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Chicago International Poster Biennial (CIPB) 2012

The Chicago International Poster Biennial Association (CIPBA) is currently calling for poster designs from students around the world, for the 2012 Chicago International Poster Biennial (CIPB) Student Poster Competition.

The theme for this competition draws upon the rich history of music in Chicago. The best poster will be printed and used as the official poster of the 2012 Chicago Jazz Festival!

To enter, you must be a current student of graphic design or a related art discipline, anywhere in the world.

Design the Official Poster for the 2012 Chicago Jazz Festival!

The 2012 Chicago International Poster Biennial (CIPB) student design competition is open to all current students of graphic design or a related art disciplines, anywhere in the world.

Posters must be original designs, created in response to the theme.

The theme for the 2012 CIPB Student Poster Competition draws upon the rich history of music in Chicago. Chicago has an amazing reputation as a musical city starting with the “Great Migration” of the early 1900s that brought both the blues and jazz to the city, where both types of music were given an indelible “Chicago” stamp. A thriving new style of Soul music emerged in the 1960s and 70s, along with a flourishing Folk music scene. In the mid-1980s musicians in Chicago created House music which influenced electronic dance music internationally. Chicago’s reputation as a rock and punk scene began in the 1980s and continues to this day. American Heavy Metal has had a presence in the city since the late 1990s. Most recently in the mid-2000s, Hip-hop and Rap emerged as a musical force in Chicago.

One poster will be determined the best student poster of 2012 by the jury and awarded a medal and certificate. This poster will be printed and used as the official poster for the 2012 Chicago Jazz Festival by the City of Chicago.

The finalists’ posters will also be displayed in the Chicago Cultural Center during this year’s Chicago Jazz Festival.