Looking for a Few Good Artists – 2017 Mars Society Poster Contest

The 2017 Mars Society Poster Contest kicks off today. Members, friends and space enthusiasts are all invited to submit a poster for consideration, with the winning design to be used as the main promotional graphic for the 20th Annual International Mars Society Convention, scheduled for September 7-10, at the University of California Irvine.

Those intending to create a poster for the annual competition are asked to incorporate the main theme of this year’s 20th anniversary convention – “From Imagination to Reality” – into their planned layout. The deadline for submitting a poster design is Friday, March 31st, 5:00 pm MST.

Technical requirements for the contest are as follows: 1) The poster size should be 11″ x 17″, 2) There are no restrictions with regard to use of color, 3) If your poster is selected, the designer will need to submit a full color poster as well as a gray-scale copy, and 4) Poster designs can be submitted in Photoshop or as a .pdf file (the former is preferred).

All poster submissions should be sent via email to: postercontest@marssociety.org. Please also use this email address for any questions related to the contest and/or the submission process. The winning poster design will be announced on Monday, April 10th.

The winning designer will receive free admission to all sessions of the 2017 Mars Society Convention in Irvine, California, including one ticket to the Saturday evening banquet. [Please note that airfare and hotel accommodations are not included.]

Use of Image: Artist gives permission to The Mars Society to use digital images(s) of art work in online 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 attorney’s 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.