2011 marks the third annual Chicago Public Library Design Contest and they are currently accepting submissions at their website. Each year, one Grand Prize Winner is selected to have his/her poster design showcased throughout the city as the centerpiece of the library’s awareness campaign. It’s tremendous mass exposure for young designers!
A panel of 3 judges – Mary Dempsey (Chicago Library Commissioner), Steve Musgrave (Artist) and Nick Scimeca (Creative Director at We Can’t Stop Thinking) – will vote on submissions to determine the pool of 30 finalists.
The winner will be honored at the contest finals, held October 11 in the Winter Garden of Harold Washington Library Center, and will receive a professionally framed print of their winning design. A 2011 People’s Choice Award Winner, selected by online votes at their Flickr page, will be also recognized at the finals & presented with a framed print of their design.
This year, they are looking for original poster designs which celebrate any of the past twenty One Book, One Chicago selections (complete list HERE) or the overall theme of Chicago reading together.
The deadline to submit designs is Sunday, September 18.
It’s really simple for participants to get started and entered! There is no cost to enter the contest. Complete info, suggestions & official guidelines can be found HERE.
Below are last years winners.