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2019 Newcomer Award – International Poster Competition


31st July 2019

Who may enter
The competition is open to everyone younger than 27.

Weltformat Graphic Design Festival in Lucerne (Switzerland) is looking for the best young poster designers.

This year's competition theme is "Manifesting Rules". 

We are interested in the ways in which the work of designers and their visual solutions are influenced by tools and instruments as well as certain rules and guidelines.

Rules and regulations may limit creativity – on the other hand, they can be liberating, especially in times of seemingly endless possibilities. The question is, whether exciting results emerge when graphic designers disregard rules or rather when they consciously allow restrictions. Are design rules crucial and important or just an unnecessary dictation and the only rule to follow should be: no rules? Show us which formal and content-related rules you personally act on – and which ones you think should definitely be broken.

You may submit a maximum of three posters. 

Entry fee
Entry is free.

Twenty pos­ters will be shown during Weltformat Graphic Design Festival in Lucerne from September 28th to October 7th, 2019.

After the exhibition, the winning poster will be shown at 500 locations throughout Switzerland and awarded CHF 1,500.

Please visit to learn more about the competition.