This competition for a poster depicting the city of Poznań is open only to professional poster artists. Polish and international participants are welcome.


Poznań – is a city located in Western Poland, situated at the Warta River. It is the historical capital of the Greater Poland region. Since 1999, it has been the capital of the Greater Poland Voivodeship.  Poznań is Poland’s fifth largest city (with 536,438 inhabitants). 

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The aim of this competition is to bring poster artists together so that they can contribute to the development of Poznań, the art of poster and the idea of self-edited authorial poster. We invite professional artists to create posters that will be a creative response to the theme ‘Poznan in a Poster’. This initiative is a call for solidarity in the time of the global epidemic. We wish to fight pessimism and the recent tendency of shutting down cultural initiatives. 

Format 100 x 70 cm (vertical)
File description format: Surname_FirstName_Country.pdf

Deadline (UPDATE): 12 October 2020


Prize: PLN 4500


Rarytas Art Foundation
University of the Arts Poznan
Curators: Eugeniusz Skorwider / Mateusz Bieczyński


Eugeniusz Skorwider (Head of the Jury)
Sławomir Kosmynka
Lech Majewski
Grzegorz Marszałek
Władysław Pluta
Secretary of the Jury: Mateusz Bieczyński

The Organizers reserve the right not to award the Main Prize and to distribute the financial means allocated to the prizes in a different way, in accordance with the decisions of the Jury.

The submitter declares that the work/works included in the Entry Form are his or her individual work.

By submitting an entry, the author declares that its public presentation will not infringe copyrights of any third party. The submitter will be held accountable for any claims that may arise. 

By participating in the competition, the submitter accepts general and additional rules of the competition and grants permission to publish the submission in mass media and promotional materials related to the competition, particularly in the competition exhibition catalogue and catalogues of accompanying exhibitions, as well as in social media. 

Works that offend religious or philosophical beliefs, racial or cultural origin will not be reviewed.

The exhibition will be accompanied by an online catalogue containing reproductions of works, a full list of participants, and a catalogue-style list of works that qualified for the competition.

Selected works will be printed out and included in the Organizer’s collection.

By participating in the competition, the submitter grants permission to his works being featured in an exhibition that will be held at a later time, in accordance with safety regulations related to the state of epidemic. 

General rules of the poster competition (PDF)

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