International Poster Competition 2015


Posters offer a universal platform for communication and have been utilised for centuries to provoke, promote, celebrate, and stimulate. The exhibition features a showcase and celebration of poster design from across the world and includes a selection of shortlisted entries to GDFS’ International Poster Competition 2015.

Graphic Design Festival Scotland’s International Poster Competition will result in an exhibition at Scotland’s Centre for Design & Architecture, The Lighthouse.

100 of the top entries to the poster competition will be exhibited with the top 3 winning cash prizes.

Key Dates

14/06/15 – Competition Opens

01/08/15 – Competition Closes – All digital submissions must be received

20/08/15 – Shortlisted participants will be contacted to submit physical posters for exhibition

14/09/15 – All names of shortlisted participants publicised on website

23/10/15 – Winners will be announced at poster exhibition


The brief is open. Submissions may be created specifically for the competition, for a client or as self promotion. A maximum of 3 posters may be entered per participant. The competition is open to both students and professionals. The posters will be judged on their content, concept, and delivery, and value will be placed on design work which:

  • Alters perceptions or ways of thinking
  • Offers creative solutions to problems
  • Contributes to discussion on current affairs
  • Opens dialogue and provokes discussion for debate
  • Makes innovative use of media or medium


1st Place: £500
2nd Place: £300
3rd Place: £100


Warriors Studio
Adrian Shaughnessy
Tony Brook
Erich Brechbühl


Digital Entry: Maximum 5mb

Physical Entry: A1 or equivalent



The Submission deadline has been reached, thank you to all of you who entered and congratulations to those who have been shortlisted. Please check again at a later date to enter in 2016.

2015 Shortlist

The following entrants have been selected to show their submitted posters at GDFS International Poster Exhibition in Scotland’s National Centre for Design and Architecture, The Lighthouse. The posters will be exhibited from GDFS’ Launch Night on 23 October until 7th November 2015. The exhibition is free to attend and will be open from 10.30am-5pm Monday–Sunday.

We would like to thank everybody who entered and our judges Adrian Shaughnessy, Tony Brook, Erich Brechbühl and Warriors Studio. A huge congratulations to each one of you on the shortlist, with 3432 entries from 83 countries, this is a fantastic achievement!

A-2-O Design Studio
Abel Ivo Domingos Rafael
Adam Bletchley (Studio C&C)
Al White
Alles Gut
Anatolii Grashchenko
Andrea Chronopoulos
Anthony Aguero
Atelier mit Meerblick
Atelier Tout va bien
Bartosz Mamak
Ben Lee
Benjamin Kivikoski
Boeschlin Delphine
Boris Gautier
Bruno Miguel Salgado Rodrigues
Catell Ronca
Chae Byung-rok
Chikako Oguma
Shih-Bo Chiu
Clément Bertrand
Clément Le Tulle-Neyret
Dario Dezfuli
David Voss
Eduard Zimovtsev
Ekaterina Simonovich
Ekaterina Vinogradova
Eva-Maria Offermann
Fabian Krauss
Florian Seidel
Frederic Tacer
Gallery Print
Christophe Gaudard
Gilles de Brock & Niels Schrader
Hugo Roger
Isabel Seiffert
Lee Jae-ha
Jesse Wyss
Jim Kühnel

Joanna Miernik
Jouri Toreev
La Direction (Pedro & Sylvie)
Lamm & Kirch
Lisa Pommerenke / Simon Roth
Lucas Lima
Lukas Novotny
Mado Klümper
Manita Songserm
Marcel Mrejen
Marie Ballhause
Mark Bohle
Martin Gnadt
Matthieu Salvaggio
Michaela Labudová / Monsters
Nikolay Kovalenko
Nina Kazanova
Pegah Ahmadi
Eloisa Perez
Philipp Staege
Piyakorn Chaiverapundech
Polina Sologub
Raffael Kormann
Rita Maria Ferreira Neto Sabbo
Roosje Klap
Rund Gang
Saori Shiroshita
Sarah Boris
Simon Mager
Steffen Knöll
Stepan Lipatov
Stefanie Rau
Studio BABE
Sven Tillack
Teresa Płotkowiak
Thiago Lacaz
Think Work Observe, Alberto Moreu and Piero Di Biase
Thomas Bizzarri & Alain Rodriguez
Thomas Kronbichler – Studio Mut
You Yibin