01. The brief is open, and the participation is free.
02. The festival is open to academic, commercial, and self-initiated projects.
We encourage the submission of posters that made it into the real world, works that were put to work and consequently seen.
03. The posters will be judged based on:
b. Type usage
e. Attention to details
a. You may enter the competition only if your poster is designed for events or campaigns in Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, The Czech Republic, or Ukraine.
b. Additionally, we require that you were born or that you are living and working in one of the countries from the eligible list.
Why so strict? We believe that these criteria will help us in our search for the Eastern visual ethos. Please be kind to us and understand our mission.
We allow one exception to 5.a.: self-initiated projects that express personal statements or tackle global issues or universal concepts. Not sure if your work fits here? Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
05. The selection will be made based on the digital entry.
06. Each designer may submit a maximum of 5 projects.
08. We accept only static posters at the moment.
09. Posters encouraging hate speech, racism, xenophobia, discrimination or violence are not eligible. We, the organisers, value human rights. And animal rights, of course.
10. Posters infringing on the intellectual property rights of others are not eligible. Plagiarism is theft.
11. Information provided in the entry form must be accurate. English is mandatory. Please double-check before pressing Submit. We may not be able to correct errors.
Dimensions: original size (70×100 cm preferred) or smaller. Please make sure the details are visible by zooming in.
File types: .jpg (RGB, maximum/100 quality), .png (PNG-24)
File size: under 10 MB
Naming: name_surname_project_title.jpg/png. If the poster is part of a series add number counting: name_surname_project_title_01.jpg/png
The only way to enter the competition is by completing the form on the submit page.
Any other means of sending us projects will not be taken into consideration.
Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, The Czech Republic, Ukraine.
All submitted posters must be original works. Local Design Circle is in line with the principles governing intellectual property rights. Plagiarism is frowned upon, regardless of its form.
All matters concerning the copyright of the entry are the sole responsibility of the entrant. The organiser will not be held liable for any breach of proprietary rights.
All selected posters will become part of the Local Design Circle archive. Organisers have the right to exhibit and publish the works, with no time limit.
The entrants retain full ownership of their entry and are guaranteed the right to be credited every time their work is published or exhibited.
The protection of your personal data is important to us. By submitting your work through the form, you agree to your personal information being stored and used by Local Design Circle. No third-parties, we promise.
Can a series of posters be submitted via a single form?
Yes, but each poster will be counted as one entry.
What file type should my digital submission be?
.jpg (RGB, maximum/100 quality), .png (PNG-24)
What dimensions should my digital file be?
Any size is suitable at the selection stage, as long as we can see details clearly and it’s under 5 mb.
Can I submit moving posters?
At the moment we accept only static posters.
What year should my posters have been designed?
Any time between 01.06.2021 and 31.05.2023.
How can I send you the poster?
The only way to enter posters in the competition is by filling in our form. You can send your placard only if it gets selected.
I am Polish, living in Oslo, and I designed a poster for the Centre Pompidou. Is my work eligible?
Unfortunately not. The Pompidou Centre is located in the 4th arrondissement of Paris, not in a district of any city from the 18 countries listed.
I am Czech, living in Sri Lanka, and I designed a poster for a coffee shop in my home town of Brno. Is my work eligible?
Yes, you may live in Paradise, but your roots and collaborators are in Eastern Europe.
I am Swiss, living in Lausanne, and I designed a poster for the National Theatre in Bucharest. Is my work eligible?
Unfortunately not. Although the client is Romanian, you are not Eastern by birth or by GPS positioning. Sorry!
I am Dutch, living in Belgrade, and I designed a poster for the National Theatre in Pristina. Is my work eligible?
Yes, living in Belgrade and working for an entity based in Kosovo’s capital means that you are really immersed in our part of Earth’s atmosphere.