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2011 Mars Society Poster Contest

posted Feb 18, 2011, 11:13 AM by Michael Stoltz   [ updated Mar 4, 2011, 7:07 PM ]

The Mars Society is calling on members and friends to design and submit posters to the 2011 Mars Society Poster Contest.  The winning design will be used as the primary graphic for publicizing the 14th Annual International Mars Society Convention, to be held in Dallas, Texas on August 4 - 7, 2011.

The main theme of this year’s convention is “Frontier: Mars”.  With this, the Mars Society hopes to emphasize that the Red Planet is a future home for mankind, and that humans will go there to stay, to create a new world and not just for exploration.

Other related themes that could be incorporated into the poster design include – “Pioneers”, “Texas”, “Colonization”, “Settlement” and “Terraforming”.  The poster design should make clear that the exploration of Mars is only the first step to a new and promising era in human development.

The winner will receive free admission to all sessions of the Mars Society’s annual convention in Dallas, as well as a ticket to the main banquet.  [Airfare and hotel accommodations are not included.]  

With regard to technical requirements for the contest, the poster size should be 11" x 17".  There are no restrictions on color.  If your poster is chosen, in addition to the full color poster we will need a gray-scale copyPosters can be submitted as a .pdf file, although it is preferred in the original format (i.e., Photoshop).

The deadline for submitting all poster designs is Friday, March 4, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. EST.

To submit your poster, please e-mail the sample design to: postercontest@marssociety.org.  Please also use this e-mail address for any questions regarding the contest and/or the submission process.


Use of Image: Artist gives permission to The Mars Society to use digital images(s) of art work in web and print media.

Poster Contest Disclaimer: The Poster Contest Artist, by submitting an application, agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless The Mars Society from and against any and all claims, demands or expenses (including attorneys fees) for libel, slander, invasion of privacy, infringement of copyright, personal injury, damages, or any other claims, demand or expenses resulting from performance in connection with this agreement.