About AGDA Poster Annual 2011
Inspired by Music
The theme for the 2011 AGDA Poster Annual is “Inspired by Music”. Entrants are invited to be inspired and interpret this theme however they wish. Music is perhaps the oldest of humanity’s creative endeavours. It is both an art form as well as a type of communication. The world over music is a source of entertainment, celebration, worship and expression. The diversity of music reflects the soul of the world and binds us all. We all experience music at emotional and cultural levels. It offers us our finest moments and records our trials and our joys. This is the power that we hope you can capture.
We ask you, the entrants, to create posters about whatever you like. You can discuss whatever you wish as long as your subject matter stems from music in some way. Your approach may be as broad or as narrow as you wish. Your poster could be a portrait of your favourite composer or a social protest inspired by a song lyric – it is up to you.
Ask yourself questions. What is personal to you? How does music affect you? What do you love? Who inspires you? How do we use music to make social and political statements? How do we socially connect? How has music affected humanity? What historical moments are punctuated by music? Who are our heroes? What is the significance of our composers, our poets, our dancers? What are our stories? Where have we been? Where are we going?
It is AGDA’s mission to promote the highest values of graphic design. Therefore the selected finalist posters will be exhibited at the Gaffa Gallery, Sydney as of October 20. The AGDA Poster Annual Exhibition is intended to engage the general public and creative industries with the finest works of Australian graphic designers. The AGDA Poster Annual is also offering a critical prize to add prestige to the event’s growing image. The prize is to be awarded by a jury of esteemed local and international poster designers of the highest standing. The winner of the critical prize will be announced as a part of the opening ceremony of the AGDA Poster Annual 2011 Exhibition.
- Ken Cato, Cato Purnell Partners (Australia)
- Kjell Ekhorn and Jon Forss, Non-Format (Norway)
- Chen Zhengda, Superdesign Co. (China)
- Fanette Mellier (France)
- Stephan Bundi, Atelier Bundi (Switzerland)
- Eike Koenig, Hort (Germany)
- All posters are to be A0
841 mm wide x 1189 mm high.
- Entries close August 12th.
- Individuals/studios may enter as many times as they like.
- To be eligible, entrants must complete all stages of the online entry process.
- Design a poster responding to this year’s theme.
- Register at: posterannual.agda.com.au/entries
- Upload an RGB JPEG version of your poster. All files must be 842 pixels wide x 1191 pixels high at 72dpi.
- Along with your design, submit a rationale describing your process and relationship to the theme – maximum 200 words.
- Pay applicable fees for each entry.
- All entries close August 12th.
- Following the pre-selection, finalist entries will be notified by email by the 13th of September at which time high-res artwork will be requested for inclusion in the exhibition.
The AGDA Poster Annual reserves the right to refuse material that contains what is deemed unacceptable content by the following: Content that contains or links to offensive, obscene, defamatory or threatening material. Content that either explicitly or implicitly contains material or links to material that contravenes State and Commonwealth anti-discrimination legislation. Content that either explicitly or implicitly contains material or links to material that endorses or promotes racism. Content which breaches confidentiality or State or Commonwealth privacy legislation. Content that contains information of an essentially personal nature unrelated to the conditions outlined in this AGDA Poster Annual 2010 brief.
The fee per single entry is $30 for AGDA members; $55 for non members; and $10 for students. Entry fees are non-refundable.
The AGDA Poster Annual 2011 is open to both professionals and students from any field of design as well as those practicing in design-related fields. Entries may be submitted on an individual, collective (i.e. studio/agency) or collaborative basis, providing a clear description of authorship is supplied with each submission.
A three person pre-selection committee will review all entries and select the set of finalist posters for inclusion in the AGDA Poster Annual 2011 Exhibition. The pre-selection jury will be looking for creative, original works that relate to the theme and engage the viewer.
The finalist posters will be judged by a five person jury to select the overall AGDA Poster Annual 2011 winner.
The pre-selection committee and jury’s decision is final. The pre-selection committee, jury and the organising committee (AGDA) will not be drawn into discussion in relation to the process.
The key objective for the AGDA Poster Annual is to promote graphic design to the Australian public.
The following types of persons (each “Entrants”) may submit an entry provided that all copyright subsisting in that entry belongs solely to the person, people or company submitting it:
- an individual (eg. an single designer);
- a group of individuals (eg. a collective of designers); or
- a company (eg. a design studio)
All copyright and ownership of an entry to the AGDA Poster annual remains the property of the entrant.
All submissions to the AGDA Poster Annual must be the property of the entrant, and not infringe on any copyright or intellectual property rights of any third party. All entrants Indemnify AGDA and each of its contractors, partners, directors, members, officers and employees against any claim, liability, damage or loss (including resulting loss) arising out of or in relation to any infringement of the intellectual property rights of any third party in respect of that entry.
AGDA may distribute and publish an entrant’s submission in the form of advertising, promotion or informational releases in relation to the AGDA Poster Annual in any appropriate format.
Failure by AGDA to implement any of its rights at any stage does not constitute a waiver of those rights.
AGDA reserves the right to cancel, vary, extend or suspend the competition.