Round one of the U-Printing International Poster Design Competition is due to start on the 1st March 2008. This is your chance to win an Apple iPhone, printing credits from UPrinting and photo credits from iStockPhoto, not to mention the chance to have your artwork reproduced as a full page ad in one of the top design magazines.
Hosted by YouTheDesigner, the competition will put designers head to head in an attempt to create the most awe-inspiring poster inclusive of graphic elements supplied by competition sponsors, iStockPhoto.
There will be three rounds to the competition, covering Vectors, Photos and Typography respectively. The source vectors for round one will be released for download on the 28th February 2008.
Create your design at the specified size of 18x24inches at 300dpi in CMYK format, then export a low-res 72dpi RGB version at 500x667px for submission to the Competition's very own Flickr Group.
Don't forget to link to your poster as a comment on the YouTheDesigner website.
Head over to the Contest Page at YouTheDesigner.com for full competition details, the last call for entries is on the 21st March so get your thinking caps on.
One last point
Yours truly; Chris Spooner from Blog.SpoonGraphics is one of the ten competition judges. Cash bribes and persuasive gestures to the usual address! Only joking! The competition entries will be judged on overall creativity and concept, creative adaptation of source images and visual impact, so get your creative socks on and start designing!