2016 Mars Society Poster Contest Winner Announced

marssocietyposter_wlogoThe Mars Society is very pleased to announce the winner of the 2016 Mars Society Poster Contest. After reviewing over a dozen design submissions, a committee made up of senior Mars Society staff selected a poster created by Bill Wright, a freelance science fiction illustrator, as the first place winner.

Design artists were asked to create a poster that uses the theme “Mars: A Mission for the Next Administration, Not the Next Generation,” for the 19th Annual International Mars Society Convention, scheduled for September 22-25 at Catholic University in Washington, D.C. The winning poster will be used as part of the promotional campaign for the upcoming 2016 convention.

The organization also announced the second and third place winners of the contest - Max Fagin and Isaiah Willett (respectively).

“It was a very close contest this year, probably the most competitive we’ve had to date. We appreciate all of the submissions and look forward to using Mr. Wright’s poster to help publicize our annual international conference, which takes place this fall just weeks prior to the U.S. presidential elections,” said Michael Stoltz, Mars Society Vice President for Development.