Poster Show: Mantra | Art to Live By! Call for Entries

Great news: you’re just our type.

Coming this fall Poster Show: Mantra | Art to Live By! This year’s theme revolves around meaningful words/quotes! Participants will be invited to design a poster for a word or phrase of their choice.

What’s your favorite phrase? What saying did you grow up with that holds a special place in your heart? What word do you cling to? There are many types of meaningful mantras and ways to display them: typography, hand lettering, symbols, illustrations, and more!

Pick a mantra and design a poster inspired by it! All submissions will be reviewed by a few carefully selected critics, and a juried exhibition of the top entries will be on display at our season premiere in September. You don’t want to miss that party!! All posters in the show will be up for the chance to win the People’s Choice Award and a prize! Prints of all chosen posters will also be for sale at the event. Proceeds will fund AIGA Atlanta’s event programming.

Even if your poster is not chosen for the show, you’ll get free entry into the show in September! Keep checking back here for updates on judges, sponsors, prizes, and party details.

Open Call Entry Deadline is July 25. No exceptions!

File Setup & Delivery

  • Your file should be 18” x 24” with a .125” bleed and crop marks.
  • Ensure the elements you include on your poster (textures, images, etc.) are all 300 dpi.
  • Name your file with your first and last name and your mantra. EXAMPLE: FirstnameLastname_MyMantraHere.pdf
  • Upload your print-ready PDF, at least 300 dpi, here and fill in the form questions.


Is there a submission fee?
Nope! Your time and talent is payment enough! Plus you’ll get free entry to the Poster Show party along with submitting a poster design!

Can my submission be created in another medium?
You can use ANY medium to create your poster, but we’ll ultimately need a digital file at the correct size so we can print it.

Can I submit more than one design?
Absolutely, but we may not be able to exhibit more than one design.

What about copyright restrictions?
Due to copyright laws, we encourage you to completely reimagine any artwork. You must not use any photography, illustration, logos, video stills or fonts that you do not have the rights to. AIGA Atlanta reserves the right to disqualify any piece we feel infringes on any copyright.

How will the posters be printed?
The chosen submissions will be printed digitally by our amazing sponsor, Standard Press on fantastic sustainable paper from Sustana Papers! We’ll display the posters in their full award-winning glory at both 18” x 24” and a smaller portable size.

How will I know if my poster is chosen for the show?
All artists whose posters are chosen will be notified by mid-August.

How will the posters be sold?
By submitting artwork for this event, you are giving AIGA Atlanta permission to print digital copies of your submission. Up to 20 copies of your artwork (at two sizes) will be available for sale at the show and in the future to raise funds for AIGA Atlanta.

More questions? Reach out to your Programming Co-Chairs Iz and Kelli at

When & Where
Thu, Jul 25, 2024