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CMYK Poster Show 2023

  • CMYK Poster Show 2021
     October 28, 2021
     4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  •  November 1, 2023
     5:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Our 2023 CMYK Poster Show Theme is


    It’s that time of year again … time for the annual CMYK Poster Show! Join us on November 1st from 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM at Iron Street Distillery in St. Cloud for a night full of fun, design inspiration, and drinks.

    This event has been a smashing success since its introduction 9 years ago. If you’ve never participated before, the CMYK Poster Show is a competitive (but friendly) event that brings together local designers, students, and professionals. It’s open to the public and whether you’re an artist, student, or a design junkie, you can participate in or attend this bangin’ event.

    The beauty of this competition is artists approach the theme however they want. Show us what inspires youWhat tells the world a little more about who you are? What colors make you happy, excited, creative, etc? The idea of this event is that you design a unique poster around the theme of music. Maybe it’s an album cover, or a concert poster, or perhaps it has lyrics that are meaningful to you. However you design it, just center it around the theme of music. Make it creative, make it clever, make it whatever you choose – just make it and join us at the 9th Annual CMYK Poster Design Competition!


    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.


    Using their medium of choice, artists must follow the specifications outlined in the Call for Designers Form to create a Music-themed poster. All posters will be printed, 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, to help us keep the creative juices of the future flowing.

    WHEN: Wednesday, November 1st
    TIME: 5:00-7:30 PM
    WHERE: Iron Street Distillery in St. Cloud
    COST: FREE – Bring your friends! / Tickets for bidding will be available for purchase at the door

    CMYK is open to the public! Whether you’re an artist, a music junkie, or you just love all things color + design, this is an event you don’t want to miss. Cocktails and mock tails will be available to purchase from our friends at Iron Street Distillery.


    • Cost to submit a poster for auction is $15 to cover printing costs. 1 extra printed poster to keep 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 Monday, October 23rd Wednesday, October 25th @ 11:59pm

    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.

    Artist RegistrationPoster Specs & Template

    Download the PDF poster template.


    All artist must register and pay the $15 fee.


    Artist Submission

    Once your poster is done, submit it here by Monday, October 23rd Wednesday, October 25th

    Submit Poster


    Venue Phone: (320) 201-9622

    Venue Website:

    539 E St Germain St, Suite 101, St. Cloud, Minnesota, 56304, United States