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Full Frame Poster Contest

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is pleased to announce its first-ever poster contest, to be produced for the 13th annual festival occurring April 8-11, 2010 in Downtown Durham North Carolina.

One design will be chosen to be printed in a limited edition run to be sold at the festival. The winning designer will receive a special “Artist” Priority Pass (a $500 value) for the 2010 festival as well as hotel accommodations for the duration of the festival.

The winning poster design will be chosen by a jury comprised of Full Frame staff and special jurors.

Objective

Create poster design for the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.

Things to consider:

  • Mountains
  • Trees
  • Anatomical drawings
  • Scientific illustrations
  • Collage
  • Buildings
  • Wood grain
  • Blueprints
  • Ed Ruscha
  • Gig posters
  • Silhouettes
  • Dogs
  • Aerial photography
  • Kodachrome
  • Negative space
  • European compact cars
  • Aircraft
  • Lines
  • Penguin books
  • Criterion covers
  • Kites
  • Alligator gar
  • Bikes
  • Stencils
  • Beaches in winter
  • Suitcases
  • Power tools
  • Letterpress
  • Telephone lines
  • Gymnasiums
  • Tom Waits
  • Things not made on a computer
  • Freshwater fish
  • Semaphore/flags/pennants
  • Icebergs

Things to avoid:

  • Slogans including the words “truth” or “reality”
  • Deer
  • Ticket stubs
  • Cats
  • Hollywood sign
  • Sad children
  • Popcorn
  • Sprocket holes
  • David Caruso
  • Vampires
  • Snakes

Prizes

The winning designer will receive a special “Artist” Priority Pass (a $500 value) for the 2010 festival as well as hotel accommodations for the duration of the festival.

Rules

Each entry must include the following information:

  • Festival dates (April 8 – 11, 2010)
  • Location (Durham, North Carolina)
  • Full Frame logo
  • Finished poster should be 11” x 17”.
  • Poster should include a 1/4-inch bleed on all sides. (This means the actual artwork size will be 11.5” x 17.5”)
  • Maximum file size for contest submission is 5MB.
  • Submissions must be in .PDF or .JPG format.
  • Original digital artwork should be either vector-based (such as an Adobe Illustrator file) or a minimum of 300dpi if a raster file (such as an Adobe Photoshop file).
  • Actual artwork for poster production has no file size limits, and should be saved in an uncompressed format. (Native Photoshop or Illustrator is ideal.)
  • If artwork is non-digital, a digital scan or photo of the highest quality possible is required for judging and the original will be required for reproduction.
  • The original will remain the possession of the artist.

How to enter?

Email fullframeposter@gmail.com for instructions.