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Guidelines for Submission  

Please read the following guidelines carefully and adhere to all the specifications designated below. Submissions that do not meet the guideline requirements will not be accepted into the competition. This competition is open to high school students, college students and professionals.

The poster should educate and inform about the social movement and explain the historical background of the movement. 


To create a poster that is impactful and based on one of the current or historical social movements. Choose one from the link below.


Winning Entries

Entries: High school students, college students and professionals will be judged in separate categories.

Top 3 high school winners:

Scholarships to Lake Erie College:

1st place: $500
2nd place: $250
3rd place: $100

Top 3 college winners:

1st place: iPad Air

2nd place: Wacom Tablet (M Pro)

3rd place: Bluetooth Headset

Top 3 professional winners

1st place: iPad Air

2nd place: Wacom Tablet (M Pro)

3rd place: Bluetooth Headset

All final entrants will:

  • Receive national social media recognition
  • Have their design featured on a variety of
    online media
  • Have work displayed in Lake Erie College’s
    ROYCE fine arts gallery for 2 weeks


Competition is open to any high school student or college student from any school or any graphic design professional.

Design Guidelines

Size: 24" x 36"

Full Color

Mounted on black or white foam core, trimmed to size

Call to action (for more info, you can link to any website).

Your own unique design and layout that complements the creative copy set you have chosen.

Your poster should include:
- a title
- subhead
- body copy

Entry Deadline

Submissions will be accepted for entry starting December 16, 2019.

A final PDF and application form need to be uploaded no later than 9:00 pm EST on Friday, January 31, 2020.


Make sure you have incorporated all the required elements in your poster.

Export finished work as a PDF without crop, registration or bleed marks (low resolution for entry purposes are fine due to limiting size)

Fill out entry form on this page to upload your design

Pay the entry fee

name your PDF Poster design file as follows: "last name_art movement name"

Entry Fees:

Entrance fees are required to officially submit your design:

Professional: $40

College: $20 

High School: FREE

All fees are non-refundable and must be made after submitting the form. You will be directed to a link to pay your entry fee immediately after completing the form on this page.

Round 1:

All entries received will be viewed and will pick the best for the show.  An email will inform the semi-finalist to print and mount
their work for display in the art gallery for ROUND 2.

Suggested poster print company links will be included in the email.

Round 2:

Posters must be delivered to the art gallery at Lake Erie College on or before March 4th by 6pm Semi-finalists can deliver them personally or have them mailed (the address will be included in the email). A printed name plate must accompany your poster.

The following information will be needed for the name plate:

1. Art movement
2. Title of piece (optional)
3. Your name
4. A selling price (If you’re interested in selling copies). 25% of all sales goes to the gallery.

Round 3:

Judges will pick final winners who will be announced opening night of the show. Please plan to attend!

March 16, 2020 6-8pm.

Chelsey Kovar

Chelsey Kovar is a multidisciplinary Creative/Art Director + Designer with a degree in Visual Communication & Design with a concentration in Graphic Design. She is a member of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) Cleveland and numerous non-profit organizations. She developed her passion for creative marketing and advertising by serving as Art Director at Division Street Design and as a Creative Consultant for Ohio’s largest media company. Chelsey used her multidisciplinary skillset for The Centers for Families & Children as the sole Art Director + Designer and has received design awards from Graphic Design USA and Tri-C. Most recently, Chelsey has been
honored by the YWCA as a 2019 Distinguished Young Woman of Cleveland for making a difference in Northeast Ohio through her career accomplishments, community involvement and commitment to YWCA’s mission of eliminating racism and empowering women.

She is currently the Assistant Executive Director at the Parma Area Chamber of Commerce, where her motto is Growth, Culture +  Community. She is passionate about encouraging economic growth in her community by  connecting local leaders and change makers all while supporting chamber members through business development, networking, education, advocacy, and access to resources. 

Denise Taylor

Denise Taylor is a Harley enthusiast and graphics professional that is passionate about classic beauty, solid design, and a lot of chrome! Her design foundation is old school – fine tuned hand skills of traditional cut and paste and formal education. She has a Bachelors Degree of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Kent State University and has been working professionally as a designer ever since. She spent nearly 10 years at Matrix Essentials in Ohio and then in New York after L’Oreal acquired the company. After that, she managed her own design studio in Akron and worked independently as a business owner and sole designer. Then she spent 8 years as Senior Art Director at Aquage, another professional hair care company that required impeccable detail with a modern flare.

After living through 5 company acquisitions, she had the time and became a motorcycle instructor. She’s had a love for motorcycles and music ever since she can remember. Combining passions, she does design and packaging work during the week and teaches folks how to ride motorcycles for the State and for Harley Davison on the weekends! 

Anthony Ezzo

With over 20 years of professional creative, motion graphic and graphic design experience, and five degrees,  Anthony has managed to bring ideas to life. Anthony Ezzo is currently an assistant professor at Lake Erie College. He has designed and developed the new graphic design program at LEC and is a professional Art Director with over 20 year’s experience with an MFA degree. In the mid 90s and in 2001 he was contracted with Ernst & Young as an animation/motion graphic specialist under contract. In 1998 and from 2004-2007, he worked in various departments at American Greetings creating designs for the Cleveland Browns and various non-profit businesses associated with AG. In 2000, he worked as an
art director for Matrix/L’Oreal Solon/NY and managed their cosmetics and Amplify accounts. His responsibilities were to hire freelancers, attended photo shoots, press checks, and scout for photographers. In 2003, he started his own video and graphic design business called PIXER and studio 127. Recently, he directed a lip-sync contest for Geneva-on the-Lake Police Department that went viral in 2017 hitting 2 million.

Sarah Wichtendahl

Sara Wichtendahl is a graphic designer and professor. She has an MFA in Graphic Design from Iowa State University and has worked on accounts for Target, Wal-Mart, Michaels, JoAnn Fabrics, Starbucks, A.C. Moore, and Dena Designs. Sara is currently Director of Hive Design Group at Baldwin Wallace University and a Senior Creative Consultant at Xpotential Marketing Group. Since the age of 2, Sara has had a passion for creating art, which she has turned into a career and an entire room in her house full of art supplies and projects in various stages of completion. That house is also full of boys, with her 3 sons, one husband, a rescue shepherd-greyhound mix, and a fat orange cat named Fry.