Call for Entries: Pollinator Partnership 2018 Poster

2018 "Pollinators and Seeds" Contest


Description

This is a poster design contest and the winning poster will be distributed throughout the United States at the cost of shipping and handling.  Posters are distributed to federal agencies, and at conferences, fairs and schools on request. About 200,000 posters are distributed each year.

Dates

NA

Submission Deadline

December 11, 2017

Venue

NA USA

Eligibility

Not stated, open to all.

Subject

Poster Image - Vision Our vision for the poster is to highlight the important role that pollinators play in plant reproduction. Without pollinators most flowering plant species would not survive. About 80% of all flowering plants on the earth need help with pollination. Pollinators provide pollination services to over 180,000 different plant species and more than 1,200 crops. This year’s poster should portray how both managed and wild pollinators support human food systems from seed to mouth. Additionally, plants play an important role in pollinator health. Native plant communities are an essential foundation for ecosystem integrity and diversity. Healthy native plant communities create habitat for animals; provide ecosystem services that sustain people, their communities, and their economies; and have intrinsic and irreplaceable biotic value that will become increasingly important in the future. Native seed reserves are essential in restoring damaged lands after fires and hurricanes, and these restored and recovered lands will benefit both pollinators and people. We envision this being an artistic combination of the beautiful diversity of seeds (sizes, shapes, and colors), and a cross section of plant life (from seeds to flowers), pollinators, restored lands, and foods. Let this spark creativity, but do not feel limited to these visions. The most important part of creating any poster is to make it a beautiful work of art that also communicates an idea or behavior that supports pollinator heath. A scientific/naturalistic style is preferred. The P2 staff will work with the artist on scientific accuracy and detail.

Media Accepted:

Sketch of the proposed poster as digital art submitted as a pdf, .eps., or .jpg. (300 ppi at 8.5 x11)

Fee

None

Details

Number artworks per entry: 1
Submissions
Submittal Details If interested in submitting a poster concept idea for consideration to render the 2018 “Pollinators and Seeds: Supporting healthy ecosystems and food security” poster, please submit the below information as one PDF to Kelly Rourke by Monday, December 11, 2017: • Contact information (name, email, physical mailing address) • Background o Resume, CV, past projects, etc. o Max 2 pages • Narrative about the poster concept o Method used (digital, traditional, etc.) o max. 1 page, Arial, size 12, single spaced • Sketch of the proposed poster as digital art submitted as a pdf, .eps., or .jpg. (300 ppi at 8.5 x11) A one-page narrative concept idea with a draft sketch is due to Kelly Rourke at kr@pollinator.org by Monday, December 11, 2017. The final illustration is due by Friday, February 9, 2018.
Presentation

Poster Size

There is flexibility with the size of the poster, but past posters have ranged from 30 in x 12 in to 30 in x 32 in (including a galley at the bottom of the poster for partner logos).

We suggest using a standard poster size so that the poster may easily be framed.

Jurors
Not listed
Notification
Timeline A one-page narrative concept idea with a draft sketch is due to Kelly Rourke at kr@pollinator.org by Monday, December 11, 2017. The final illustration is due by Friday, February 9, 2018.
Shipping Insurance
NA
Hanging Rights
NA
Sale of Works
Compensation The Pollinator Partnership does not make any profit off of the poster and distributes them for free (not including shipping and handling). The chosen artist will receive $1,000 upon completion of the artwork as stated in a signed contract for the 2018 poster. Legal The Pollinator Partnership will own the rights to the final submitted digital artwork.
Contact
Questions? Contact Kelly Rourke at kr@pollinator.org or 415.362.1137