Tides 35th Anniversary Poster Design Contest

Tides 35th Anniversary Poster Design Contest

Artists and storytellers are an integral part of creating social change—you help illustrate messages, draw connections, and make our movements more compelling and beautiful.  It is in this spirit, that we invite poster submissions from artists, graphic designers and anyone in the Tides community in celebration of our 35th Anniversary (self-taught artists and amateur designs are very welcome).  Submissions can be drawn from any area of Tides’ issue areas, reflect on building community for social change, or offer visions for a more just and sustainable world.

Finalists and Prizes

The winning artist will:

  • Have their design produced in a limited edition print and featured prominently on the Tides website,
  • Receive a cash prize of $500,
  • Receive an invitation to the Social Justice Artists’ Convening on Wednesday, September 21, 2011, and
  • Be featured in NYFA's artist spotlight,
  • Be a featured presenter in an upcoming Tides Learning Community event.

All finalists in the contest will be featured in the Seed Gallery at the Thoreau Center for Sustainability in San Francisco and selected entries may appear on the Tides website and other publicity materials.

Submit Your Design

Submissions should be sent via email to hgatty@tides.org, as a JPG no larger than 1724 pixels at 72 dpi resolution.  Finalists will be asked to submit original, high-resolution, or camera- ready work.

Deadline: August 15, 2011

Peace sign image via Flickr: Mr_CRO, adapted under Creative Commons license.

  • http://www.lagunaposter.com/ Bill Atkins

    I would like to submit a concept, can you be more precise on the file size of the submitted image. Is there a headline or any specific copy?


    Bill Atkins

  • Dana

    What are the dimensions of the poster?

  • http://www.arts.ri.gov/blogs/index.php/?p=6993 Rhode Island State Council on the Arts:  

    [...] Contact: Link to Complete RFP [...]

  • Heidi Hernandez Gatty

    Thanks for your great questions! The produced poster will be standard medium poster size of 18 x 24". You are not required to use the Tides logo, although we will likely place it discreetly in the corner of the final chosen design.

    We are so excited to see your creativity in action!

  • Eileen Roraback

    I think your description suggests that this is an annual contest. Will it be run next year with similar rules and deadlines? Thanks!

  • Noble

    Is it required that I have to be a Tides resident?

    I live in Tallahassee. Thanks!

  • http://dombrassey.com Dom Brassey

    You may both enter and win from Tallahassee! No problem. Thank you for celebrating with us!

  • http://fruitioncoalition.wordpress.com/2011/07/31/july-news-for-movers-shakers-and-candlestick-makers/ July News for Movers, Shakers, and Candlestick Makers « The Fruition Coalition

    [...] Social Justice Poster Design Contest – Tides Foundation [...]

  • Janet

    Is the deadline correect?

  • http://www.tides.org TIDES

    Yup, the deadline was back in August. We announced the winner here: http://blog.tides.org/2011/08/31/35th-design-contest-winner/