International Student Poster Competition: 'Water is Life'

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Are you a student currently studying the fine arts, design, communication design or architecture? If you have already graduated, has it been less than a year since you received your degree? If you can answer 'yes' to either question you are eligible for this contest.

The International Student Poster Competition's theme is "Water Is Life." ZVSHK (German Sanitation, Heating and Air Conditioning Association), the sponsor of this contest states:

"In the year 2000, the United Nations set itself the goal of halving the number of people without access to clean drinking water by 2015."

"It is recommended that you conduct thorough research as the topic [Water is Life] is wide-ranging in scope, touching not just on biological aspects of life but also on political and economic issues.

water-clockContest Guidelines
All posters must be submitted digitally. The rules state that entries must follow these parameters:

Format: DIN A4 (21.0 cm x 29.7 cm, portrait or landscape format)
Resolution: 400 - 600 dpi
Color mode: RGB
File format: JPEG (Quality factor: 10 - 12)
Maximum file size: 15 MB
File name: Example: 'Doe_John_USA_2010-11-08_No.01'
Poster Info: Brief description of the poster concept
Mandatory Text: All submissions must include the phrase: 'Wasser ist Leben' (German) or "Water is Life" (English)

The judging panel will select the best 100 poster designs. These entries will be published in a catalog in addition to being displayed in a traveling exhibition. All winners will receive a free copy of the display edition.

There will be three prize winners selected from the top 100.

First Place: 5000 Euros (7,018 USD)
Second Place: 3000 Euros (4,211 USD)
Third Place: 2000 Euros (2,807 USD)

The prize winners may be offered the opportunity to sell their posters to the event organizers.

water-dropsContest Links and Other Details
This contest is free to enter. The deadline for submissions is February 11, 2011. Follow these links for more contest information:

Contest Website
Contest Submission Guidelines

Poster Theme Information

Online Registration and Upload Form

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