Welformat International Student Poster Competition

Deadline: 15 August 2015
Open to: Students all over the world
Prizes: CHF 1,500, exhibition at the festival in Lucerne, 500 copies will be printed and displayed throughout Switzerland


This year, for the fifth year running, the poster festival Weltformat is organising a student international poster competition. The theme for this year is “Visual Scandal”. Posters should pack a punch. But what is the best way of doing this? Can this only be achieved through crass and vulgar means?  Based on the quote from Raymond Savignac “L’affiche est un scandale visuel” (The poster is a visual scandal), different ways of attracting attention should be explored. For the competition, they are looking for visual statements, which can stand their ground on the street.


The competition is open to all students from all over the world.


Twenty posters will be shortlisted and unveiled at a special outdoor exhibition at the festival in Lucerne in October. At the opening of the festival, the winning poster will be awarded a prize of 1,500 CHF by APG|SGA (Switzerland’s leading Out of Home advertising company). In addition, 500 copies of the winning poster design will be printed and displayed throughout Switzerland after the festival, courtesy of APG|SGA.

How to apply?

entries must be saved as JPEGs with 150 dpi, ISO A3 (297 x 420 mm) and not exceed 3 MBs. A maximum of three entries per person may be submitted.  The designs can be uploaded here before 15th August 2015.

For more information please download the official call.

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