doe_Music Festival, EXP_John Doe_Music Festival, ENV_John Doe_Music Festival, STU_John Doe_Music Festival
Step 2. Must save your file as a JPEG file (A1 size, CMYK, 300 DPI) with ‘Image Options: Quality: 12 Maximum’ and ‘Format Options: Baseline (“Standard”)’
Step 3. Submit your files (JPEG design file & MS Excel entry form file) via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 4. Send your submission fee via PayPal account email@example.com. Please make sure you have the right name and address.
– Single Entry: us$20
– Multiple Entries (Max 5) from one designer: us$60
– Single Entry: us$10
– If a student’s instructor is a UDA member, a student can submit up to two entrees for free.
Submission Deadline: Monday, May 13
Award Announcement: Monday, June 24
All awarded designs will be announced at www.uniteddesigns.org.
Award Certificate & Publication
All winners receive an Award Certificate (PDF file) via email.
All winners will get a complimentary e-book catalog at http://fliphtml5.uniteddesigns.org.
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 information provided by the entrants, as well as the right to publish, exhibit or reproduce all designs entered for the competition.