- CMYK Poster Show 2017
November 14, 2017
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
It’s that time of year again, folks. Remember that little ol’ event we used to run called the 1×1 Art Gala? Remember when we turned the event totally on its head and started a new annual design challenge called CMYK? Well it’s here once again, and it’s even bigger than last year.
For those of you who are new to the show, CMYK is one of AAFCM’s most competitive events on the programming line-up. It’s a design competition and silent auction for local professionals and students. We chose the name CMYK because it’s an obvious nod to design yet flexible enough to change the format as trends come and go. So if coaster design is all-the-rage three years from now, we just might host a coaster design competition. You get the point.
Back due to popular demand, our format is posters once again. And because everyone had a blast last year at one of St. Cloud’s most popular microbreweries, Beaver Island Brewing Company, they have offered to host again! This year the theme is …. Drumroll please!…. MINNESOTA! Who doesn’t love some “hometown” or in this case, “home state” swag.
What does that theme even mean?
As place branding becomes more popular and more important we wanted to jump on the train this year for our CMYK design competition. The poster can be anything, but the focus must be on our home state, Minnesota. This could be anything from what this state means to you, iconic features the state has to offer or could be more specific to where you live, have lived, witty sayings, exaggerated sayings, the sky’s the limit. Our judges will be considering the layout, font choice, and context to determine the winner. Make it pretty; make it clever, but whatever you do- make it about Minnesota!
DO I NEED TO BE A DESIGNER TO PARTICIPATE?
Nope! But you do need to know how to get whatever you create into a digital poster format using the specifications that you can download below.
HOW IT WORKS:
Using their medium choice, artists will follow the specifications outlined in the Call for Designers Form to create a Minnesota-themed poster. All posters will be put on display at the event and available for all event attendees to purchase via silent auction. Half of all silent auction proceeds go to Central MN’s advertising students, so help us keep the creative juices of the future flowing.
WHEN: Tuesday, November 14th
TIME: 5-8 PM
WHERE: Beaver Island Brewing Company
COST: FREE – Bring your friends!
CMYK is open to the public! Whether you’re an artist, a beer drinker, or you just love Minnesota, this is an event you don’t want to miss. The event will feature food and beer for purchase.
THE FINE PRINT:
Cost to submit a poster for auction is $15 to cover printing costs. 1 extra poster will be available for each artist at a cost of $10 (paid at time of registration).
Competition is limited to the first 40 designers.
Competition is limited to 1 poster per designer.
Final artwork files must be uploaded via the upload link by Tuesday, Nov. 7 at 5 PM.
NOTE: This is a public event; therefore, all posters will be subject to screening before print. AAFCM reserves the right to reject (without refund) any posters deemed offensive, inappropriate or vulgar.
Poster Specs & Template
Download the PDF poster template.
All artist must register and pay the $15 fee.
Once your poster is done, submit it here by Tuesday. Nov. 7th at 5 PM.
Venue: Beaver Island Brewing Co.