8th poster contest

Change of deadline & Participation Call of the 8th International Poster Contest "Racism - Xenophobia"

The Museum of Typography Yiannis and Eleni Garedakis announces the 8th International Poster Contest, titled “Racism – Xenophobia”.
In the land of Zeus Xenios, on the island of the protector of strangers already since the ancient times, this year’s international poster contest is scheduled to take place, bearing the title “Racism – Xenophobia”, emphasising once again a burning issue for the whole world.

The contest will take place from Monday, 18 September 2023, until Wednesday, 10 April 2024.

The committee, consisting of three members, who will decide on the winners of the 8th International Poster Contest, titled “Racism – Xenophobia”, by the Museum of Typography Yiannis & Eleni Garedakis, consists of:

Alexandros Kokkolas, graphic designer, Creative Director AKC and professor at the Vakalo Art & Design College.

Ioanna Kostarella, Associate Professor, Department of Journalism and Mass Communications at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

Katerina Lazaridou, studied graphic design-decoration, active in the graphic arts from 1979 to 2018, while currently studying in the Athens School of Fine Arts.

The poster should be accompanied by a short explanatory text explaining its content and purpose.
The invitation concerns adults, mainly professionals and students of graphic and visual arts.
From the 30 posters selected by the jury the first three will receive significant cash prizes.

  • 2.000 euros the first winner
  • 1.500 euros the second winner
  • 1.000 euros the third winner
    These posters will be presented in an exhibition that will be hosted in the amphitheater of the Museum of Typography for a year, until the next competition.
    The awards ceremony will take place on Saturday, 25 May, 2024, in the Amphitheater of the Museum of Typography, at the Park of Local Industries in Chania, Souda, Crete.
    Terms of participation
    1) Those interested should send their work from Monday, 18 September 2023 to Wednesday, 10 April 2024, to the email: typography.poster@gmail.com.
    The poster should be accompanied by the entry form and a short description of the project (up to 100 words).
    The name of both files should be the name of the contestants.
    The details of the participation form are:
    First Name:
    Last Name:
    Telephone number (with country code)
    Short Description (in English): [max 100 words]
    2) It is forbidden to use AI. The dimensions should be 50 × 70 cm PDF, CMYK, image at 200 ppi and should not exceed 25 MB. Otherwise the files should be sent by wetransfer. It is necessary to attach a poster file in jpg format in low resolution up to 1 MB for web use.
    3) Each participant can submit only one, original project, which has not participated in another competition. The employees of "Haniotika Nea" SA and the "Museum of Typography Yiannis & Eleni Garedakis" are excluded from the competition.
    4) The poster must bear the museum logo, either in Greek or English. You can find the logo at www.typography-museum.gr/logos.pdf
    5) The results of the competition will be announced at the awards ceremony, to be be hosted in the amphitheater of the "Museum of Typography". After the ceremony, the results will be announced in the newspaper "Haniotika Nea", at www.haniotika-nea.gr, on the website of the "Museum of Typography" www.typography-museum.gr and on the official page of the "Museum of Typography" on facebook www. Μουσείο Τυπογραφίας / Museum of Typography.
  1. By participating in the competition, the creators declare that the data used to create their work is original and does not include the copyrights of third parties.
  2. The creators of the three works that will be awarded declare that they do not retain any property rights in the works they will deliver.
  3. The Museum of Typography Yiannis and Eleni Garedaki will be free to re-use freely, for any purpose and in any way, original or adapted, whole or part of the material sent by the 30 creators who receive awards.
  4. Participation in the competition automatically implies acceptance of the terms of this notice.