New Contest by PositivePosters.com

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New contest was just launched by PostivePosters.com.

THE BRIEF

Positive Posters provides a shared platform that encourages designers to be proactive in shaping important issues. We believe in the ability of design to inspire minds, change attitudes and spark revolutions.

The 2011 Positive Posters brief asks you to design a poster that highlights or exposes an issue specific
to your own country, someone else’s or one that is international. It could be social, environmental or political; anything that you believe deserves a global audience and could be better seen or understood.

This is an opportunity for you to make a positive contribution towards an issue by presenting it to a global audience. We don’t want to tell you what’s important; we’d like you to tell us what’s important to you.

ELIGIBILITY

Entry is free!

The annual Positive Posters competition is open to all designers worldwide, individuals (students and professionals) and collectives (e.g. studios/agencies/collaborations)

Entrants must complete all stages of the entry process outlined below

Entrants can submit as many entries as they like

All entries must be submitted online and received by:
Friday 5pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time), September 30 2011

ENTRY PROCESS

1. Design a portrait A1 (594 x 841mm), 300dpi, CMYK poster that responds to the brief
2. Upload an 842px wide by 1191px high, 72dpi, RGB version of your poster in JPEG format
3. Submit a rationale (500 character limit) describing how your entry answers the brief


PRIZES

First Place
3,500+ posters distributed in Melbourne and Sydney, Australia
$1,500 + $1,500 to a charity of your choice

Second Place
Wacom Intuos 4 Tablet

Third Place
Safari Living Prize Pack

JUDGING PROCESS

As each entry is submitted, they are approved by our submissions coordinator and uploaded to our online gallery. We reserve the right to refuse an entry we deem to be inappropriate.

After September 30, Positive Posters will review the entries and shortlist 30 posters for inclusion in the end
of year exhibition. From this shortlist, our international judges will choose the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winning entries.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The most important thing you need to know is that every entrant retains 100% ownership of their poster
or posters. To read the full terms and conditions, click here or see the link at the bottom of the page.

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My first entry for the contest is an Anti-Smoking Poster “Respect Others. Don’t Smoke in Public Places”

Smoking in public places is a very big problem in China, as people are just not aware of its harm.

(People’s Daily Online): According to government statistics, smoking is linked to the deaths of at least 1 million people in China every year, making it one of the greatest health threats the country faces. Nearly 30 percent of adults in China smoke — about 300 million people.

More than double that number are estimated to suffer exposure to the risks of secondhand smoke, which include increased asthma attacks, ear and respiratory infections and cancer.

The annual number of smoking-related deaths could rise to 3 million by 2030 without greater efforts, Vice Health Minister Huang Jiefu said, warning that tobacco control efforts in China face a “serious challenge.”

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